This ¼” 12 channel effects snake is a specialty item. It’s primary function is to patch effects to a mix console or patch a mix console to a recording/playback device. The fantails are approximately 20” each with a functional spread of about 38”. The 12 channels are color grouped (red, white, and yellow) with 4 channels per color group. Since all the ends are fully wired to the TRS ¼” connectors, this snake can be used for balanced or unbalanced patching.
The MT series cable itself is constructed with EWI SMM series cable with 99.98% pure 22ga. high strand count copper conductors and individually jacketed pairs shielded by 100% coverage spiral shield on each pair. The KT series cable is constructed with EWI SMK series cable with 99.98% pure 25ga. high strand count copper conductors and individually jacketed pairs shielded by 100% coverage spiral shield on each pair. The connectors are all EWI ES3B-GDP XLR models, black anodized cast zinc XLR bodies with gold plated contacts.
Both fantails are clearly labeled 1 through 12 as well as each conductor in the colored groups labeled the length of the conductor 1 through 4 in each group. The channel labeling is with indelible ink and is very durable and fairly easy to read. Each group of 4 channels are equipped with short pieces of clear tubing that can be slid up and down the lengths of the fantails. These pieces of tubing are to keep the channel groups bundled loosely together to minimize tangling and facilitate channel identification. This snake is also equipped with a mesh grip strain relief hanger on one end.
This effects snake was designed by users to be user friendly.