Digital Snakes-Stage Boxes

ab168 digital snake
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The Allen and Heath AB168 is a portable remote digital snake for use with Qu, Avantis and SQ digital mixers, and...
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Allen & Heath 24 XLR Inputs / 12 XLR Output Digital Snake AR2412 is a 48kHz, 24 XLR input, 12 XLR output...
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Allen & Heath AR84 Digital Snake Stagebox The AR84 is an 8 in 4 out 48kHz remote AudioRack for Allen & Heath Qu and...
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e DT168 is a portable, rugged Dante Digital Snake. It can be used to complementAllen & Heath digital mixing systems...
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Allen & Heath DX012 - 12 XLR Output Analog / AES Digital Snake Need to get more out of your system? DX012...
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Allen & Heath DX168 | 16 XLR Input / 8 XLR Output Digital Snake Portable DX Expander The DX168 is a rugged, 96kHz...
Behringer NCAT5E50M
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Behringer S16
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I/O Box with 16 Remote-Controllable Midas Preamps, 8 Outputs and AES50 Networking featuring Klark Teknik SuperMAC Technology

Behringer S32
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32-channel Digital Snake with Remote-controllable Midas-designed Mic Pres, and Ultranet Integration with Powerplay P16 Systems

Behringer SD16
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16 Channel digital Snake, the solution for those bulky analog snakes. The SD16 works s

Behringer SD8
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Behringer SD8 Stage Box The SD8 provides 8 MIDAS -designed remote-controllable mic preamps, 8 balanced analog XLR...

In the last 12 years, everything has become digital, smaller, and more productive. The old analog snake it is slowing fading out into the pass. Digital snakes or stage boxes are replacing analog snakes. There are many factors why going digital could be the right way to go. Digital snakes not only extend your digital mixer inputs to the stage, but they allows the user to take fully advantage of digital mixers. The terms digital snakes, stage box, and I/O box refers to the same product. We are going to call them digital snakes

Smaller and more comfortable to install and transport

The most obvious advantage of digital snakes is size and weight. Digital snakes are lighter and smaller than its predecessor. You can carry a 32 channel digital snake with one hand. For example, the Behringer S32 is a 32 inputs 16 outputs digital snake and weighs 14.6 lb.

Run Longer Cables With Less Effort

Digital snakes use an Ethernet cable, commonly know as Cat5 cable to connect to the digital mixer. You can effortlessly run a 100 meters ( 328ft) of the cable by yourself. By the way, the maximum cable length using cat5 cable is 328ft. Try to lift 328ft of analog snake cable. You can't.

In-ear Monitor Systems? No Problem

Digital snakes allow us to give an in-ear monitor to every musician on the stage. No more floor monitors taking space on stage. Today every company is making personal monitor mixers to use with their digital snakes. For example:

Digital snakes are available in different number of channels No, every gig is the same. Sometimes you need all 32 channels for a big band. Sometimes you need only 12 channels. The most popular sizes are the 16 inputs 8 outputs, and 32 inputs 16 outputs. If you need more than 32 inputs, some mixers like the Allen & Heath SQ7 can run 48 channels with two AR2412 digital snakes.

Stage Boxes Are Rack-mountable.

All 32 channel digital snakes are rack-mountable. They come with the ear racks built-in ready to mount on a rack. 16 channel digital snakes are smaller like the Allen & Heath AB168. In this case manufacturers offer an Optional rack mount kit. Having your digital snake in a rack is convenient and keeps the stage cleaner for better performance. Not to even mention fast setup and tear down.

Ecosystem Of Products

All brands make the digital snakes for a specific digital mixer made by the same brand or by a sister company. Behringer makes de S32 digital snake work seamlessly with the X32 digital console. Midas is a sister company of Behringer and the Midas S32 digital snake is compatible with the X32 console. Manufacturers develop their own connectors and software to specifically work with their products.