The DB-25 Enigma
Many times, people look at the jacks on the back of a device to figure out what cables they will need. While this is not really the best way to figure things out, most of the time it will get results. If you see an RCA jack and ask for an “RCA cable”, you’ll probably find a suitable cable (though there are different types of cables that use the RCA connector). But if you don’t get a little more information, you’ll most likely run into trouble when you see a DB-25 jack on the back of your audio device. DB-25,… Read More »
Y or Y Not?
The Y cable earned its name from the way it looks. There is a single connector on one end with a cable that splits, either as a zip cable or with a small box that conceals the split, and finishes with two connectors at the other end. A stereo breakout meets this same visual description and yet does not perform the same way as the typical Y cable. Let’s take a look at the difference between the two. A Y cable is used when there is one signal that must go to two different places. For example, when you have… Read More »
We Have A New Website
Welcome to the first blog post on the new hosatech.com. We are very excited to share the new website with you. If you were familiar with our previous site, you’ll find a fair amount of similarities here. However, there are also some significant improvements, additions, and overall changes. We would like to take this opportunity to share some of the new features, hopefully answering a few of your questions along the way. This may come as a surprise to you, but we use the site, too. In fact, some of us utilize it on a daily basis. This means that… Read More »