SC-05-02 meeting, New York, NY, USA, 2019-10

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, USA, 2019-10-17

The meeting was convened at 15:00 by acting chair Richard Cabot.

In attendance were P Treleaven, B Whitlock, J Meyer, R Cabot, A Kuzub *, R Kenny * (* by remote link).

The formal notice on patent policy was read.

The meeting agenda was accepted as written.

Minutes of previous meeting in Dublin, Ireland, 2019-03-21 were approved.

Projects assigned to this group but not mentioned here had no action requested or required - see for details.

Open projects

AES68-R Review of AES68-2014 - AES standard for audio connectors - XL Connectors to Improve Electromagnetic Compatibility

The reaffirmed version has been published.

Development projects

AES72 ��� Application of RJ45-type connectors and quad twisted-pair cable for audio interconnections
There was considerable discussion about the need to specify the minimum appropriate plating. There was also discussion of whether a similar specification should be added to AES63 also. It was suggested that the TIA spec includes a minimum plating specification.

The committee discussed the need to get manufacturers to use the standard. The chair will send letters to manufacturers of equipment that implement QTP audio interfaces along with a complementary copy of the standard. He will also investigate getting an article published about the standard in the audio press.


Nothing to report.

New projects

None were suggested.

New business


The next meeting will be scheduled in conjunction with the AES 148th Convention, to be held May 2020 in Vienna, Austria.

AES - Audio Engineering Society