Anyone tell me what and where I can get this connector please?

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  1. Probs

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    Hi there,

    I did a bit of a search before posting but no joy unfortunatly. I was someone could help by telling me what this connector is called and where I can get it. To me it looks like what I would describe as a 20 pin female DIN plug. It is attached to a McIntosh car head unit and connects to a McIntosh amp. I am trying to purchase this connector so I can connect a standard head unit without having to chop the original and re-wire it just in case I'd like to put the original head unit back in at some point.

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    Non of the usual car audio sources know about it, I don't seem to be able to find it for sale anywhere else but Alibaba and some of the other wholesalers (And even then I can only find it as a PCB mount component)

    Any hel/alternatives you guys could offer would be appreciated. Thanks,

    Probs
     
  2. ericgibbs

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  3. Probs

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    Hi Eric

    I've tried those but nothing seems to match the key on the side. The key looks like a DIN style key rather than a mil or IP type connector.

    Any other thoughts?

    Cheers

    Probs
     
  4. GopherT

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    What make/model car is this connector connected to?
     
  5. Probs

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    Hi, It's a Subaru Legacy 2004 BP5 JDM import. It's a McIntosh/Clarion factory stereo.
     
  6. AnalogKid

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    Proprietary version of a standard product, probably not available to standard distribution channels. A car audio dealer might be able to tell you if it is an industry standard or something private to McIntosh. Also, contact the big mac directly.

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  7. Probs

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    Hi AnalogKid. That was my worry. I was hoping that wouldn't be the case. Looks like a standard component which is irritating. Really didn't want to cut the factory pig tails.
     
  8. GopherT

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    Check the aftermarket head unit suppliers in the country where it was originally sold new.

    Those guys need to sell the adapters in order to sell their radios.
     
  9. Probs

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    Hi GopherT, It's a JDM market car and is now 12 years old which is making that search a little tricky. Still looking but no joy yet. I wanna know where they get these weird connectors from :)
     
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