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Old 3rd June 2004, 04:00 PM   #1
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Default Help with phono chord fitting Black Widow tone arm

I am enrolling in "kindergarten" as far as analog turntables are concerned. I have received a Kenwood KD-500 TT with an Infinity Black Widow tone arm. It is mounted but has no chord with it. The connection is a 5 pin socket type plug under the tone arm mounting. I will be running the signal to a Pioneer Spec-1 preamp with a Nakamichi 430 power amp. Can anyone recommend what I need for the phono chord? Is there a complete chord made to fit the Black Widow that can be ordered?
Really, I have learned most of the terms I have used in my post during the last week.
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Old 3rd June 2004, 08:51 PM   #2
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If you are lucky you will find a old replacement part, they are
certainly no longer made, and there isn't such a thing as a
"standard tonearm" lead a manafacturer could make,
though some arm leads are interchangeable.

Hopefully someone has the correct lead lying around,
or I'm afraid it will be rewiring job and making the lead.

Try here also :

http://www.nakedresource.com/phpBB2/...1092c227062851

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Old 3rd June 2004, 09:05 PM   #3
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I have an Audio-Technika tone arm which uses a 5 pin DIN connector at the base of the arm.
Perhaps their connector will fit your tone arm.
You might need to purchase an assembly from them and re-wire the connector to fit your arm.
I wish you luck.
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Old 3rd June 2004, 09:13 PM   #4
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I have an Audio-Technika tone arm which uses a 5 pin DIN connector at the base of the arm....
I wish you luck.
No tonearm I've ever seen has a 5 pin connector according to DIN standards,
Male/female is usually reversed, a plug resembles a socket and vice versa.

(That is for tonearms the socket has the pins, quite unlike DIN)

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Old 3rd June 2004, 09:16 PM   #5
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"No tonearm I've ever seen has a 5 pin connector according to DIN standards."

Who said anything about DIN standards? It's a 5 pin DIN connector. I'm looking at it as I type.
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Old 3rd June 2004, 09:18 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by Frank Berry
"No tonearm I've ever seen has a 5 pin connector according to DIN standards."

Who said anything about DIN standards? It's a 5 pin DIN connector. I'm looking at it as I type.
DIN = DIN in my book,
in this case DIN is a useless qualification,
its simply a 5 pin inline tone-arm connector.

It would be quite significant to someone ordering
a 5 pin DIN plug to 2 phono plugs lead / adaptor.

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Old 3rd June 2004, 09:25 PM   #7
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That's why I said:

"You might need to purchase an assembly from them and re-wire the connector to fit your arm."
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Old 3rd June 2004, 09:27 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by Frank Berry
That's why I said:

"You might need to purchase an assembly from them and re-wire the connector to fit your arm."
The problem is obtaining a connector that fits the arm,
generally it is not possible to rewire the arm connector.

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Old 3rd June 2004, 09:34 PM   #9
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You might be able to rewire the connector the plugs into the arm.
This is the connector the plugs into my A-T tonearm.
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Old 3rd June 2004, 09:41 PM   #10
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Well IMO if the connector fits into the arm its unlikely
to need rewiring, and if it does rewiring the connector
in the arm is probably going to be easier.

There a couple of very murky shots of the connector
in the manual from Vinyl Engine, doesn't help much.

Except you could probably rewire using a S-VHS
plug and socket if a lead doesn't turn up, or if
it comes to it hardwire to the socket pins.

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