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Old audio connectors

Post by Nefarious » Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:41 pm

Can somebody identify these, please:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ajuj7djuLRmeszj18

And no, they're not 5-pin DINs
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Re: Old audio connectors

Post by Matty » Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:44 pm

Can't see the pic?

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Re: Old audio connectors

Post by Nefarious » Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:47 pm

Photo wont embed for some reason, but the link should be good
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Post by dinny_g » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:38 pm

:shock: - never seen that before

Looks like professional grade, stage sort of stuff...
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Re: Old audio connectors

Post by Simon » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:01 pm

If it's 'professional then it's most likely a 5 pin XLR connector...
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Re: Old audio connectors

Post by Sundayjumper » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:59 pm

Nefarious wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:41 pm
And no, they're not 5-pin DINs
Yes they are :D

They’re the 240 degree variant.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/291657901251

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Re: Old audio connectors

Post by RobYob » Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:11 pm

Simon wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:01 pm
If it's 'professional then it's most likely a 5 pin XLR connector...
Close but what looks like blade connectors is weird.

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Re: Old audio connectors

Post by Simon » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:05 am

I'd say those 'blade' connectors aren't really that though. If you look closely you'll see the metal contacts within each connector actually make the resultant required 'pin' round, as the metal contacts set in the elongated 'ears' of each slot.
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Re: Old audio connectors

Post by JLv3.0 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:10 am

Sundayjumper wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:59 pm
Nefarious wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:41 pm
And no, they're not 5-pin DINs
Yes they are :D

They’re the 240 degree variant.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/291657901251
That doesn't even look similar to Neil's picture :D

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Re: Old audio connectors

Post by Ascender » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:34 am

If we keep saying they're some sort of 5-pin DINs will that help?

That's my first and only guess I'm afraid.

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Re: Old audio connectors

Post by Rich B » Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:51 am

JLv3.0 wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:10 am
Sundayjumper wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:59 pm
Nefarious wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:41 pm
And no, they're not 5-pin DINs
Yes they are :D

They’re the 240 degree variant.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/291657901251
That doesn't even look similar to Neil's picture :D
ignore the direction of the slots, the holes are at 60° each.

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Re: Old audio connectors

Post by jamcg » Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:00 am

Rich B wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:51 am
JLv3.0 wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:10 am
Sundayjumper wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:59 pm


Yes they are :D

They’re the 240 degree variant.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/291657901251
That doesn't even look similar to Neil's picture :D
ignore the direction of the slots, the holes are at 60° each.
I’d be inclined to agree on that point, looks like slot direction is more to do with manufacturing technique and material than function, plastic vs good old bacolite

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Re: Old audio connectors

Post by Nefarious » Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:24 pm

Sundayjumper wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:59 pm
Nefarious wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:41 pm
And no, they're not 5-pin DINs
Yes they are :D

They’re the 240 degree variant.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/291657901251
I think you're right.

To the others - I think there is a "push fit" and "twist fit" variant of the 240 degree DIN. The latter (and the one in my picture) is the "locking" professional type with a different slot pattern, but the pin pattern is the same. At least that's what I'm hoping. Male 240 deg DIN now purchased, so we'll see if its right...

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Re: Old audio connectors

Post by KiwiDave » Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:19 am

No one has asked the obvious question - what the fuck are you working on?!

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Re: Old audio connectors

Post by Nefarious » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:37 am

KiwiDave wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:19 am
No one has asked the obvious question - what the fuck are you working on?!
Nothing massively exciting - a friend asked me to put together a "fucking loud" sound system for his race truck, but basically had no money to spend on it. I've picked up a bunch of old PA gear from a house clearance (couple of big studio monitors - one active, one passive, and couple of chunky looking amps, all for £30).
Hopefully, I'll rip it all apart, take the amp out of the active monitor, wire the two speakers to the big amp above, and use the leftover monitor amp to power a sub that I'll make from a box I previously made for my living room, but later redesigned.
Hopefully, should end up with a passable system for under £100
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