DHC Ultrashort Adapters
For (almost) all connections
The shortest adapter. The shortest signal path. It cannot be heard.
The DHC difference: we use pure OCC silver wire to make any connections - and no wire at all, when possible.
For adapting 1 headphone to another headphone, check out our Triple Threat adapters...
PRICED PER SINGLE ADAPTER. THERE ARE NO OPTIONS TO CHOOSE - ADD AS MANY ADAPTERS TO CART AS YOU NEED, THEN LEAVE A COMMENT IN THE "ORDER COMMENTS" BOX DURING CHECKOUT INDICATING WHICH ADAPTERS YOU NEED.
Your gear does not come out of the box ready for all the connections you might need. You could have existing balanced cables, or perhaps you want to connect an AK240-terminated cable to single-ended gear now and then. Ultrashort makes anything possible. It is the shortest possible adapter we can craft, using tiny OCC silver wires or often no wires are necessary at all. The connections are securely encased in resin and finished with our DHC black & silver logo shrink.
RSA/ALO Kobiconn 4 pin balanced female --> AK240 balanced male
iBasso 6 pin balanced female --> AK240 balanced male
Hifiman 3.5mm TRRS balanced female --> AK240 balanced male
AK240 balanced female --> single-ended 3.5mm stereo plug or 1/4" stereo plug
AK240 balanced female --> RSA/ALO Kobiconn 4 pin balanced female
AK240 balanced female --> iBasso 6 pin balanced male
AK240 balanced female --> 4-pin male XLR
RSA/ALO Kobiconn 4 pin balanced female --> 3.5mm single-ended stereo plug or 1/4"
Or nearly anything you can think up!
With these adapters, you can easily plug other balanced-terminated cables into your AK240, or use AK240 balanced-terminated cables with other balanced gear like iBasso, ALO, and RSA - or use your AK240 balanced cable with any single-ended gear.
For 4-pin and 3-pin XLR cables as well as mini interconnects for AK240 balanced & single ended use, we recommend our DHC Adapter for AK240 - a traditional adapter with OCC silver litz wires, to prevent strain on the AK240 from large plugs, or the $99 DHC Adapter featuring our OCC copper litz. To connect your AK240's line outputs to XLR/RCA home amplifiers, we recommend the Chaperone2 Interconnect for AK240.
DHC's Ultrashort Adapters will not affect the signal path, offering the shortest possible connections in every circumstance. Most of our Ultrashort adapters use no wire at all - the connections are are all directly made by carefully sculpting and adjusting the contacts of each jack to achieve the shortest possible connection and lowest signal resistance. No matter what exotic wire you use, you still can't beat a direct connection. Ultrashort - the adapter that isn't there.
Please note that you cannot connect single-ended cables to AK240's (or any) balanced output using adapters. It would damage the AK240 if such an adapter was built and connected. These cables need to be re-terminated or a new cable needs to be purchased.
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 12 March, 2014.