Eidolic Ultra-compact 2.5mm 4 pole TRRS Balanced Plug
For Astell & Kern, Onkyo, and more
Eidolic's most compact 2.5mm plug returns. Featuring a perfect size and shape for compact headphone cables & adapters. The 2.5mm connector must be a perfect fit for the exacting specifications of each portable media player, while allowing an easy installation of a variety of headphone, interconnect, and in-ear-monitor cables. We have a streamlined 6.8mm barrel diameter that will fit very compact jack layouts, but a 5.6mm rear opening will fit the majority of cables. The flush front face allows dimensional stability when mated with the music player, preventing jack stress. The revised 17mm barrel length is quite short to reduce strain on source components while offering ample strain relief.
Ideal installation conditions. The solder contacts inside the plug are thoroughly insulated and properly spaced to allow effortless cable installation. While all 4-contact plugs require extra attention to install, there is ample room inside the barrel so that your cable can be soldered with less difficulty than before. This design has been prototyped and tested over an extended period to ensure it goes the distance. The barrel is treated to ensure its interior is nonconductive, and the plug avoids the use of magnetically charged materials wherever possible.
The best metallurgy for each design. A high-conductivity, high strength combination of gold and brass is employed for this connector. Superior plating thickness and complete plating of all plug surfaces set this connector apart.
Unique barrel aesthetics. The Eidolic 2.5mm balanced plug for Astell & Kern is incredibly light and compact due to the choice of materials, which also confer a near-indestructible exterior. The anodized aluminum shell is textured with a proprietary process that yields a tough, matte finish that sparkles in the light. A striking white Eidolic logo is screened and heat-cured onto the upper area of the barrel. The barrel is impervious to everyday wear & tear.
From day 1, Eidolic connectors have been designed with transparency in mind - both in sound quality and in their code of ethics. These connectors will always be sold with the exact materials and alloy types stated clearly - if there is ever a question, it is met with an unclouded answer. Many connectors sold today are described as “pure copper” or a “copper alloy” when they are actually tellurium copper (a strong, machinable alloy that is within 5% of pure copper’s conductivity and is 99.5% copper) or brass (a “copper alloy” that is generally about 60% copper). Sometimes the description gets more creative, mentioning “hybrid” compositions and alloys. The only way to sell connectors without misleading the public is to call each metal what it is - brass, phosphor bronze, tellurium copper, or pure copper. There are all sorts of plugs for sale around the world described as “OCC pin” or “pure silver connector” or “pure copper connector” that come back as brass every time - and their “rhodium plating” is nickel - a less conductive look-alike. There are connectors for which a pure copper assembly is simply impossible, being too delicate and impossible to accurately machine with such a soft base metal. While no factory would take on such a project, pure copper is what is claimed. For Eidolic, the truth comes first.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 17 April, 2014.