Audio patch panels are mounted hardware assemblies that contain ports to connect and manage input and output capabilities in complex audio video systems. They are typically rack mounted devices with many ports to quickly connect cables. If you're looking for patch panels used in networking, consider RJ Patch panels and fibre optic patch panels.
Applications of audio patch panels
Audio patch panels are frequently used in commercial and audio setups, and in industries that require extensive audio applications. You will find them in stage and theatre productions, connecting audio and visual elements in performances. They can extend the life of your gear by reducing the amount of plugging and unplugging required between hardware devices.
Some panels accommodate only a few jacks and can be used for small applications such as a home theatre. On the other hand, a professional video or audio studio will require audio patch panels that hold many jacks.
Types of audio patch panels
There are two main types of audio patch panels: traditional (unloaded) and preloaded. Traditional patch panels typically have empty holes that allow you to install connectors. Preloaded connectors feature pre-installed connectors.