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brianjrealtor 27th July 2010 07:10 PM

DIN cable to RCA problem!!!!
 
I have an oldschool Kenwood KRC-929 cassette deck...(crazy, but i still prefer analog sound)

this head unit has 2 DIN plugs (5- pins each) for the output of the front and rear channels instead of the standard RCA output plugs...

These DIN plugs were used in some of the old school car stereo and amp applications from different manufactures (alpine, Kenwood, etc.) and probably have a universal wiring code as to which pin goes is for what lead.

1) buy- I either need where I can buy an adapter cable that converts each of the 2 male DIN cables to 2 RCA female (left and right channels). Where can I buy these cables cheap??

-or-

2) do it myself- All I need to know is the assignment for each of the 5 pins inside each of the 2 DIN plugs ( one for front channels left/right, the other for rear channels left/right)?


Each DIN (ie, front left (+), front Left (-), front right (-), front right (+), and the same for the rear channels...

I've looked all over the itnernet and have come up short...
Once I know, I can take it from here!

richie00boy 27th July 2010 08:03 PM

You need to improve your Google skills :) Type in "din plug" and check the first hit which is Wikipedia.

There are no rear channels, tape is only stereo. I believe the sockets are just duplicates to make it easier to connect different sources. Or were you actually just trying to say front panel socket and rear panel socket?

They are quite fiddly to solder, the use of a "helping hands" is mandatory!

Steerpike 27th July 2010 10:01 PM

I think he means the tape deck has two stereo outputs, after the front/back fader (its for automobile use).

In each 5-pin socket, most likely only 3 pins are used: L, R, and ground. Ground is always the centre pin.

DIN levels are typically lower than RCA, if they follow the genuine German specification - so you might find you run out of gain if feeding into a modern RCA-based line input.

richie00boy 27th July 2010 10:04 PM

Ah ok my bad :) The pinout on Wikipedia should be relevant still though, most likely just one "side" of the plug is used.

brianjrealtor 27th July 2010 11:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steerpike (Post 2255614)
I think he means the tape deck has two stereo outputs, after the front/back fader (its for automobile use).

In each 5-pin socket, most likely only 3 pins are used: L, R, and ground. Ground is always the centre pin.

DIN levels are typically lower than RCA, if they follow the genuine German specification - so you might find you run out of gain if feeding into a modern RCA-based line input.

Each DIN output will have a left and right channel output, but which pins are positive and neagtive???

Cal Weldon 27th July 2010 11:17 PM

Moved to car audio

Perry Babin 27th July 2010 11:42 PM

1 Attachment(s)
This is from a Kenwood amp but the numbering scheme should be the same as on the head unit DIN.

tsmith1315 28th July 2010 04:26 PM

Nice old Kenwood! Do be aware that there is no universal DIN configuration.

If you're not in the mood to solder, send me a PM/email I think I still have a couple.

Brian Oshman 5th August 2010 02:54 AM

Purchase RCA cables with female ends on one end and cut the other end off, open the unit and replace the din cables with the RCA cables. Simple solder surgery.

jol50 5th August 2010 06:29 PM

Note that iirc some of those old K-woods had a male and female DIN that looped and had to be connected to each other for it to make audio. They looped an EQ into them. Of course they also had RCA or something output too.


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