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old school 8 pin patch cords

Old 10-15-2011, 02:06 PM
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old school 8 pin patch cords

was wondering, people with old school equipment, is the 8 pin din connection better sound quality then rca?
right now I have a din to rca connection near the head unit, and rca running to rear amps.
for SQ, would it be better to have an 8 pin din patch cord to the back amps and have the din to rca connection near the amps?

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it's the same thing + & - connections, just a difference way.
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Old 10-15-2011, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by avidedtr View Post
it's the same thing + & - connections, just a difference way.
thanks for the reply

I guess maybe I didn't detail the message enough.... I mean, which one (rca or 8 pin din) will be the best to carry the signal over a longer length with the least amount of signal change/loss?
my head unit puts out .5 volts per channel

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Old 10-15-2011, 05:43 PM
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stick with RCA - DIN isn't as common any more.
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Just take a meter with a continuity tester and you'll quickly find which pins are actually just tied to the amps RCA input... If you are set on switching to DIN I have seen DIY plugs at SAYAL.

I am holding tight to the one DIN -> R/L RCA cable that I have (to go with my 2150am)
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:58 AM
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You will not notice any difference between running the DIN cable through the car rather than an RCA cable.
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