Often referred to as 'D-Sub',
an abbreviation for D-Subminiature, these are multi-pin connectors
commonly used in analog and digital pro audio equipment.
D-Sub connectors come in 9-, 15-, 25-, 37-, and
The DB25 size D-Sub is commonly used by some
audio brands (Tascam and others) for analog/digital I/O.
Mackie mixers use the DB25 standard for
connecting to a FireWire interface.
DB25 connectors are also used in some audio
snakes for analog connections, particularly those using the
Yamaha’s 25-Pin D-Sub Cable
has a D-sub connector at one end, and eight XLR connectors at
the other. It can be used to connect eight microphones to a