We affectionately refer to these as
"Poor Man's Splitter Snakes", because they are a rock bottom
basically simple splitter snake. These snakes do not have
splitter transformers, ground lift switches, or multi-pin
disconnects. They are simply hardwired Y splits, with
basically a stage box and two hardwired short trunks with fantails.
Both fantails and the stagebox
connectors are all
XLR. These are straight send snakes
with no returns. The input panel jacks on the stage box are all
Female XLR. The cord ends on the fantails are all Male XLR.
The stage box is very heavy duty and
well labeled. Both
fantails are ruggedly built, color coded to groups and very well
labeled. Both the main
trunk and split trunk are constructed with EWI SMC cable which is 16 individual shielded
pairs, 22 gauge, high copper purity
conductors with double aluminum foil shield and trace wire, which is
fairly rugged, lightweight, and very flexible.
Strain relief at the stage box and
fantails are provided with mesh grip style hanger at the fantail, and
rubber compression aluminum cable clamp at the stage box.
The Female XLR panel jacks are the buttonless
"coiled spring style" with composite (non metallic) bodies.
The fantail is constructed with EWI ES3MB-GDP (MXLR) black shell
with gold contact point connectors.
a good quality snake, suitable for professional applications. It
even comes with nifty blue bags to protect the fantails when not in
use. It's just a straight ahead snake of simple "Y"
splits, but it might be a cost effective solution for a split snake