Whirlwind unveils another world’s first

Introducing the Data Snake. Two lines of Cat 6, inside our legendary multipair.

The Data Snake offers the same features as our legendary Medusa Standard series with the addition of 2 lines of certified Cat 6 bundled within 6, 12, 20, and 32 pair cable, ideal for use with digital consoles, or as a sub snake for mic inputs along with digital distribution. Each Data Snake comes in multiple lengths with SnakeSkin® on the fanouts for ultimate fanout protection, metal chassis mount XLR connectors, Neutrik Ethercon® inline and chassis connectors and a Pig Bag to protect the fanouts during storage or when not in use. Pictured below is just one example of the many configurations available. Contact your Whirlwind dealer or find out more on our website and welcome to the next generation of audio interface.


The Medusa Data Snake uses Neutrik Cat6 connectors on the box and fan out. 

Medusa Data Snake features include:

  • Heavy duty powder coated steel stagebox with Metal Whirlwind connectors and integrated handle.
  • 2 lines of Cat 6 bundled within our legendary multipair cable (available in 6, 12, 20, and 32 pair) .
  • Whirlwind by Belden NEC CM rated multipair cable, heavy duty, flexible, multipair cable. Each pair contains two twisted 24GA 7x32 polyethylene insulated conductors with 100% foil shield and 24GA drain wire.
  • Fanouts with multiple layers of rugged heat shrink at the most critical points.
  • Fanouts feature Whirlwind connectors with engraved numbers and letters.
  • Genuine Kellems® wire mesh hanger to support the fanout at the board.
  • Genuine Kellems® strain relief and grip with internal cable clamp.
  • SnakeSkin® on the fanouts for ultimate fanout protection
  • Pig Bag® to protect the fanouts when not in use.

All Medusas are available with integrated cable reel. Call for ordering information.

Standard configurations:

MD-6-2-C5E    [6 XLR inputs, 2 Cat5e Ethercon]
MD-6-2-C6    [6 XLR inputs, 2 Cat6 Ethercon]        
MD-12-2-C5E    [12 XLR inputs, 2 Cat5e Ethercon]
MD-12-2-C6    [12 XLR inputs, 2 Cat6 Ethercon]

Standard lengths:

25, 50, 100, 150, 200 and 250 feet

Sample part number: