manikk 8 – Passive multiple

The manikk 8 otto Passive have 8 jacks.

You can combine the pins on the backside in any combinations you wish to create a passive multiple.

The top pin on the backside is the signal for Jack 1 – the top jack. The second pin is GND. The third pin is signal for Jack2. Pin 4 is GND. This repeats for all 8 jacks. In total – the top 16 pins on the backside.

1 (top)Jack 1 (top)
3Jack 2
5Jack 3
7Jack 4
9Jack 5
11Jack 6
13Jack 7
15Jack 8 (bottom)

All GND signals are interconnected. Only one common GND-plane exists.

Creating the passive multiple

To combine the pins and create a passive multiple, you need a female pin header with 15 or 16 positions. If you have a longer female header, you can cut a bit from that.

You also need wire and soldering equipment.

Bend out the legs for pin 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 15 on the female header:

Remove the isolation from your wire. Now it’s easy to solder wires and connect the jacks any way you want. You can also modify this header soldering, if your setup or requirements change in the future.

4+4: Two groups with 4 jacks each

Solder legs 1, 3, 5 and 7 as one group and then legs 9, 11, 13 and 15 as another group.

5+3: Two groups with 5 and 3 jacks

Solder legs 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 as one group and then legs 11, 13 and 15 as another group.

8: One big group with all 8 jacks

Solder legs 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 15 together to one big group.

3+3+2: Three small groups

Solder legs 1, 3, 5 as group A. Then solder legs 7, 9, 11 as group B. Finally solder legs 13 and 15 as the smallest group C.

Final result

Attach the female header to the top 15 (or 16) pins.

If you have a sticker, you can cut out a little white line from that, and then place this line horizontally between the jacks on the front panel to indicate the groups.