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Overview of Radial Catapult Mini TX 4-Channel Cat 5 Audio Snake
The Catapult Mini TX from Radial Engineering acts as a 4-channel audio snake. It allows you to send mic or line-level signals from one location to another without signal loss, noise, or interference, and without any digital audio conversion needed. The Catapult Mini TX features four female XLR inputs on cable tails and an RJ45 output, which sends analog audio over cat 5/6 Ethernet cables. The housing is made of 16-gauge steel for handling any environment and is powder coated.
The Catapult Mini System works like a typical four-channel analog audio snake; they allow you to send mic or line-level signals from one location to another without signal loss, noise, or interference, and without any digital audio conversion needed. What makes the Catapult system unique is that it utilizes Cat 5 Ethernet cable, which is widely available, lightweight, and economical. Simply connect a shielded Cat 5 cable between any two Catapult modules and they will use the analog conductors in the cable to deliver four balanced audio lines to any destination.
Catapult modules require no power to operate, and since they keep the signal in the analog realm, no digital conversion is necessary. Straight-wire connection from the XLRs to the RJ45 connector on a Cat 5 cable ensures that your audio passes through without coloration or distortion.
As many buildings are already pre-wired for Cat 5, you can take advantage of this to transmit audio between distant rooms without the need to install or supply new cabling. This eliminates the need for bulky and expensive multi-channel audio cable, and allows contractors to benefit from installed network cable and easily connect from one room to another.
Three versions of the Catapult Mini are available: The Mini TX features female XLR connectors, the Mini RX has male XLRs, and the Mini TRS is equipped with ¼” TRS jacks for balanced connection to any pro audio device.
- Send four channels of analog audio over a Cat 5/6 cable
- Available with XLRM, XLRF or ¼” TRS connectors
- Works with a building’s existing cable infrastructure
- Compact and lightweight, yet durable and rugged
Music City Canada is an authorized reseller for Radial products. Purchases are backed with full manufacturer warranty in Canada. All orders ship from our Canadian warehouse.