When the Amiga computer was produced the engineers decided to use a unique D-Sub connector variation with only 23 pins for the video cables. This made sense at the time as it was just a slight variation of a well proven and popular connector design. Now, 30+ years later it is a different story as these connectors have not been manufactured for decades and are next to impossible to find.
With no good solution on the market Soigeneris teamed up with fellow Amiga enthusiasts from RetronicDesign to have this connector remanufactured. We are very pleased to announce that we are now able to fill orders for brand new DB23 Female connectors for the Amiga. Whether you want to make a new video cable or your own video adapter we have the new connector you need.
These are top quality connectors featuring a riveted metal shell and gold-plated female sockets that wrap almost completely around the mating male connector pins. The solder side contacts are tin plated for easy soldering. They will provide a secure, high-quality video connection.
We are working on a matching plastic hood for the DB23 connector which we hope to have out Q1 2021. In the meantime, it is possible to use a DB25 hood, however the mounting screw holes will not line up properly.
If you are interested in larger quantities, contact us for a quote.
The Tale of the Elusive DB23
This is a story about Francis and Jeff, the Amiga community, and the quest for an obsolete connector. Francis and Jeff are vintage computer enthusiast who, unbeknownst to each other, both set off on a quest to find the fabled DB23F video connector for Amiga computers.
Their trek took them around the globe searching for the rumored long-lost connector molds. They encountered many dead ends and false leads, at times things seemed hopeless. There was even a villain who, when realizing that Francis and Jeff were unaware of each other’s quests, devised an evil plan to lure them into a trap. Luckily for our duo, and the Amiga community, a mutual friend Arizona Doug arrived just in the nick of time to help foil the villain’s plan and save the mission!
Now having joined forces Francis and Jeff ventured forward with renewed determination and certainty that their crusade was just. After many months of hard work, they found a manufacturer in the far East who had the skills to reproduce the fabled DB23F connectors in exactitude. A connector so perfect it is indistinguishable from those made back during the reign of Queen Amiga herself. A deal was struck, and the craftsmen are now hard at work producing the tooling to bring the long lost DB23F connector back to life.