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This is not dev related but I figured I would ask here anyways. What type of connector is this?

I have this old subwoofer with a non interchangeable cable like this. I have been searching around but can't find a name for this type of connector...

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    Looks like some sort of DIN connector, apparently used for Audio, Video and Sega consoles

    https://amazon.co.uk/Pin-Plug-Male-...
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    @frogstair Thanks so much!!
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    What @frogstair said, just an 8 pin din.

    If I had to guess only 2 or 4 of them are in use. Grab your volt meter, figure out what does what, what is ground and make a patch.
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    Seems XLR-ish to me, honestly
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    @pythondev @SortOfTested it seems to me that this connector is generic, not really used for anything and has no standard pinout, because its literally just called 8 pin din connector
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    I think it's fine of I just buy a "DIN female to RCA" adapter-cable
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    @frogstair
    I've used them a lot in the 90s. It's the original USB
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    @pythondev it might not be that simple. Maybe this is helpful? https://reddit.com/r/audiophile/...
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    @electrineer okay, this is pretty complicated stuff... Everything should just be standardized! I have looked around in thrift stores etc. For the past year but never found anything
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    @pythondev it's a basic 8 pin din. You can get adapters online for around 15€.
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    That’s an super old connector type used in audio from the 80/90’s.

    I’ve re-routed many EQ/Mixers/whatever to cinch. Very basic Pinout, just look at Wikipedia, or like me, just probe it all.

    Because I didn’t knew the connector name back then.
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    In the old days, if an pin isn’t used, it usually doesn’t even exist on the connector, so I might assume that all of them seem in the picture are used.
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    @010001111 @010001111 Thanks, very helpful!!
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    I've always called that xlr but don't quote me on that
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    @Noobish xlr looks similar but is different
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    @Noobish XLR only has 3 pins. Left Signal, Right Signal, and X (which is the diff of both or something, to correct noise on the other end

    @pythondev
    If it's a simple Subwoofer, there is a possibility to just cut the old connection, and solder a newer, more appropriate connection to it. But that requires, that you know, what the wires in the cable do. I usually do it that way. Possible, that the subwoofer was part of some HiFi system, and therefore has that many pins.
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    @thebiochemic I know for a fact it was not, it belonged to relative, I used to have a [whatever the connector is called] to RCA but I lost it.
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    @pythondev Look! I‘m resurrecting an SM 3000 Mixer/EQ.

    Looks like in the DDR they all just used that one DIN-41524 connector type and cut off what they didn’t need.
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