Which NORD Stage 2 Output Jacks?


#1

The only NORD output jacks I can find on the Syntaur website (besides headphone jacks) are part #1994 “stereo” output, and part #4989 “mono” but it states “not for Stage 2 or 3”. Well, the NORD Stage 2 output jacks (1 - 4) are described in the documentation as being unbalanced MONO 1/4" outputs. If that is the case, then which connector is it? The “stereo” part #1994 - or the apparent correct “mono” part #4989 that specifically states it is not for the NORD Stage 2 or 3? This is very confusing. Is the part I need even available on this website? Any helpful information greatly appreciated.


#2

Part #1994 itself is a stereo jack, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it is being used that way - it can still be outputting a mono signal. It should be the correct part for the outputs on the Stage 2.


#3

Thank you for the response!


#4

Can the usb port be replaced on the Nord Stage 2 or is it a part of the motherboard? I see the audio jacks in the parts list but not a usb port. Mine had a cable plugged in and someone stepped on it and apparently broke the usb jack.


#5

It is almost certainly this part:
https://syntaur.com/Items.php?Item=3487

I’ve not looked at a Stage 2 to verify this first-hand, but this is the USB connector used on other Nord keyboards, and I’m confident it will be correct. It is soldered to the circuit board.


#6

Thanks! It turned out to be the correct part. After I opened up the Nord Stage 2 I found that all of the mono outputs are Switchcraft RN112BPC stereo jacks.