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Thread Starter 
ok guys... after many many searches for the ultimate 3.5 mini plugs available for diy-ers.... seems like there arent as many cool plugs as there are rca or 1/4 ....

so here is my attempt to consolidate all those plugs and jacks in one convenient thread.. so that hopefully 3.5 searches will bring people here instead of little random threads all over the intrawebz!

please feel free to contribute a 3.5mm 1/8" mini stereo/mono jack/plug to this REFERENCE thread for DIY cable makers.....

edit 1: also any suggestions comments or reviews of any or all of these plugs are also highly recommended!
edit 2: please include any innards of any or all the mini plugs you come across that also would be a great reference for future cable makers.

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NEUTRIK
Neutrik, Connectors, XLR, Speakon, Audio
3.5mm plugs




SWITCHCRAFT
Switchcraft
3.5 right angle
3.5 heavy duty





CANARE
Canare Corp. - Quality Cables and Connectors
3.5 plugs Canare F series





CALRAD
www.calrad.com
calrad series 30 connectors






XLOHT
XLO Electric
3.5 XLO ht plug





PAILICCS
pailiccs 3.5mm plug





SUPRA
supra mp8 3.5 plug




QABLES
www.qables.com
3.5 threaded mini jack




YARBO AUDIOPHILE
www.yarboaudiophile.com/
3.5i stereo plug





VIABLUE AUDIO
http://www.viablue.de/de/



CRYO-PARTS
cryo-parts 3.5 custom mini plug




SONICWAVE
post #2 of 431
why not expand it to different plug types =D
post #3 of 431
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Originally Posted by gore.rubicon View Post
why not expand it to different plug types =D

ha! simply because i just have no idea where to begin with the "other types" there are literally so many.... however... when it comes to these little 3.5s it seems like i see the same 2 or 3....id love to see more variety such as other more "popular" connectors..
post #4 of 431
The black nickel plated switchcrafts are not worth their price. I just built a cable with one and the plug is slightly too short, the nickel plating looks cheap, and the plastic rings are very cheap. Definitely not worth the $7 on mouser.
post #5 of 431
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Originally Posted by gore.rubicon View Post
why not expand it to different plug types =D
The idea is to focus on one plug. A thread with all plugs would be huge, hard to navigate, and therefore not all that useful. This keeps it concise, I think.

Now if only we could find a supplier for the PAILICCS plug.
post #6 of 431
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The black nickel plated switchcrafts are not worth their price. I just build a cable with one and the plug is slightly too short, the nickel plating looks cheap, and the plastic rings are very cheap. Definitely not worth the $7 on mouser.
It worths every penny @$5 from Markertek to me.
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It worths every penny @$5 from Markertek to me.
Worth every penny @ $3.89 from AudioAdapter.

Best prices I've found for Neutrik and SwitchCraft connectors. They don't have much else, but for connectors, that's where I always go.
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Worth every penny @ $3.89 from AudioAdapter.

Best prices I've found for Neutrik and SwitchCraft connectors. They don't have much else, but for connectors, that's where I always go.
thank for this... great price for sure!
post #9 of 431
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Originally Posted by FallenAngel View Post
Worth every penny @ $3.89 from AudioAdapter.

Best prices I've found for Neutrik and SwitchCraft connectors. They don't have much else, but for connectors, that's where I always go.
That's a very good source but I still prefer Markertek because they offer a variety of plugs and cables. Will save more, I think.
post #10 of 431
XLO and Pail ones look fantastic
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Edited by labrat - 9/13/11 at 9:24am
post #12 of 431
Canare F11 Mini Plug at Markertek.com

canare plugs are not that bad either. But they are even bigger than the switchcrafts.
post #13 of 431
I like the Neutrik right angles more than the switchcraft - the end of the plug is tapered so it fits into my iPhone jack while the case is still on.
post #14 of 431
Redco.com has the best prices I have seen on Mini plugs and they have bulk cable at cheap prices to suite many applications. If you are looking to do a cheap Mogami recable, this is the place to get everything in a single cheap order.
post #15 of 431
I am looking for a 1/4 to 1/8 ANGLED adaptor, but I have not found one yet, any ideas?

Cheers
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