The ETS InstaSnake Series (PA200) is a compact, lightweight, versatile passive group of components allowing you to run audio signals over a single run of Cat 5, 5e, 6 or 6a data cables. With a roll of cable, these compact units are easily transported and/or stored solving dozens of live and/or recording sound problems.
The InstaSnake is a passive unit, so you do not need power. The InstaSnake accepts mic level or line level analog or digital audio and supports phantom power when using shielded Cat 5 or 6 cables. The basic units are a pair of passive units with bi-directional capability which can be input directly into analog or digital consoles.
Designed to the highest professional standards the InstaSnake has a wide, flat frequency response, low THD and residual noise. The InstaSnake has been factory tested to 1900 feet over Cat 5 using balanced line low impedance dynamic microphones. Phantom power has been tested to 850 feet over shielded cable. (Phantom Power - Shielded Cat 5 or 6 cables are required to pass phantom power with the exception of the PA205, which does not require shielding.)
The InstaSnake is available in 2 basic send/receive units which can be mounted in a 2 RU 19" rack, plus units with pigtails, and wall plate versions.