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Adapters

Permalink 03/27/08 at 07:15:24 pm, by Ed, 248 words   English (US)
Categories: General, Programming

In a recent purchase from an audio store, I placed an order for an 1/8" mono audio cable and two 1/8" to 1/4" adapters. Specifically, I ordered:

  • 1x 3' Mono 1/8" - 1/8" Cable
  • 2x Mono 1/8" F - 1/4" Male Adapter

With these, obviously, I could make either an 1/8"-1/8" connection, with the cord itself:

Or an 1/8" to 1/4" with an adapter:

Or even a 1/4" to 1/4" with two adapters:

Unfortunately, they were apparently all out of 3' mono 1/8" to 1/8" cords, so they just gave me the best they could. That is to say, they gave me

  • 1x 3' mono 1/4" to 1/4" cable
  • 2x 1/4" to 1/8" adapters

Plus the other two adapters I had also ordered.

So in the end, I actually can do what I wanted to, that is, go from 1/4" to 1/4". It's just a bit round-a-bout:

That is to say, 1/4" - 1/8" - 1/4" - 1/4" - 1/8" - 1/4"

Of course, the whole point of this post is not that they sent me laughably numerous adapters, but the fact that I was able to use the same image and draw it horizontally reversed for the adapters (at least, if you're using firefox).

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