The MIDI Specification says that MIDI cables are made with 5-pin DIN connectors where the outer pins, numbered 1 and 3, are not connected end-to-end. Pins 5 and 4 are end-to-end connected and Pin 2, the center one, is connected to the shield (aka, "ground").
Unfortunately, I have not been able to find any commercially made MIDI cables that are constructed according to the spec. Monster and a few others connect Pins 2, 4, and 5 end-to-end and leave 1 and 3 unconnected, but no vender (that I've been able to find) solders Pin 2 to the shield.
Has anyone here found a commercially made cable that adheres to the MIDI standard?
If so, which vendor supplies it and how can I buy a few of them?