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Adapters and Cables

Adapters and Cables

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 Mini-B cable One of the most common connectors with our equipment, these cables are included with related kits (Cameras, Camcorders, etc). USB-A
(male)
USB Mini-B
(male)
A to Micro-B cable One of the most common connectors with our equipment, these cables are included with related kits (Cameras, Camcorders, etc). USB-A
(male)
USB Micro-B
(male)
Video Cables and Adapters
USB-C Multiport adapter (HDMI, SD Card Reader, USB-C, USB 3.0, Ethernet), StarTech
Connects Mac computers to a display or projector with HDMI, USB 3.0, or Ethernet input as well as an SD Card reader slot. USB-C
(male)
HDMI/USB-C/VGA/USB 3.0/Ethernet
(female)
USB-C to VGA adapter, StarTech
Connects a USB-C to a VGA (such as on a projector or monitor). USB-C
(male)
VGA
(female)
Mini DisplayPort (Thunderbolt) to
HDMI/VGA adapter (2-in-1), StarTech
Connects Mac computers to a display or projector with HDMI or VGA input. Mini DisplayPort (Thunderbolt)
(male)
HDMI/VGA
(female)
HDMI to VGA adapter, StarTech Connect to HDMI ports via VGA (using a VGA Cable for a projector or monitor) HDMI
(male)
VGA
(female)
Last Modified:   Tue, October 11, 2022 8:30 AM CDT