In today’s modern audio equipment, you will find more than ¼” and XLR connections. PreSonus® has put together this brief guide to help you quickly identify which connection is which.

Computer Peripherals

What It Looks Like What It's Called Where You Might Find It

Display Port

Computers

Monitors

DVI

Computers

Monitors

Ethernet (RJ45)

Computers

Mixers (StudioLive® AI-series, StudioLive Series III, StudioLive CS18AI)

Stage Boxes (NSB 8.8, NSB 16.8)

Personal Monitor Mixers (EarMix™ 16M)

Routers

HDMI

Computers

Monitors

Televisions

Gaming Systems

Lightning Apple Peripherals (iPhone®, iPad®, iPod®)
Micro-B USB

Android™ Devices

Cameras

Hard Drives

Computer Peripherals (Hubs, Printers, Scanners)

Mini-B USB

Android Devices

Cameras

Hard Drives​

Computer Peripherals (Hubs, Printers, Scanners)

Thunderbolt 2

Computers

Audio Interfaces (Quantum, Quantum 2)

Hard Drives

USB-A

Computers

Mixers (StudioLive AI Series)

USB-B

Audio Interfaces (Studio Series, AudioBox® Series)

Hard drives

Mixers (StudioLive Series III, StudioLive AR series, StudioLive 16.0.2 USB)

USB3-B

Audio Interfaces (Studio 192, Studio 192 Mobile)

Hard Drives

USB-C

Computers

4K and 5K Displays

Graphics Amplifiers

VGA Older Computers and Monitors

Analog Audio Connections

What It Looks Like What It's Called Where You Might Find It
Combo

Audio Interfaces (Quantum Series, Studio Series, Studio Series, AudioBox Series)

Loudspeakers (AIR Series, ULT Series)

Mixers (StudioLive Series III)

Studio Monitors

DB25

Mixers (StudioLive AI-series)

Preamps (DigiMax DP88)

1/8" TRS or 1/8" TS

Loudspeakers

Mixers (StudioLive AR-series Mixers)

Smartphones and older iPods

Studio Monitors (Eris E3.5, Eris E4.5)

¼" TRS or ¼" TS

Audio Interfaces (Quantum Series, Studio Series

Loudspeakers

Mixers (StudioLive Series III)

Preamps

Studio Monitors (Sceptre® Series, R Series, Eris Series, Temblor® Series)

RCA (F)

Audio Interfaces

Mixers (StudioLive Series III, StudioLive AI-series)

Studio Monitors (Eris E3.5, Eris E4.5, Temblor T8, Temblor T10)

XLR (F)

Audio Interfaces

Loudspeakers

Mixers (StudioLive AI Series)

Preamps (DigiMax D8)

Studio Monitors

XLR (M)

Loudspeaker Out / Thru (AIR Series, ULT Series)

Mixers (StudioLive Series III, StudioLive AR-series, StudioLive AI Series)

Studio Monitors (Temblor T10)

Digital Audio Connections

What It Looks Like What It's Called Where You Might Find It
ADAT

Audio Interfaces (Quantum, Quantum 2, Studio 192, Studio 192 Mobile ,Studio 1824, Studio 1810)

Preamps (DigiMax D8, DigiMax DP88)

AES/EBU Mixers (StudioLive 16, StudioLive 24, StudioLive 32)
BNC

Audio Interfaces (Quantum, Quantum 2, Studio 192, Studio 192 Mobile, Studio 1824)

Preamps (DigiMax D8, DigiMax DP88)

S/PDIF (Coaxial)

Audio Interfaces (Quantum, Quantum 2, Studio 192, Studio 192 Mobile, Studio 1824, Studio 1810, Studio 68)

Mixers (StudioLive AI Series)