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military 1/4" patch bay
on Aug 12, 2005 at 7:30:19 pm

Setting up a new NLE studio and the audio patch bay I was given uses military jacks. Is there a problem using standard 1/4 phono plugs?

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Peter Groom
Re: military 1/4" patch bay
on Aug 13, 2005 at 9:15:35 am

Dont exactly understand what Military jacks are. I suspect theyre what in the UK are termed GPO jacks. In any case yes theres a problem. GPO jacks are a different thickness, so youll stretch the sockets causing instability. Additionally the measurements between tip ring and sleeve on the 2 are completely different leading to possible shorting or incorrect connection problems.
Use the right jacks for the right bay.


NB I prefer Bantam jacks wired to a Krone block these days. NO soldering

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