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Press Release from CLIFF Electronics, 24th July 2017.


Gold Plated Contact Jack Sockets now available from CLIFF Electronics.


Widest range of high quality, industry-standard, quarter-inch jack sockets and 3.5 mm connectors.


Gold plated contact jack sockets now available from Cliff Electronics

CLIFF Electronics continues to expand their range of internationally renowned, audio, jack sockets, with the introduction of a socket featuring gold plated contacts. Suitable for low level signals and high-surge voltages, gold plated contacts offer a high reliability connector solution.


The new gold plated contact jack sockets are available in 6.3 mm and 3.5 mm diameters to mate with the most popular jack plug sizes. The sockets are available in stereo or mono, may be PC or panel mounted, have on-board switch contacts and are available with an internal or external thread. 


Complementary accessories include black or grey gray combined nut and bezel, EMI / RFI screen, (6.3 mm diameter only), and a recessed mounting plate to facilitate flush mounting of the socket.


“Reliability is critical for both live performance and permanently installed systems. Gold plating provides low resistance and low oxidisation oxidization contacts and extended connection cycle life.”, comments John Hall, managing director. CLIFF Electronics is one of the longest established manufacturers of components and connectors for audio, engineering, instrumentation, medical, lighting and vending applications. We are a recognised recognized market leader in their design, development and manufacture”.


Cliff has been manufacturing jack sockets for over 40 years and has an unparalled range of products including the S1 industry standard, ¼″, offset-nose, space-saving, narrow-body jack socket offering equipment manufacturers higher PCB packing densities. The S9 range of stereo switched jack sockets is engineered with advanced contact tip technology to accept the widest range of Far Eastern plug shapes. A range of sealed ¼″ jack sockets minimises minimizes contact contamination due to dust and dirt commonly found in fan-cooled equipment or products which are infrequently used and spend time in storage.


CLIFF Electronics patented range of StackJack sockets allow two sockets to occupy the same PCB space as a single conventional socket. This offers increased printed circuit board density with greater reliability than vertical jacks for mono and stereo applications. Options include the selection of stacking spacer thickness to accommodate flexible fixing choices.


Cliff also manufactures optical jack sockets which are widely used in audiophile, professional audio and broadcast systems. Optical connection provides high immunity to noise and crosstalk, ensuring high quality audio interconnection between equipment.


Cliff jack sockets are used by major global audio equipment manufacturers in the music and broadcast industries. The company can also offer customers a complete cable and lead design and manufacturing service, including over-moulding, over-molding, to meet specific application requirements.


Typical applications include musical instruments and amplifiers, effects pedals, audio and educational equipment, mobile systems for exhibition audio tours and personal audio products.


In addition to jack plugs and sockets, CLIFF Electronics manufactures its market leading range of feedthrough connectors, lighting and power connectors, terminal posts, test leads and accessories, general industrial connectors, foot pedals, hand tools and production aids and motors. Cliff can also provide a wide range of leads including audio, instrument and power.





About CLIFF Electronics.

CLIFF Electronic Components Limited was founded in 1977 to supply the music industry with connectors. Cliff has subsequently greatly expanded its’ products and services to become a high quality supplier to most professional and industrial markets. As both a manufacturer and a distributor, the expansion of its’ product range has established Cliff as a prime source for components. As a UK manufacturer, CLIFF is able to respond quickly to customer’s needs for both standard products and custom designs.


CLIFF manufactures audio, optical and power connectors and accessories, general industrial connectors, foot pedals, lighting connectors, terminal posts, connection blocks, motors and assembly aids. It can also provide a wide range of leads including audio, instrument and power.


CLIFF has extensive expertise in moulding molding and metalwork. It can provide a design, engineering and manufacturing service for the production of customised customized components and assemblies. Plastics expertise includes injection-moulding, injection-molding, blow-moulding, blow-molding, extrusion, sonic-welding and printing. Metalwork includes stamping, machining, aluminium aluminum extrusion, finishing and printing.


CLIFF has the facility to enable assembly, inspection and testing. CLIFF’s UK and Far Eastern production plants are certified to ISO 9001 and employ design, engineering, technical, marketing and sales personnel. Quality has always been of prime importance and the majority of CLIFF products are covered by approvals from organisations organizations such as UL and VDE.


For more information, please contact us.


Cliff Electronic Components Ltd.
76 Holmethorpe Avenue,
Holmethorpe Industrial Estate,

Cliff Electronic Components Ltd.
10580 N McCarran Blvd,
Suite 115-587,
NV 89503


Telephone: +44 (0)1737 771375 +1 707 746 8090

Fax: +44 (0)1737 766012 +1 707 746 8092