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Old 6th June 2007, 02:48 PM   #1
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I have been using Hirose 3 pin connectors as a replacement for the ancient RCA in all of my new projects.They are cheap; $1.92 for the 3 pin receptacle; and $3.57 for the 3 pin plug.The Male pins are brass and silver plated;the female pins are phosphor bronze and also silver plated.The bodies are made of Polyamide and Polyacetal resin.They are blue in colour and I purchase them from Digikey.
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Old 6th June 2007, 02:51 PM   #2
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They look like 3 pin DIN plugs
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Old 6th June 2007, 04:42 PM   #3
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Why not use these guys?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XLR_connector

They're not that much more expensive than the Hiroses, and you can get XLR connectors & cables just about anywhere.
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What's wrong with BNCs?

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Old 6th June 2007, 05:48 PM   #5
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Here is another Pic.Yes they are similar to Din plugs.The receptacles are about 12MM in diameter.They are also available with seven pins.
I consider them a poor man's Lemo or Redel connector suitable for home built equipment.
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What's wrong with BNCs?

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they limit you to using only coaxial cable??
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Old 7th June 2007, 10:52 AM   #7
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And are a bit of a pain to put together.
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