Help to identify this cable

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mic37
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Help to identify this cable

Post by mic37 » Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:01 pm

Help to identify this cable. It looks like attenuator cable but it is not.

There are two markings in the middle : "M" and "1".
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Re: Help to identify this cable

Post by steve » Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:23 pm

It looks like some sort of splitter cable (Stereo mini-jack socket to 2 stereo mini-jack plugs).
Possibly intended for recording from a mobile phone / MP3 player to a computer (connecting the headphone output of a player to the line input of a computer + headphones).

You would need a mini-jack plug and a test meter to know for sure. There could be anything, or nothing inside that middle bit.
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Re: Help to identify this cable

Post by mic37 » Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:48 pm

Usually splitter has one male plug and two female jacks. :?:

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Re: Help to identify this cable

Post by DVDdoug » Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:08 am

You could try one plug at a time with headphones to see what happens...

If it's not a simple splitter I'd guess it adapts a "modern" 1-plug TRRS headset to a computer with separate mic & headphone connections. But in that case I'd expect the plugs to be color-coded or marked.

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