Multicore cables are used to distribute the microphone input lines and the crossover outputs to desired points in the sound system. These cables are called snakes, trunks, or more commonly multicores.
The microphone inputs are plugged into an input box that connects to a splitter, in which each line is split to two different outputs. One output connects to the front of house (FOH) console, the other to the monitor console (Figure 6–1). The cables used to connect the microphone inputs to the FOH console are tinned copper pairs, each pair individually shielded with aluminum-polyester and stranded ...