1/8" Mini Connectors
These are very small, unbalanced audio connectors. Many computers have 1/8" mini
inputs and outputs at –10 dBV line level, and many portable audio devices such as
CD players, iPod digital music players, and MP3 players use these connectors for
headphone outputs. Portable MiniDisc and DAT recorders often use 1/8" mini
connectors for connecting microphones.
Note: Some Macintosh computers and portable audio recorders also use a connector
that combines both a stereo miniplug and a 1/8" optical digital connection (see “
on page 194) in a single jack.