Zerosum Inertia’s switchcraft jacks

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Cfp
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Zerosum Inertia’s switchcraft jacks

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I have a PLXNA2 and a Noise Sorcerer and the jacks are interesting because they’re switchcraft but they accept the typical 3.5mm cables without any issues—no cutouts or glitches, and they fit tightly.

I have modules from another manufacturer who uses switchcraft, but I have to use Buchla/Black Market tini-jax or to just make cables using switchcraft parts (plugs 750, 755, or 780). With their jacks, if my hand grazes the cable, the audio or control signal will cut out, because they’re always a bit loose.

My question is will your magic jacks take .141/3.58mm? And if so, will they take those and 3.5mm at will, back and forth, without impacting your jacks, like an old ARP sequencer? Or will it stretch or damage your jacks?
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Re: Zerosum Inertia’s switchcraft jacks

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I understand switchcraft makes both 3.5mm and Tini-jax as separate part numbers.
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Re: Zerosum Inertia’s switchcraft jacks

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Thanks ndkent, that would solve why the 3.5mm fits so well, but I’ll definitely keep using only 3.5mm unless I hear otherwise.
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Re: Zerosum Inertia’s switchcraft jacks

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They aren't Tini-Jax.
They are 3.5mm that are used on Zerosum Inertia euro modules and standalone devices.
I only used Tini-Jax on the MM's that were intended to be used with a Buchla system.

Switchcraft also makes 1/4" jacks.

3.5mm cables will work just fine in a Tini-Jax socket,
but a Tini-Jax cable will ream/stretch/ruin a 3.5mm socket.

Tini-Jax cables are bigger even though they are called "Tini" (WTF! :bang: ) Such a dumb name. Kinda like "Li'l"
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Switchcraft is the brand that makes the jacks, not the type of jacks
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Don't stick a Tini-Jax cable into any Zerosum Inertia euro module or standalone device
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Thanks for clarifying. I’ll be sure to stick with 3.5mm with your modules
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