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1.5ft Premier Series XLR Male to XLR Female 16AWG Cable (Gold Plated) [Microphone & Interconnect]
25ft Premier Series XLR Male to XLR Female 16AWG Cable (Gold Plated) [Microphone & Interconnect]
16-channel XLR Snake & 12x4 Stage Box - 98 feet (30 Meters)
Connect your mixing board to your stage performers with this 98 foot 16-channel XLR Snake & 12x4 Stage Box from Monoprice!
This professional audio snake uses 25AWG conductors and features 12 downstream and 4 upstream connections. The heavy duty stage box measures 12" x 7 1/8" x 3", has 12 female and 4 male XLR connectors, a metal mesh strain relief boot, and a metal bale to prevent stress on the individual connectors. It has a convenient handle on one end and includes mounting holes so it can be secured to a wall or floor position.
The XLR connectors have metal bodies with plastic sleeves and rubber strain relief boots. The 12 downstream connectors have black plastic rings with white numbers (1-12) and the upstream connectors have blue plastic rings with white letters (A-D). Additionally, the jacket of each cable is labeled with a number every inch or so, making it easy to trace lines and troubleshoot.
The female connectors have a locking latch, while the female ports on the stage box have locking latch release levers. The main cable has an outside diameter of about 3/4".
CONS: Be careful of the release tabs!
It is a 12 send and 4 return snake, with XLR ONLY.
If you have monitors and mains on the stage, you will use up the returns pretty quick, and will likely need adapters unless your mixer has a lot of XLR outputs for Aux, etc.
(The return lines are all XLR, so 1/4" to XLR adpaters are required for our setup)
So for 2 electric guitars, 1 acoustic, 1 bass, 3 microphones, 4 drum mics, all the channels get used up quick. make sure you plan your setup for instruments, mics, and type of connectors.
Once you get everyone on their respective channels, and lable the mixer, this Stage Snake makes setup REALLY QUICK if you know what channel you are on !!
No issues like previous review. All connections work great. Only downfall is shipping was almost $100, but STILL a lot cheaper than any other option.
PROS: Heavy Duty!
Reputable company with the best customer service on earth
PROS: Sturdy enough and well built. Looks impressive and industrial. Much better than running individual cables!
CONS: None really I guess the connections need to be "broken in". A little stiff at first but they loosened up with use. Again not really a con just worried me at first, they work just fine now.
PROS: Things either work or don't, and this is one of the things that work! We did an install of sound equiptment into a gym and this was perfect for what we needed. Something that works with a decent price!
CONS: It comes from monoprice and not all monprice items always work.
PROS: Helps to keep everything really neat and tidy. Ran the full length with 10 microphones and did not hit any issues with drop outs or latency.
CONS: A little cumbersome and heavy, but what would you expect from that much cable?
Delivers as promised.
CONS: Lightweight aluminum enclosure.
Not heavily reinforced - insulation is a little thin on the individual channels, strain relief is minimal.
XLR Connections feel a little loose at the board.
PROS: All connections tested perfectly funtional on arrival. Sleek look. Best deal for an all XLR 16 channel snake of it's length.
CONS: Haven't found any yet. Maybe it'd be nice if monoprice offered a 20 channel snake for a similar value.