mic splitter

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(n.) A box fitted with female and male XLR microphone connectors allowing microphone inputs to be routed to two or more outputs. A splitter is typically passive, and either hard-wired or transformer connected. For example, it is useful to send the output of a stage microphone to a monitor mixer and a front of house (FOH) mixer simultaneously. The term has been attributed to Franklin J. Miller, founder of Sescom.