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Old 7th April 2009, 04:51 PM   #1
Aslund is offline Aslund  Denmark
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Heya all

I am working a bit with an old turntable I bought, a Lenco L78.
It has a DIN cable, but I was planning to cut the cable and solder some female RCA/phono plugs on, but I am a bit unsure how to do this and where to solder each cable, anyone who could help me with it?

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Old 7th April 2009, 05:56 PM   #2
Magura is offline Magura  Denmark
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Look up the pin-out of the cartridge. That should make it obvious how to get around.

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Old 7th April 2009, 06:32 PM   #3
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I presume that you'll find two hots and one (or two ) grounds in that cable ;

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Old 7th April 2009, 06:45 PM   #4
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usually the copper braid is ground.
sometimes one isolator is red = right channel
and the other is white or black = left channel..........
after changing plugs you can do a listening test with a wellknown lp (inverted channels..........?)
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Old 7th April 2009, 07:22 PM   #5
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I presume that you'll find two hots and one (or two ) grounds in that cable ;
Yeah and one ground clamped to the chassis somewhere. Using that one mistakenly as hot is an absolute no-no.

Have fun, Hannes

PS: check cartridge-pinout and identify pins/strands using a Multimeter (measure resistance between headshell cables and DIN-pins). Connect your findings following the cartridge-pinout to the RCA and be a happy camper
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