Can I use a Mono cable with a stereo coupler to go from TS to TRS?
Unfortunately that is something you cannot do. TS will support mono, unbalanced signals. While TRS can support mono as well, they also support stereo and balanced signals. As a result the signal would ground and cause distortion. Similar to plugging a TS cable into a TRS port.
Does a higher strand count in speaker cables provide better audio quality?
There is a lot of spin placed on wires and cables to justify one type or another. The main reason for this is to justify an over inflated price. Fact is, stranding provides flexibility. Solid wire conductors can deliver high audio quality and arguably better run lengths, but would be more brittle and tend to break. One break and you lose connectivity. Stranded cables would be more flexible and a break in one or more lines will not cut the signal flow. But, it doesn't magically improve audio performance. Audio quality is influenced more by the quality of the copper. That is better milled, high purity copper will have lower signal resistance and less fluctuation in density which will lead to better signal integrity and more pure audio. All our speaker wires are milled from high quality, oxygen free copper.
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What are the Common Audio Cable Connectors?
In the live sound world there are five common cable connectors: TRS and XRL (for balanced connections); TS, RCA and banana plugs (for unbalanced connections).
TRS is the abbreviation for “Tip Ring Sleeve.” This is the accurate term for 1/4" (or 1/8") balanced connectors. A TRS plug can be found at the end of most headphone cords if you want to know what one looks like. It looks like a standard 1/4" plug with an extra “ring” on its shaft. Thus the three sections of the
shaft are called the Tip, Ring, and Sleeve. TRS connectors are used wherever you need to have two conductors plus a ground (shield) in one plug. A common use is to connect balanced equipment. A useful cable is the Hosa (CSR103) CSR103.
XLR is the trademarked name for circular 3pin connectors developed by Cannon (later bought by ITT). XLR has since evolved into a generic industry term, and many manufacturers now make this style connector, in which there are positive, negative, and ground connections. In audio, XLR connectors are normally used for transmitting balanced mic and line level signals to mixers or audio to speakers.
TS are the abbreviation for Tip Sleeve and refer to a specific type of 1/4" connector that is set up for twoconductor unbalanced operation. An insulator separates the tip and sleeve. The tip is generally considered the "hot," or the carrier of the signal, while the sleeve is where the ground or shield is
connected. TS cables are best known as guitar or line-level instrument cables.
RCA connectors are the common name for phono connectors like the ones used to connect most consumer stereo equipment. These were so associated with the RCA Corporation in the early 1900s that they became known as the RCA connector. Some mixers have tape or CD inputs and outputs with RCA connectors. Hosa’s (CRA206) CRA206 is an example.
A Banana Plug is an electrical connector designed to join audio wires such as speaker wires to the binding posts on the back of many power amplifiers, or to special jacks called, of course, banana jacks. A common configuration of banana plugs is to have two of them molded together and spaced 3/4 of an inch apart, which is also the spacing of the binding post receptacles on the back of power amps.