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What is an XLR connector and what is it used for?

XLR connectors are rugged electrical connectors which are used mostly in professional audio and video electronics cabling applications.

Some examples of application areas of XLR connectors are:

  • Sound and video mixers
  • Microphones
  • Studio equipment like amplifiers, professional CD players, mastering deck, etc.
  • Active loudspeakers
  • Lighting applications
  • Industrial applications (Control circuits, etc.)