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 CAT5, 5E or 6 cables. With a roll of wire, 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, analog or digital audio and supports phantom power when using shielded Cat5 or 6 cables.
TheThe InstaSnake is available in 2 basic send/receive units which can be mounted in a 2RU 19" rack, plus units with pigtails, and wall plate versions are also available. The PA202P with (4) 18" pigtails lets you access the mixer without the need for an additional 4 microphone cables.
The basic units are 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 CAT5 using low Z dynamic microphones. Phantom power has been tested to 850 feet over shielded* cable. (*Phantom Power - Shielded Cat5 or 6 cables are required to pass phantom power with the exception of the PA205, which does not require shielding.)
The InstaSnake Splitter (PA206) splits the signals at the receive end and sends them to a recorder or mixer. A second Cat5 cable connects the second receiving unit - it handles phantom power. 4 additional standard mic cables are required.