SC-05-02 meeting report, New York 2009-10

Report of the meeting of the SC-05-02 Working Group on Audio Connectors of the SC-05 Subcommittee on Interconnections, held in New York, NY 2009-10-10

The meeting was convened by chair R.A. Rayburn.

The agenda was amended to move AES14-R from the annex to the agenda and agreed as amended. The report of the previous meeting, 2009-05-09, was accepted as written.

Open projects

AES14-R, Review of AES14-1992 (r2003): AES standard for professional audio equipment - Application of connectors, part 1, XLR-type polarity and gender
Propose to reaffirm as soon as possible.

AES26-R, Review of AES26-2001 (r.2007): AES recommended practice for professional audio - Conservation of the polarity of audio signals
No action requested or required.

AES45-R, Review of AES45-2001 (r.2006): AES standard for single programme connectors - Connectors for loudspeaker-level patch panels
No action requested or required.

Development projects

AES-X011: Fiber-Optic Audio Connections: Connectors and Cables Being Used and Considered for Audio
A secretariat-formatted version will be prepared by 2009-12 for the working group to consider.

AES-X105: Modified XLR-3 Connector for Digital Audio
Secretariat will post revised PWD by 2010-02 for the working group to consider.

AES-X113: Universal female phone jack
Small editorial amendments required include an extra ring on the MIL plug. Secretariat will post revised PWD by 2010-02 for the working group to consider.

AES-X123: XL Connectors to Improve Electromagnetic Compatibility
Foreword and abstract for the circumferential contact standard to be written by chair by 2009-12 for the working group to consider, then final PWD by secretariat ASAP.

AES-X130: Data Connector in a XL Connector Shell
PWD from Secretariat expected by 2010-02 for the working group to consider.

AES-X183: Audio application of 25-way D-type connectors in balanced circuits
PCFC to be posted by secretariat by 2009-11 for the subcommittee to consider.

Liaisons:

A liaison with AES Standards working group SC-04-04 on Microphones is necessary with regard to project AES-X189, "Connector for surround microphones". [This can be handled informally for the time being.]

New Projects:

It is proposed to amend AES14, after reaffirmation, by adding an annex extending its coverage to miniature XL type connectors that are now available from multiple vendors. A Report showing that miniature XL type connectors are now available from multiple vendors is also proposed.

New Business:

There was no new business.

The next meeting will be scheduled in conjunction with the AES 128th Convention in London, UK, 2010-05.

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