Whirlwind MP-16-100 Medusa Power Series Audio Snake 16 XLR, No Returns, 2 Speaker Lines (100')

PA SKU # WW MP16100 MFR # MP-16-100 UPC # 692465002172
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  • Medusa Power Series Audio Snake - 16 XLR Inputs, No Returns, 2 Speaker Lines, 100 ft.

Medusa Power Series Audio Snake - 16 XLR Inputs, No Returns, 2 Speaker Lines, 100 ft.

The Medusa Power Series is designed specifically for use with mixing boards that incorporate built-in power amplifiers.

Each Power Medusa is constructed of a heavy-duty steel stage box with female XLR inputs, 1/4" TRS returns, and four 1/4" speaker jacks.

Whirlwind Power Series multipair cable is a cable within a cable - the outer layer contains audio pairs surrounding an inner core of 2 pairs of 14 ga. wire that has its own overall foil shield and jacket. Each of the two speaker lines is terminated with 2 paralleled 1/4" jacks on the box. A heavy-duty wire mesh strain relief secures the multipair cable to the box and a wire mesh hanger grip is provided at the fanout.

Available in 8x1, 12x4, and 16x0 input/return channel configurations and 50, 100, or 150 ft. lengths.

We are often asked about the advisability of running speaker level signals in the same cable as mic level signals - the concern being possible crosstalk from the speaker lines into the mic lines.

Whirlwind pioneered the Medusa Power Series snake and has been producing it for over 30 years. In all that time, we have never encountered an issue with crosstalk caused by the snake. The Medusa Power snake was designed so that the geometry of the cable creates physical distance between the separate sections, guarding against crosstalk.

There are other issues regarding power loss and damping factor that can come into play when running speaker lines long distances but that is the case whether or not the speaker cables are integrated into a single snake or split into separate cables.

If you have any questions, please contact our technical suppport department.

Catalog Number:
MP - 1 - 2

Match number to chart (Eg: MP-8-50)

Configuration (1)
8 - 8 inputs and 1 return
12 - 12 inputs and 4 returns
16 - 16 inputs and 0 returns

Length in Feet (2)
50 - 50' (15.25m)
100 - 100' (30.5m)
150 - 150' (45.8m)
XX - Custom length
  • Designed for surface-mount applications such as high-quality sound reinforcement, professional recording and teleconferencing
  • Low-profile element provides uniform omnidirectional polar pattern with 360(0) acceptance angle
  • Mounts unobtrusively in table-tops, ceilings and wall panels
  • Self-contained power module with XLRM-type output connector
  • Rugged all-metal case with a two-layer steel mesh grille
  • Isolators provide mechanical dampening of mounting-surface vibration
  • Requires 11V to 52V DC phantom power
  • UniGuard RFI-shielding technology offers outstanding rejection of radio frequency interference (RFI)
  • Available in two colors: black (ES945) and white (ES945W)
  • RoHS compliant-free from all substances specified in the EU directive on hazardous substances
  • ELEMENT: Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
  • POLAR PATTERN: Omnidirectional
  • FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 40-18,000 Hz
  • OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY: -42 dB (7.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
  • IMPEDANCE: 200 ohms
  • MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL: 142 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
  • DYNAMIC RANGE (TYPICAL): 112 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
  • SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO: 64 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
  • PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS: 11-52V DC, 2 mA typical
  • WEIGHT: 63 g (2.2 oz)
  • DIMENSIONS: 69.0 mm (2.72") long,
  • 28.0 mm (1.10") diameter
  • OUTPUT CONNECTOR: Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
  • ACCESSORY FURNISHED: One pair isolators
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