5 DIN speaker wiring

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mouldymould
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5 DIN speaker wiring

Post by mouldymould » 06 Jul 2019 18:24

I recently picked up an old Soviet amplifier to use with my turntable. It has two separate outputs (I’ve attached a picture of the right channel output), both DIN 5 connections.
Does anybody have an idea how I would go about wiring the DIN 5 connection? The speaker I want to connect has + and - connections so how would they pair with the DIN 5?
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paul401
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Re: 5 DIN speaker wiring

Post by paul401 » 07 Jul 2019 23:54

Hi,
Welcome to VE. I have never seen 5pin DIN plugs used as speaker outputs on any equipment, screw terminals, two pin DIN and even rca phono sockets/plugs on some cheap kit, but never 5pin DIN.
That said I don’t speak Russian, so no idea what that wording in the pic says? :)
Are you certain these are speaker outputs? It would make more sense if they were some kind of ‘pre’ output at line level, for driving a power amp or connecting to a tape deck. Do you have a pic of all the connection sockets on the amp
If these have been used as speaker output/connections then the only way to know which pins have been used would be to open up the amp, or unscrew the socket and take a look, there would be no standard wiring, as they were never designed for that purpose.

Paul

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Re: 5 DIN speaker wiring

Post by Ottermel » 08 Jul 2019 01:47

The writing says: AS of the right channel, in Russian, I have no idea what AS means!

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Re: 5 DIN speaker wiring

Post by Bandit127 » 08 Jul 2019 05:50

5 pin DIN connectors were used for speaker connections on amps in the UK in the '70s.

They were also used for signals. If it were a preamp connector I would only expect only one plug with L, R and Common wired in.

I would also take the cover off or pull the socket to see what connects to the other side of the plug.

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Re: 5 DIN speaker wiring

Post by bernard1 » 08 Jul 2019 10:59

As Bandit127 said, take the cover off. If that plug is the right speaker output, you should find that only two wires are connected to, and one should be at the flat connector on the left.

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Re: 5 DIN speaker wiring

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paul401
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Re: 5 DIN speaker wiring

Post by paul401 » 09 Jul 2019 22:24

Bandit127 wrote:
08 Jul 2019 05:50
They were also used for signals. If it were a preamp connector I would only expect only one plug with L, R and Common wired in.
Good call. If I'd had my thinking cap on instead of my night cap when replying I might have picked up on that! :)

Paul

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Re: 5 DIN speaker wiring

Post by operator71 » 22 Jul 2019 06:05

Hello!
The literal translation of the inscription reads as follows:
"Acoustic system (АС) of the right channel"
This type of connector was used until the 90s. It was intended for domestic microphones, connections to the tuner, turntable, tape recorder, and headphones (until 1984). The application for connecting acoustic systems was non-standardized and was possible only for low-power amplifiers.
Best regards, Dmitry

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