Help me with the cables!

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P.S.: NI, I think what you should look for is not a cord with two inputs (which seems mythical/unlikely) but a tiny, simple, no-frills, two-way A-B switcher (or even just a seriously cheapo two-line mixer).

nabisco, Thursday, 4 December 2008 22:28 (fifteen years ago) link

thirteen years pass...

i am staring at seven jumbled boxes of cables and leads with every kind of connector or jack, plus a mix of old plugs and chargers

i feel like some of them are worth hanging onto and some are very much not, but i don't really know how to begin sort which from which -- i have a weirdly poor memory for what once went with what, even two years ago is now a blank to me (i like to tell myself this is efficient use of human brainspace)

mark s, Friday, 29 April 2022 12:47 (two years ago) link

apologies for posting my own tweet but it saves have to faff around with imgur:

is there any practical reason to hang on to leads like THIS in 2022? what might still be using them?

— πŸ›πŸ”₯🐝 muad'dob bee 🐝πŸ”₯πŸ› (@dubdobdee) April 30, 2022

mark s, Saturday, 30 April 2022 14:48 (two years ago) link

That's the ropiest looking MIDI cable I've seen in a long time. Assuming it's wired as a MIDI cable that it - the connectors at least are correct. I'd probably bin it either way.

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Saturday, 30 April 2022 15:34 (two years ago) link

it's 30+ years old is my only excuse (i have four in all, in no better condition: i have no idea what i used them for once upon a time)

mark s, Saturday, 30 April 2022 15:50 (two years ago) link

It’s most likely a 5 pin audio DIN cable, used to plug a tape deck into a receiver or similar instead of two RCA pairs.

assert (matttkkkk), Saturday, 30 April 2022 21:57 (two years ago) link

5 pin audio DIN seems to be the consensus, most likely for a tape deck

mark s, Sunday, 1 May 2022 12:45 (two years ago) link

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