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#41408 - 2006-04-26 22:14 Source for 500 series comm cables
dcgl22 Offline
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Registered: 2006-04-26
Posts: 4
Loc: Dallas, TX
Can someone suggest a USA source for the 5 Pin 240 DIN Plug comm cables used on Meridian equipment?
I'm new to the Meridian world having just purchased a used 502 preamp and 507 CD player. Neither unit came with a comm cable.
I know Meridian dealers would be one source, but I'm more curious about a third party source from whom I could purchase on-line.

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#41409 - 2006-04-27 09:47 Re: Source for 500 series comm cables
DaveG Offline
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Registered: 2006-01-05
Posts: 107
Loc: Portland, Oregon, USA
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  • Sys 3 201/204/207/205/Niles
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#41410 - 2006-04-27 09:53 Re: Source for 500 series comm cables
DaveG Offline
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Registered: 2006-01-05
Posts: 107
Loc: Portland, Oregon, USA
or just go to the source:

http://www.neutrik.com

and search on part number starting with NYS (which i got off the parts express site) and you'll see din stuff:

http://www.neutrik.com/images/ock/products/downloads/210_1382.pdf
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  • Sys 1 PS Audio PerfectWave DAC/Wyred4Sound STP-SE/ATC SCM50SL AT
  • Sys 2 501/M20's
  • Sys 3 201/204/207/205/Niles
  • Units sold: 502/504/518/555/551

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#41411 - 2006-04-27 11:50 Re: Source for 500 series comm cables
dcgl22 Offline
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Registered: 2006-04-26
Posts: 4
Loc: Dallas, TX
Hi dcg (are we somehow related??)

Thanks for the tips and links. Here's what I'm finding, the Meridian gear uses the 5-pin 240 degree configuration. It's relatively easy to fing the 5-pin 180 degree connectors and cables, as that is the MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) standard. It's the 240 degree version, especially with premade cable assemblies that seem to be harder to locate. I'll keep looking, but so far I'm striking out.

BTW, your system components listing is most impressive! (I'll be they sound that way too)

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#41412 - 2006-04-28 21:17 Re: Source for 500 series comm cables
DaveG Offline
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Registered: 2006-01-05
Posts: 107
Loc: Portland, Oregon, USA
thxs. amazing sound from such small atcs.the 20yr old m20s still rock too.

i had a local company make two comms cables for me over the yrs, one 60 foot, the other 80 feet, to hook all that 500 series gear together in my house. i'll have to see if they are still around. they were basically a sub-component mfg'er to intel in oregon... i'll let u know. cheers.
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  • Sys 1 PS Audio PerfectWave DAC/Wyred4Sound STP-SE/ATC SCM50SL AT
  • Sys 2 501/M20's
  • Sys 3 201/204/207/205/Niles
  • Units sold: 502/504/518/555/551

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#41413 - 2006-04-28 21:21 Re: Source for 500 series comm cables
DaveG Offline
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Registered: 2006-01-05
Posts: 107
Loc: Portland, Oregon, USA
this came from a google search as
"240 degree din"

PH-EA3B =P5DF DIN 5-pin male plug 240 degree spacing $5,37
J-5DF =PH-ES3 panel mount 5-pin jack with 240 degree spacing $3,42

http://www.kenselectronics.com/lists/micplug.htm
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  • Sys 1 PS Audio PerfectWave DAC/Wyred4Sound STP-SE/ATC SCM50SL AT
  • Sys 2 501/M20's
  • Sys 3 201/204/207/205/Niles
  • Units sold: 502/504/518/555/551

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#41414 - 2006-04-29 14:31 Re: Source for 500 series comm cables
Colin Triggs Offline
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Registered: 2004-01-16
Posts: 597
Loc: Northwich, Cheshire, England
I have one, possibly two spare 0.6 meter comms leads for sale at 9 each plus postage at cost to the US.

I also have a 5 meter comms cable at 14 plus US postage cost. You could cut this one down for custom lengths if of interest.

I can also let you have some additional genuine deltron 240 degree connectors if you wanted to explore the above option.

Food for thought?
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Office: 800v4, 861v4.8+ID40, HD621, DSP7000s, DSP5200HC, SW1600.
Surplus: Two Silver DSP3100HCs,

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#41415 - 2006-04-30 01:34 Re: Source for 500 series comm cables
dcgl22 Offline
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Registered: 2006-04-26
Posts: 4
Loc: Dallas, TX
dcg, thank you for your continued assistance. I think I finally understand the correct DIN connectors and wiring pin-outs for the comm cable thanks to another Meridian resource web site http://www.meridian-audio.info/. Under the heading of "500 Series Comms Cables - Cable pin-outs", I found that the cable is basically a shielded, twisted pair cable. I think this is something I can tackle myself, and if that proves unsuccesful, farm out to a local cable assembly contractor.

Nice helpful bunch these Meridian hitchhikers...

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#41416 - 2006-04-30 01:48 Re: Source for 500 series comm cables
dcgl22 Offline
Harmless

Registered: 2006-04-26
Posts: 4
Loc: Dallas, TX
Colin T, thank you sir for your helpful offer too. I have chewed on the food for thought and I don't think it will be cost effective for me to buy, with across-the-pond shipping, the cables/connectors at this time. Such a small ticket item...

I will attempt the DIY version with 240 degree DIN connectors and low capacitance STP cable. I'll proudly post my success story (or lack thereof) of the DIY comm cable adventure.

If I strike out with DIY, I'll also relay the fruit of my attempt to get a local cable fab company to make some up for me. Maybe this will be helpful to others as well.

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#41417 - 2006-04-30 08:52 Re: Source for 500 series comm cables
Colin Triggs Offline
Paranoid android

Registered: 2004-01-16
Posts: 597
Loc: Northwich, Cheshire, England
The beauty about shipping the cables is that as they are very light they do not cost very much to post eg I am sending a 3 meter M lead to Hong Kong on Tuesday and it costs just 2.07.
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Home Cinema: 800v4, 861v6, HD621, DSP8000s, DSP7200HC, DSP3100HC (sides), DSP5200 (rears), 504, Denon 2500BT, Crystalio VPS-2300, Vidikron Vision 1X & Stewart screen.
Office: 800v4, 861v4.8+ID40, HD621, DSP7000s, DSP5200HC, SW1600.
Surplus: Two Silver DSP3100HCs,

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