Fostex TR-X00 Stock Cable - 3 or 4 wires at termination?

If I cut the 1/4" TRS connector off of the stock cable will I find 3 or 4 wires? Cheap cables connect the L&R ground cables in the Y splitter then run a single ground wire down to the plug for a single termination on the sleeve. Better cables have two ground cables (plus R&L positive cables) running the entire length of the cable with both grounds terminated on the sleeve of the plug. I'd like to convert the cable to balanced but that won't work if there is only a single ground wire. Has anybody actually cut off the plug and knows what I would find? Considering how Drop likes to cut corners my gut is telling me that they probably saved a few cents and connected the grounds in the splitter but I'm hoping that I'm wrong.


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