panel to d-series connector

Discussion in 'Accessories / Connections' started by richie, Oct 12, 2020.

  1. richie

    richie Active Member

    Oct 12, 2020
    New York, NY
    Anyone know of a flange or some sort of adapter that turns these cheap 5-pin din d-sub connectors:


    into a d-series connector that I can attach to a rack panel like this:

  2. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Staff

    Mar 20, 2000
    BC, Canada
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    looks like a midi connector to me.
  3. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Well-Known Member

    Apr 19, 2006
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    That top photo is not a D-series connector of any sort - it's a 5-pin 180 degree standard-size DIN socket.

    You don't give any dimensional information about your panel, but assuming it's 1U high, those holes look like punch-outs for XLR panel-mount sockets.

    Please explain what you are trying to do that makes you need a D-series connector. Both the connector and the panel holes you show are circular and not D-shape.
  4. dvdhawk

    dvdhawk Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2008
    Western Pennsylvania, USA
    Hi and welcome,

    If you truly want a rackmount 5-pin MIDI that fits D-series rack panels.

    Redco has a good quality Switchcraft MIDI feed-thru.

    If you have any drilling skills at all and want to use DIN connectors you already have, you can start with a D-Series blank and drill it out yourself.
    audiokid likes this.
  5. dvdhawk

    dvdhawk Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2008
    Western Pennsylvania, USA
    This just in: If you don't already have the 5-pin DIN connectors, Redco sells a beauty for panel mount and if you want, they can also supply the D-Series adapter plate.

    The Switchcrafts are available from Markertek too. Markertek and Redco are both great companies to deal with. I especially like the Redco customized DP Labelling options for a custom rack panel.

    I've used a lot of the Neutrik blanks on installations.
    If you decide to drill blanks to fit your 5-pin DIN you'll want these Neutrik blanks. (or the Redco version I mentioned earlier)

    NOT these Neutrik blanks, the imprinted logo on these might interfere with your mount.

    Best of luck.
    kmetal likes this.
  6. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    Mar 31, 2007
    North Vancouver
    you want cheap, every think about Ethernet (Cat 5E/6) patch panels?

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