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I have an old kenwood reciever i am replacing. The old

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i have an old kenwood...
i have an old kenwood reciever i am replacing. The old subwoofer has a 3 pin din for a cable new reciever is looking for a single rca type plug, i'm looking for an adapter
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Technician: Louie, Technician replied 2 years ago
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Hi and welcome to JustAnswer,

Thank you for the question and your patience. Should you still need assistance for information purposes only...

Initially, ave you considered / tried a converter cable similar to the product shown HERE?

Alternatively, if the old 3-pin DIN cable is still available, how about cutting 1 end and soldering in an RCA plug?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
i do have the cable and was going to cut and splice, is the third wire a ground? alsowould love to see the end on that adapter you showed
Technician: Louie, Technician replied 2 years ago

To my recollection, actually a left & right + ground.

Still, bear with us; re-confirm and post back with the complete model number of the Kenwood. If I can look over the schematic diagram (if available) then I could confirm or propose an alternate approach.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
KENWOOD DRV-5070
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
http://www.manualslib.com/manual/86395/Kenwood-Dvr-5070.html?page=11#manual
Technician: Louie, Technician replied 2 years ago

Hi again.

I checked the schematics/Service Manual of the Kenwood DVR-5070 and it would appear that the 3-pin DIN carries not only audio but switching trigger and a +V rail.

...not a simple DIN to RCA adapter but a circuit modification is needed.

Please post back how you would want to approach this and/or should additional information be needed.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
ADAPTER WILL NOT WORK, WHAT KIND OF MODIFICATION?
Technician: Louie, Technician replied 2 years ago

It would require "fooling" the subwoofer to turn on. What is the model number of the subwoofer please?

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