Audio Connectors feature one-touch quick connect/disconnect.

Press Release Summary:

Available with 3-6 pin contact arrangements, RoHS-compliant Mini-XL Series accommodates both cable and panel-mount applications. Units feature socket insulator that minimizes vibration and electrical noise, disconnect latch lock, gold-plated contacts, and low reflectivity satin finish. Rear housing is available in plastic or metal for male and female plugs. Applications include recording equipment, microphones, amplifiers/speakers, medical instruments, and industrial controls.

Original Press Release:

ITT's High Density Audio Connectors are 40% Smaller than Industry Standard XLR Connectors

SANTA ANA, Calif. - July 31, 2008 - ITT Interconnect Solutions, a leading global
manufacturer and supplier of connectors, interconnects, and cable assemblies, has developed a miniature audio connector solution. Designated the Mini-XL audio connector series, the circular device features quick one-touch connect/disconnect and is designed to withstand extreme field use.

"The Mini-XL audio connectors are 40% smaller than industry standard XLR connectors," said Keith Teichmann, director of marketing for ITT Interconnect Solutions. "The Mini-XL was developed to meet the demands of video, broadcast and recording customers for higher quality compact audio applications."

Ideal for high density applications, the Mini-XL audio connectors are specified for use in TV cameras, mixers/recording equipment, microphones, amplifiers/speakers, medical instruments, industrial control devices and test equipment.

Available with 3 to 6 pin contact arrangements, the RoHS-compliant connectors are designed to accommodate both cable and panel-mount applications. A durable socket insulator minimizes vibration and electrical noise. The Mini-XL connector features a disconnect latch lock, goldplated contacts and a low reflectivity satin finish. The rear housing (cap) is available in plastic or metal for both male and female plugs.

Pricing for the Mini-XL male and female plugs ranges from $4 to $6, with typical pricing for the panel mount components ranging from $5 to $7, in quantities of 500 pieces.

About ITT Interconnect Solutions

ITT Interconnect Solutions is an international manufacturer and supplier of connectors including circular, rectangular, fiber optic, RF, power and high voltage, audio, PCMCIA, Compact Flash Card, enclosures, cable assemblies, and application specific custom solutions. The Interconnect Solutions portfolio includes the brands Cannon, VEAM, and BIW. For more information on ITT Interconnect Solutions and an archive of its press releases, please visit

About ITT

ITT Corporation supplies advanced technology products and services in several growth markets. ITT is a global leader in the transport, treatment and control of water, wastewater and other fluids. The company plays a vital role in international security through its defense communications and electronics products; space surveillance and intelligence systems; and advanced engineering and related services. It also serves the growing leisure marine and electronic components markets with a wide range of products. Headquartered in White Plains, NY, the company generated $7.8 billion in 2006 sales.

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