What are they? They are 1/4″ TS unbalanced connectors with a way to short the tip to the sleeve when unplugged. Why? When the tip is shorted to the ground it will keep it from causing any hum, pops, or noise when not plugged in. What are they for? They are intended for instrument use like guitars, basses, […]
The Right Cable for the Right Job
Not unoften in the complicated world of connections that you’ll find the same connector type doing different jobs. It is important to know that just because the connection looks the same doesn’t mean that it carries the same signal or that the wire for the cable is the same. Let me give you a few […]Connections, RCA, Wire info, Wire Types, XLR
Mogami Mic Cable Types
We are a huge fan of Mogami cable! We sell lots of Mogami mic cables, so let me tell you about a few of the options: The best-selling mic cable we have is Mogami 2549. It is the best standard mic cable we sell. It is a nice compromise between size, quality, and cost. It has a […]Mogami, Quick Tips, Wire info
Is hiring a professional for my wiring worth it?
It is safe to say that we build a lot of new cables. But sometimes, a customer already has a cable, and they want it modified. In this case, it is an eight pair snake with XLR connectors, and it needs TRS 1/4″ connectors on one end. It is for a church, and they are […]Beginner info, Sound, Wiring
Video: Wire Types – Part 2: Digital, Coax, CAT, Snake
I would like to introduce our informative video: Wire Types – Part 2 Here are some details from the video: Digital AES/EBU and DMX wire: Digital audio cable for AES3 or AES/EBU is similar to mic cable. It is a twisted pair shielded cable and has a characteristic impedance of 110 ohms. Because it uses a […]Beginner info, Sound, Video, Wiring
Video: Wire Types – Part 1: Mic, Instrument, Speaker, unbalanced
I would like to introduce our informative video: Wire Types – Part 1 Here are some details from the video: Microphone Wires: It is used for Microphone connections and balanced line-level gear connections, which includes most connections. If you are referring to it, technically, it is actually “single pair” or “one pair” shielded. It consists […]Beginner info, Sound, Video, Wiring
Video: Intro to XLR and 1/4″ connectors
I want to introduce our first informative video: Intro to XLR and 1/4″ connectors. Here are some details from the video: XLR Connectors: Normally 3 Pin Balanced signal for rejecting noise Latching The male connector is the output The female connector is the input Used for Microphones, line-level gear, console outs, etc. 1/4″ Connectors: Named […]1/4", Beginner info, Connections, Sound, Video, XLR
Welcome to the first blog post!
Welcome to the first blog post for the newly renovated info site of Event Horizon & Services! I, Brandon, owner of Event Horizon & Services, recently set forth on a new mission: It is time to give back by sharing my vast repertoire of knowledge to help others on their journey of learning about cables, […]About, History, Welcome