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Information wanted for antique cassette recorder connections.

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Arkwright    10
Arkwright

I recently purchased a second-hand Philips EL-3300 cassette recorder in excellent working condition. It came with the original case and the original microphone which also works. I would like to know what the two connections on the left hand side of the machine are called and what they are used for. Any information would be appreciated. I am attaching pictures of the recorder, the case, and the microphone so that you can see the condition that they are in, as well as the two connections.

 

The cassette recorder.

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The case.

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The microphone.

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The connections

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mrmouse    12
mrmouse

one could be a line in to record from a gramophone and the other a line out to go to the amp , these were standard connections in the 70`s l+r and left screen and right screen , they are usually not interchangeable , google gramophone/radiogram input/output connections and you can get DIN to RCA adaptors (5 Pin to standard RCA ) DIN -Duitse Industrial Norm , is generic and can be used on virtually any fitting.

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GPOEL    10
GPOEL

The one on the right is to plug your microphone in to. The one on the left is called a 5-pin DIN plug. Here is were you connect your machine to another tape recorder, an amplifier, a record player, a CD player or a radio. The cables with those plugs are available, but hard to get......

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Arkwright    10
Arkwright

I have this old 5-pin DIN plug that has two unusual connections that I do not recognise, but I suppose it is the same thing. Perhaps you might be able to identify these connections and recommend a way of using them. Here are some pictures.

 

The 5-pin DIN plug.

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The two connections.

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mrmouse    12
mrmouse

the din is fine the 2 connections are standard mono left and mono right plugs , small pin is + long is - or screen cut them off and solder 2 rca plugs in their place and off you go .Rca centre is + outer, is screen or negative , if you get high pitch scream cut the screen off the plugs

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amcintyre    10
amcintyre

You can make up your own 5 pin din cables. Buy some screened audio cable, din plugs and solder up :-) I think I may have a din plug, pin-out table somewhere that I could scan for you to show how to wire them.

 

As for the two connectors (the red and black), I have seen something similar before connected on a mike. The one connector acted as a pause button, so that when one switched the mike off it would pause the recorder.

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amcintyre    10
amcintyre

Actually, just google "5 pin din pinout". There is a lot of info out there.

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