This ¼” TRS 16 channel x 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 overall length is from tip to tip. The fantails are approximately 22” each with a functional spread of about 42”. The channels are color grouped (red, blue, 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 16 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.
This effects snake was designed by users to be user friendly.