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Adapters and Cables

Cables and Adapters

This section provides a quick overview of the types of cables and adapters we circulate. Note that specific equipment kits may include their own proprietary cables. As there are a variety of adapters for converting one cable-type to another, we strive to offer those that are regularly utilized and associated with the equipment we actively circulate.

Name

Description

Connection

Connection

Audio Cables
XLR cable Carries audio signal between audio sources and receivers. XLR
(male)
XLR
(female)
XLR to 1/4th-inch cable Connects a device with an XLR input to a source with a 1/4th inch TRS cable output. XLR
(male)
1/4th-Inch TRS
(male)
XLR to 3.5mm female adapter Connects a microphone with XLR output to a camcorder with 3.5mm input. XLR
(male)
1/8-Inch
(female)
XLR to USB (Shure X2u) adapter Converts audio signal from XLR output to USB input for computer use. XLR
(female)
USB
(female)
1/8th-inch (TRS) extension cable Extends stereo audio cable. 1/8th Inch-TRS
(male)
1/8th-Inch TRS
(female)
1/8th-inch to 1/4th-inch (TRS) adapter Steps 1/8th inch TRS plug up to fit 1/4th inch sockets. 1/4th-Inch TRS
(male)
1/8th-Inch TRS
(female)
AUX (1/8th-inch TRS) cable Connects audio source with AUX port (female). 1/8th-Inch TRS
(male)
1/8th-Inch TRS
(male)
USB Cables
A to B cable Connects computer to compatible devices, commonly printers, scanners and other peripherals. USB-A
(male)
USB-B
(male)
A to Mini-B cable Connects computer or power adapter to compatible devices, commonly cameras, GPS devices, midi peripherals. USB-A
(male)
USB Mini-B
(male)
A to Micro-B cable Connects computer or power adapter to compatible devices, commonly Android, Windows, and Blackberry phones. USB-A
(male)
USB Micro-B
(male)
C to Mini-B cable Connects computer or power adapter to compatible devices, commonly cameras, GPS devices, midi peripherals. USB-C
(male)
USB Mini-B
(male)
C to Micro-B cable Connects computer or power adapter to compatible devices, commonly Android, Windows, and Blackberry phones. USB-C
(male)
USB Micro-B
(male)
USB-A Extension cable Extends the reach of any USB cable with one USB-A end. USB-A
(male)
USB-A
(female)
USB-C Extension cable Extends the reach of any USB cable with one USB-C end. USB-C
(male)
USB-C
(female)
Video Cables and Adapters
HDMI cable Connects to standard HDMI devices, such as laptops, DVD/Blu-ray players, projectors or other computers. HDMI
(male)
HDMI
(male)
USB-C to HDMI adapter Connects iPhone, iPad, or iPod to a display or projector with HDMI input. USB-C
(male)
HDMI
(female)
Lightning to VGA adapter Connects iPhone, iPad, or iPod to a display or projector with VGA input. Lightning
(male)
VGA
(female)
Lightning to HDMI adapter Connects iPhone, iPad, or iPod to a display or projector with HDMI input. Lightning
(male)
HDMI
(female)
USB-C to HDMI/VGA/USB 3.0/Ethernet Adapter (4-in-1)
Connects Mac computers to a display or projector with VGA, HDMI, USB 3.0, or Ethernet input. USB-C
(male)
HDMI/VGA/USB 3.0/Ethernet
(female)
USB-C to HDMI/USB 3.0/SD Card/Ethernet Adapter Connects USB-C output to a display or projector with HDMI, USB 3.0, SD Card, or Ethernet input.

USB-C
(male)

HDMI/USB 3.0/SD Card/Ethernet
(female)
Mini DisplayPort (Thunderbolt) to
HDMI/VGA adapter (2-in-1)
Connects Mac computers to a display or projector with HDMI or VGA input. Mini DisplayPort (Thunderbolt)
(male)
HDMI/VGA
(female)
VGA to HDMI adapter Connects an HDMI output (such as on a DVD/Blu-ray player or computer) to a VGA input (such as on a projector). VGA
(female)
HDMI
(male)
USB-C to VGA adapter Connects a USB-C output (such as on a DVD/Blu-ray player or computer) to a VGA input (such as on a projector). USB-C
(male)
VGA
(female)
Last Modified:   Fri, June 25, 2021 2:25 PM CDT