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Old 19th April 2010, 10:52 PM   #1
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Default How do I replace tonearm phono cable?

I have a Yamaha YP-800 DD Turntable

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The phono and earth cable have been extended by the previous owner with the wires spliced and covered with electrical tape

So I to need to replace the phono and earth cable. They are connected to what I think (after a bit of internet surfing) is a straight female 5 pin Din connector.

It seems to measure about 12mm diamter

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Here is a picture of the connector at the top right hand corner, and the grey phono/ earth cable connected to the white connector

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What part(s) do I need to buy, where, and how do I wire the phono cable and earth to the connector?

Can I use:
Van Damme 'Shotgun' LC OFC Interconnect signal cable
Conductor 0.63mm plain LC-OFC
Conductor 0.63mm plain LC-OFC
Insulation Foam skin polyethylene
Capacitance <97pF/m
Screen 93% optical coverage LC-OFC braid
Jacket PVC/neoprene composite
Overall diameter 16.0 x 6.0mm
Weight 110 kg/km

or Van Damme Classic instrument cable
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Mechanical pair specifications

Conductor Material Bare silver plated ultra pure oxygen free copper wire
Stranding 3 x 0.20mm
Material Bare ultra pure oxygen free copper wire
Stranding 4 x 0.20mm AWG 24/7
Insulation Material Polyethylene
Diameter 1.65mm ± 0.10
Screen Type 1 Conductive thermoplastic
Type 2 80 x 0.10mm close lap spiral ultra pure oxygen free copper wire
Diameter 2.90mm

Electrical pair specifications
Description Unit of measurement Actual result
Resistance Ohm/km
Conductor 84.5
Shield 30.2
Insulation Mohm/km < 2500
Capacitance pF/m
Core to core n/a
Core to shield <98

Test voltage Volt 1000v no cracks

Overall jacket properties

Jacket Material Flexible PVC composite
Overall diameter 5.80 mm
Bend radius 15 x overall diameter
Tensile strength 0.85Kg/mm2
Elongation >250%
Heat shock 120 °Cx h no cracks
Temp Range -10 to +60 degrees C

Any help much appreciated

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Old 19th April 2010, 11:15 PM   #2
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Does this look like a part I need?


CARDAS S DIN E PLUG (5 PIN FEMALE STRAIGHT) on eBay (end time 06-May-10 20:52:10 BST)

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Old 22nd April 2010, 11:37 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by eldarvanyar View Post
Does this look like a part I need?
It does, but ask them for an outside diameter just in case. I have a Linn one here that measures 11.7mm.

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Old 4th May 2010, 08:05 PM   #4
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Yes that's the one
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