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Snake cable for PA set up

Discussion in 'Accessories / Connections' started by Sanity Inn, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. Sanity Inn

    Sanity Inn Guest

    Inpt on whether this line of cable is worth it please


    http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-8x4x50-XLR-1-4-TRS-Snake-Cable-w-Box-8x4-50-8-4_W0QQitemZ110032138363QQihZ001QQcategoryZ41461QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


    thanks

    SI
     
  2. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Looks like they are a cheap line of overseas (read:Chinese)-built gear that is sold on e-Bay. The XLR connectors appear to be the 'non-locking' type...buyer beware!
     
  3. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    Looks good for what it is, but may be underspecified in two ways, depending on your intended usage:

    1) 50 ft is not enough to reach from stage to rear of most live venues when you have to take the cable round the side walls. I went for 30m (100 ft) and have been surprised how many times I need the full length.

    2) 8 sends is too few for flexibility in dealing with all types of performers and groups. Go for 12 or 16. With adaptors, you can press returns into use as sends and vice versa, but it's better to have spare channels. It's surprising how often channels don't work at the sound check and you have to swap to a spare.
     
  4. Sanity Inn

    Sanity Inn Guest

    Good stuff
    thanks for the info,

    SI
     

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