The CAT Rack consists of twelve neutrik xlr connectors and 6 neutrik etherCONs. The twelve channels are broken down into three sets of four channels marked A, B, and C which are transported down a shielded CAT5 cables. Each line can carry balanced analog, AES/EBU, DMX, and Clear-Com signals hundreds of feet away. The CAT Rack is fully passive unit which can be input directly into analog or digital consoles. Multiple CAT Racks can be daisy chained to allow the same channels to be dropped in multiple locations.
Available in custom four channel all male or all female orientations.
Attach the XLR cable ends to your audio channels. Insert the etherCON cable into the appropriate four channel input or thru marked A, B, or C. Pair with an additional CAT Rack, CAT Snake, CAT Rack, or WallCAT to send and receive four lines of balanced audio.
etherCON Wiring Diagram
Do I need to use shielded CAT5 cable?
Yes. Each of the channels share a common ground. This is especially important with digital signals.
How far can I send a my mic lines?
For balanced analog we've achieved distances of over 600ft using our SuperCAT cable. The results will vary with other CAT5 brands. For digital signals we
reccommend distances up to 330 ft as per AES/EBU standards.
SoundTools Warranty Policy
All SoundTools products are covered by a one year no questions asked “Happy Human” warranty, wherein if a customer is unhappy for any reason they shall be able to return the item in the original packaging for a full refund from the place of purchase. Additionally, SoundTools strives for total customer satisfaction forever. If a customer wishes a replacement after the initial one-year warranty for any reason, we will replace it with one of equal or better condition.