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Old 14th January 2007, 07:27 PM   #1
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Question Kenwood KAC-8020 - Looking for DIN control cable

I dug out one of my old amps and remembered why I put it away in the first place:

I need the DIN power/control cord.
I think this is the part #:

Amp: Kenwood KAC-8020
Part # E30-1433-08

It's an 8-pin round connector (din), it is what runs up to the head unit (the input)
If I remember correctly, it also has the remote wire on it.

Any idea where I can get one? I found parts web sites, but most of them say 'discontinued'.

I could probably make my own cable, but I don't have the pin-out information either.

I hate to keep it moth-balled because I don't have the DIN cord.



Here's a picture of the amp and the DIN connector:

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Old 16th January 2007, 01:33 AM   #2
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Old 28th October 2007, 08:03 PM   #3
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i have the same problem. has no one else got an answer for you? there must be thousands of these old vintage (and might i add - quality) Kenwood amps kicking around people's basements.

if i knew the pin configuration, i'd go pick one up and make it myself.
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Old 29th October 2007, 08:54 AM   #4
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Default Din cable

If I am not mistakin they are the same as an 8 pin Alpine.
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Old 29th October 2007, 08:54 AM   #5
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Default try this

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Old 16th November 2007, 06:53 PM   #6
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Default Re: Kenwood DIN Pinout

Attached is the pinout used by Kenwood during the mid to late 1980's for many of their products. I believe it should be applicable to the KAC-8020.

While living in Germany during that period, I used several of these amps in bi-amped and tri-amped systems primarily due to the fact that they were available inexpensively at the Post Exchange. Actually, they're not too bad sounding amps given the vintage.

DIN connectors of this type are fairly widely available, but be aware there are two varients of the 8 pin version, each having a slightly different pin spacing.

I seem to remember having purchased some from Mouser a couple of years ago. You should be able to chose the correct one based on the catalog drawings.

Also try: http://www.universal-radio.com.

They list several Kenwood specific DIN connectors on their website.

Hope this helps. Good luck!

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