I’m looking for a DIN to RCA to connect a DAC to an XS integrated. I have seen these recommended here:
but I have come across these too which appear to be made of quality components: designacable naim-premium-aux-input-cable-5-pin-din-to-dual-phono-rca-cinche-mogami-coax
Does anyone have any thoughts on which would be worth getting (or alternatives for less than £50 or so)?
Hi Matthew, I’ve removed the sales links form your post - please don’t post commercial links to sales sites in the Hifi Corner. Thanks.
If looking for a great sounding interconnect for use with Naim that won’t cost a fortune then I would recommend the Naim lavender/grey RCA Phone to DIN interconnect, or else the Chord Chrysalis version of the same thing. The Naim i/c can be bought new, and the Chord regularly crops up secondhand (look for the later version with the later shiny Chord branded RCA Phonos). Chord also make more expensive alternatives, that you could investigate if you are adventurous.
I have purchased 1 din to rca and one din to 3.5mm headphone plug cables from flashback sales. One links my Leema phono preamp to my xs2 and the other to connect my Cyrus soundkey dac so I can to some very basic streaming- my main source is vinyl.
The build quality is high. The sales service excellent and in my system sounds great. Thoroughly recommended
I previously used a Flashback DIN-RCA (non-locking) to connect CD player to XS2 and was very pleased. The only reason I don’t use it anymore is source is now exclusively streaming, making CD player redundant.
I have just bought a NDX 2 to connect to my McIntosh C2600 tube pre-amp and McIntosh MC 462 Amp. Is DIN to RCA a better option than a RCA to RCA interconnect? If yes, which DIN to RCA interconnect is recommended?
I like the Naim Hi-line very much with Naim digital sources (it’s what I use myself) and the DIN-RCA Phono is excellent. For more money the Naim SuperLumina is also worth investigating, if your budget stretches that far.
Naim kit typically can take a while to run-in, after a couple of weeks of constant use it should already be sounding very good, but be prepared for it to improve even further for weeks or even a few months further on.
I bought a short while ago off the 'bay a Dyson Audio RCA-DIN(4pin) for my UQ to 110. About $40 all in if I recall. Good build, and sounds fine after a bit of break-in. I’ve used Flashback before as well and they are fine. If you want to spend a bit more, I would also look at what Witch Hat has to offer.