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MJBeo
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MJBeo posted on Tue, Sep 19 2017 4:54 PM

Hi all, I bought a bunch of MCL cables from ebay, and there is one 6-core cable that was used as a MCL extension cable between two wall plugs. Would I be able to use this as a MK 2 powerlink cable?

Alternatively, would a MCL cable work as a powerlink MK2 cable if I connect a DIN8 plug? The only difference between the two cables that I can see in the MCL handbook is the additional shielding around the left and right signal. I did not want to open one of my powerlink cables to check the inside.

Beosound 5 Encore + BL14.4; Beosystem 5500; BV7-40 MKV + BL7.1 + AppleTV4 + Lintronic -23; various link rooms with MCL2 A or MCL2 A/V + RL60.2 / CX100 / CX50 & Cona / S45.2 / IWS2000; BG4000; Beosystem 1200 + BV1600.

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Steve at Sounds Heavenly
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Hi MJBeo,

That looks like it could be caravan/trailer lighting cable connected to an 8 pin DIN plug!  It may function for Powerlink (depending on how it is installed), but there doesn't appear to be adequate shielding around any of the wires for audio use.

I can provide the correctly shielded Powerlink cables if you want to be sure of good sound:-

http://soundsheavenly.com/44-powerlink-8-pin-din-connection

Kind regards, Steve

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Steve at Sounds Heavenly
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Hi MJBeo,

That looks like it could be caravan/trailer lighting cable connected to an 8 pin DIN plug!  It may function for Powerlink (depending on how it is installed), but there doesn't appear to be adequate shielding around any of the wires for audio use.

I can provide the correctly shielded Powerlink cables if you want to be sure of good sound:-

http://soundsheavenly.com/44-powerlink-8-pin-din-connection

Kind regards, Steve

Steve.

www.soundsheavenly.com

Founder of Sounds Heavenly Cables and Brand Ambassador for Bang & Olufsen

Sounds Heavenly are proud to sponsor BeoWorld!

MJBeo
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MJBeo replied on Tue, Sep 19 2017 6:13 PM

Thanks Steve for the quick reply!

Beosound 5 Encore + BL14.4; Beosystem 5500; BV7-40 MKV + BL7.1 + AppleTV4 + Lintronic -23; various link rooms with MCL2 A or MCL2 A/V + RL60.2 / CX100 / CX50 & Cona / S45.2 / IWS2000; BG4000; Beosystem 1200 + BV1600.

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