Audio Snake Cable

Galaxy is a leading supplier of custom and audio snake cables. Audio snake cables are used for a high level of audio performance.

Audio Snake Cable

Audio SnakeGalaxy is a leading supplier of custom and audio snake cables. Audio snake cables are used for a high level of audio performance. They are available in many pair counts (channels) and can be customized for a particular audio application. Galaxy can also terminate runs of audio snake cable with any number of XLR or other audio connectors.

What is Audio Snake Cable?

Audio snake cable, also known as audio multicore cable or multicore microphone cable, is a cable that contains anywhere from 4 to 64 individual audio cables inside a common outer jacket. They are used when multiple audio signals need to be conveyed between common locations. Cable assemblies are generally terminated with XLR connectors for microphones and TRS (Tip, Ring, Sleeve) connectors for instruments.

Benefits of Audio Snake Cable

Audio snake cable provides the best quality in sound for a variety of applications. Two key reasons that audio snake cables are used have to do with signal quality and cable management. With the individual audio cables all contained underneath one jacket, it becomes much more efficient from a logistics and space standpoint to have the cables contained rather than multiple being run. The individual sub-cables are jacketed to insulate each interior cable from the others to reduce the possibility of crosstalk. Audio snake cable is portable and can be easily terminated, but also a good choice for fixed applications.

Audio Snake Cable Applications

Audio snake cable is used wherever premium sound quality is essential. It can be used for a variety of applications.

These include:

  • Recording rooms – connecting instruments and microphones to control room
  • Live performances – connecting instruments and microphones to control panel and sound mixer board
  • Broadcast – interconnection of sound and mixing equipment

Galaxy Differentiators / Advantages for Audio Snake Cable

Galaxy provides a number of different materials to achieve the best sound quality for each application, from different types of insulation to different methods of sub-cable isolation. Galaxy’s Sales Engineers have successfully assisted in the design of custom audio snake cables for many customers.


Galaxy offers audio snake cable with:

  • 4-64 sub-cables under 1 jacket
  • Sub-cables individually shielded, or individually shielded with jackets
  • Pairs colored or numbered
  • Oxygen-free copper available


Audio snake cable from Galaxy is available with the following materials:

  • Bare copper, tinned copper, oxygen free copper
  • Polypropylene insulation
  • PVC and TPE Jackets

Audio Snake Cable Technical Specifications

Galaxy offers Audio Snake Cable in the following ranges of technical specifications:

  • Gauge: 22AWG – 26AWG is most common
  • Voltage: low voltage application
  • Temperature: low temperature application (less than 105 ?C)

FAQs about Audio Snake Cable

What are the best connectors for audio snake cable?

Typically, 3-pin XLR connectors are used to terminate audio snake cables. Contact Galaxy if termination is required for a bulk audio snake cable.

Why are the sub-cables commonly jacketed underneath the overall cable jacket?

The inner jackets for the sub-cables are typically used to alleviate crosstalk within the cable and to enhance sound performance.

Why is audio snake cable a more cost-effective and efficient choice?

Audio snake cable is a clean and cost-effective way to run sound equipment from one area to a control room or mixing board. It eliminates having to have multiple lengths of messy individual cable, and cuts down on weight and time for on-road applications.

Terminology Notes

There are various terms used in the wire and cable industry related to this type of cable. They include:

  • Audio cable
  • Multicore audio cable

Contact Galaxy Wire & Cable for Audio Snake Cable

Contact Galaxy for further assistance with audio snake cables.