Is this definitely a 4 pin DIN cable?

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bingefellerbingefeller Frets: 5431
I bought some iLoud monitor speakers and they came with a cable to connect the left and right speakers.  It's way too long for me and I want to buy a new one.  I think it's a DIN cable, but not sure.  Can someone confirm or tell me otherwise please?





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  • Phil_aka_PipPhil_aka_Pip Frets: 8871
    I'm used to seeing 4 pin din plugs with the pins arranged in an arc that follows the inside rim of the plug's outer case. However a google for "4-pin din plug images" shows that some have a similar square arrangement as in your pic. I do think it is unusual though
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  • hywelghywelg Frets: 1525
    No, DIN connector pins all follow a circular arc.
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  • bingefellerbingefeller Frets: 5431
    I'm used to seeing 4 pin din plugs with the pins arranged in an arc that follows the inside rim of the plug's outer case. However a google for "4-pin din plug images" shows that some have a similar square arrangement as in your pic. I do think it is unusual though
    Thanks.  I was thinking it was some kind of proprietary plug made by IK Multimedia.  I did ask them but no reply yet.  

    I will maybe wait for them to get back to me, just to be doubly sure before I order a shorter one.  
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  • bingefellerbingefeller Frets: 5431
    hywelg said:
    No, DIN connector pins all follow a circular arc.
    I see you can get inline DIN connectors...

    I'm still not 100% though...



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  • Phil_aka_PipPhil_aka_Pip Frets: 8871
     before I order a shorter one.  
    Or, if you can get inside the plug housing, de-solder the wires from the pins, chop a length off and do a re-soldering job. Shouldn't take more than a few minutes.
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  • bingefellerbingefeller Frets: 5431
     before I order a shorter one.  
    Or, if you can get inside the plug housing, de-solder the wires from the pins, chop a length off and do a re-soldering job. Shouldn't take more than a few minutes.
    Yeah I might end up doing that (or trying to), I think it's their own special kind of cable.  

    Cheers.
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  • bingefellerbingefeller Frets: 5431
    Yeah it's a custom design, they just confirmed it to me.  Oh well.  
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  • maltingsaudiomaltingsaudio Frets: 894
    edited July 10
     before I order a shorter one.  
    Or, if you can get inside the plug housing, de-solder the wires from the pins, chop a length off and do a re-soldering job. Shouldn't take more than a few minutes.
    Yeah I might end up doing that (or trying to), I think it's their own special kind of cable.  

    Cheers.
    You’ll struggle with the moulded plugs to get in them, three options, buy a cable tie and just coil it and hide it, buy a pair of 4 pin male female plugs from Neutric (4pin xlr)etc and cut the cable in the middle, or cough up for proprietary shorter cable

    Ps quick google look like amphenol connectors https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=4+pin+audio+connector&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-gb&client=safari#imgdii=ZONfgBZfwqTumM:&imgrc=JOgu5gst6F_ofM:
    www.maltingsaudio.co.uk
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  • Phil_aka_PipPhil_aka_Pip Frets: 8871
    A sharp scalpel down the join of a bonded or moulded plug might help you get into it. Score it gently several times down its length then peel it apart. Put it back together with superglue
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  • bingefellerbingefeller Frets: 5431
    A sharp scalpel down the join of a bonded or moulded plug might help you get into it. Score it gently several times down its length then peel it apart. Put it back together with superglue

    Thanks again, Phil.  I'm off tomorrow for a Bank Holiday so I will have a  look. 
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