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Latest post 09-16-2011 4:20 AM by ed_ammonite. 8 replies.
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  • 09-15-2011 9:52 AM

    Beosound Century to mp3

    Hi everyone. Dumbo question, I know but wires have never been my strong point.  I have a much beloved Beosound Century (bought new some 15 years ago and with a replacement CD mechanism from around 2000) and now we're definitely in the mp3 age, I'd like to connect my mp3 player through it.  I get the feeling this is possible through the aux socket.  But, I also get the feeling that it's a 7 pin aux socket (I should say that the light's not good where it lives, and my eyesight is worse) and I can't find anyone to sell me a 7 pin din to 3.5mm jack.  Although 5 pin seems to be feasible - but will this work?

    I am quite possibly missing the point - as I say, wires are not really my thing.  But if anyone can point me in the right direction I'd be very grateful!


  • 09-15-2011 10:24 AM In reply to

    Re: Beosound Century to mp3

    Hi George.  I would suggest looking here  They can make one for you.



  • 09-15-2011 12:18 PM In reply to

    Re: Beosound Century to mp3

    Where are you located, if over here (US, or Latin Am.) I can help

    Beosound 3000, BL 4000, BL 8000, BG 2404,BG 5000, BG CD50, Beocord 5000, BM 901, BM 2400, BM 4000, BV S45, BV 3702. There is nothing we cannot do, but a lot of things we don't want to do!!

  • 09-15-2011 12:37 PM In reply to

    Re: Beosound Century to mp3

    Oh sorry, I probably should have said.  I'm not used to the global-ness of the web!  I'm in the UK, so not particularly adjacent I'm afraid!

  • 09-15-2011 12:38 PM In reply to

    Re: Beosound Century to mp3

    Many thanks Tom. I've sent them an email.

  • 09-15-2011 12:38 PM In reply to

    Re: Beosound Century to mp3

    I should perhaps add that having now peered at the back of the Century with a torch, it's definitely a 7 pin din.


  • 09-15-2011 12:39 PM In reply to

    • Vienna
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    Re: Beosound Century to mp3

    You can either buy the original B&O "Cable 7pin DIN/JACK, 3m" item # 6277956 for approx EUR 15
    from your B&O dealer or order, as already suggested, a cable from "Sounds Heavenly"  

  • 09-15-2011 1:19 PM In reply to

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    Re: Beosound Century to mp3

    You only really need a 5 pin DIN to 3.5 mm stereo jack (the other 2 pins are for Datalink remote signals). It has to wired correctly though & Steve @ Soundsheavenly will make sure of this.


    The use of metaphors should be avoided like the plague. They're like a red rag to a bull to me.

  • 09-16-2011 4:20 AM In reply to

    Re: Beosound Century to mp3

    Many thanks for all your help everyone.  I've heard from Steve at soundsheavenly, and he has, as you said he would, helped. I await my cable with eager anticipation.

    Thanks for helping me with my problem. Much appreciated.

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