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#115221 18-Mar-2013 13:42
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I'm after a cable similar to the one in this link

It takes a stereo 3.5mm input and separates the left and right channels to the 3.5mm female plugs at the other end.  Want to use this to connect a stereo source to two mono speakers.

Has anyone ever come across such a cable in NZ?  All I can seem to find are cables for one stereo connection in and two stereo connections out.

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  #783442 18-Mar-2013 13:44
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Buy the bits from Jaycar and solder up your own?


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  #783445 18-Mar-2013 13:47
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Was trying to avoid this.  I could buy a 3.5mm to two RCA, and then a couple of RCA to 3.5mm converters. But if a ready made cable was available already...


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  #783452 18-Mar-2013 13:56
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Try surplustronics. I got a few 3.5mm stereo to dual 6.35mm mono cables to hook my pcs up to my mixer from there. Otherwise jansens


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  #783465 18-Mar-2013 14:21
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WOuld it matter if the sockets are Stereo? I wouldn't have thought so?

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  #783469 18-Mar-2013 14:31
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Just buy it from the USA, I get all my sound gear from USA (or directly from China) for filming.

Use YouShop or similar if the place won't ship directly to NZ.
(I just today got four emails from YouShop saying my parcels have arrived in NZ, I use it a lot!)

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  #783768 19-Mar-2013 09:16
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trig42: WOuld it matter if the sockets are Stereo? I wouldn't have thought so?

In this case it will matter because he wants L and R split to each speaker. If the sockets are stereo he'll get the same signal to each speaker.

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  #783769 19-Mar-2013 09:18
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Talk to a local hi-fi shop / audio installer, Im sure they could make you one.


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  #783928 19-Mar-2013 13:58
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Thanks for the reply guys. I'll just make myself one up from various parts already available in NZ.

dman - I don't want to pay $20 shipping on a $5 item that I could probably cobble together for $10 myself :)

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  #783966 19-Mar-2013 15:52
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They may not be as common in Y-cable form, but the adaptor plug format is very common.
Only problem there tends to be bulk/weight which can put strain on the 3.5mm socket.

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  #784313 20-Mar-2013 11:05
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dman - I don't want to pay $20 shipping on a $5 item that I could probably cobble together for $10 myself :)

It is not as expensive as you'd think, if you're ordering via eBay it is often "free shipping" (and even when they do sometimes charge shipping it would NEVER be anywhere near $20!!). And if you're doing it via Amazon and YouShop if you're doing another order already then the extra for that item is very minimal (between zero and a few dollars).

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