Audio/Video Connections

Although there is no "standard" colour code for audio/video interconnects, the following suggested colours used to identify the role of a particular cable are based on common industry practice, with the colours matching the majority of audio/video devices commonly in use. It's recommended that these colour schemes are used in conjunction with the colour-rings on our premium range of compression connectors.

Mono Audio

Signal DesignationIdentifying Colour Band
Audio Channel Black or White  REF-AV-avconn9.gif    or    REF-AV-avconn14.gif

Stereo Audio

Signal DesignationIdentifying Colour Band
Left Channel White REF-AV-avconn14.gif
Right Channel Red REF-AV-avconn10.gif

RGB

Signal DesignationIdentifying Colour Band
Red Red REF-AV-avconn10.gif
Green Green REF-AV-avconn11.gif
Blue Blue REF-AV-avconn12.gif

Video

Signal DesignationIdentifying Colour Band
Composite Video (CVBS) Yellow REF-AV-avconn13.gif

Component Video

Signal DesignationIdentifying Colour Band
YYY Green REF-AV-avconn11.gif
UPbCb Blue REF-AV-avconn12.gif
VPrCr Red REF-AV-avconn10.gif

RGBHV

Signal DesignationIdentifying Colour Band
Red Red REF-AV-avconn10.gif
Green Green REF-AV-avconn11.gif
Blue Blue REF-AV-avconn12.gif
Horizontal Synch Yellow REF-AV-avconn13.gif
Vertical Synch White or Grey  REF-AV-avconn14.gif  or  REF-AV-avconn15.gif

Use our audio/video interconnect reference page identify the type of connectors commonly used to terminate a particular cable and our cable reference page to identify cables commonly used for audio/video installations. Our signals reference page explains the different audio/video signal protocols in common use.