Connect non-B&O products to a 7-Pin DIN socket
How do I connect a non B&O products to my Bang & Olufsen's 7-pin DIN socket?
There are various adapters that you can buy. Most home audio products (and non-B&O TVs) have RCA (also called phono or cinch) sockets fitted, you you just need a twin RCA to DIN cable connected from the Line Out or Tape Out sockets of the non-B&O product to the Aux or Tape socket of the B&O system for playback of sound into the B&O system.
An alternate method is to use a 5-pin-DIN to 4 RCA adapter (as pictured) if you need both recording and playback from your non-B&O device.
It is worth noting that the 5 pin DIN plugs fitted to many iPod Input Cables and RCA Input Cables will fit perfectly and work correctly in both 5 pin and 7 pin DIN sockets. The extra 2 pins in the 7 pin socket are only used to pass data between B&O products, so they are not required when non-B&O inputs are connected. The alignment of the pins is identical for both 5 and 7 pin sockets, so the 5 pin plugs are ideal for both the older (5 pin) and the newer (7 pin) input sockets.
Created: 17th January 2007
Modified: 29th May 2012