This project was proposed by Steve Drummond. It was approved under our rules by Subcommittee SC-05 and assigned to the working group SC-05-02 on Audio Connectors.
|TITLE||AES-X183, Audio application of 25-way D-type connectors in balanced circuits|
|SCOPE||to recommended a pin assignment and gender for 25-way D-type connectors used to connect multiple audio signals in balanced analogue or AES3 digital form. Excludes consideration of connector and cable types for specific applications.|
|RATIONALE||25-way D-type connectors are widely used in professional audio equipment to connect multiple balanced analogue and AES3 digital signals. A standardised pinout and gender convention would simplify interconnecting equipment from different manufacturers.|
|WHO BENEFITS?||Equipment manufacturers benefit by offering a recognisably stable interface. Equipment users benefit by the ability to interconnect equipment predictably using standard cables.|
|WHY AES?||We have the necessary expertise and authority to standardise international connector usage in a professional audio environment.|