Other reviewers have pretty much said it all but nevertheless read on. This is an exceptional piece of high quality equipment, especially at the price; believe me there is nothing else in this price range that includes speaker sends. This snake is very well built and the stage box is actually compact. The only con is that the cable is very long and heavy and, takes a whole suitcase of its own to cart around, but what do you expect? Its best use would be for the Behringer PMP 3000, 4000 and 6000 range of powered mixing desks, which have 8-12 XLR inputs, jack monitor and Speakon twist outputs. The jack return connectors typically run to male outs on the stage box and you can use XLR ? XLR or XLR - jack mic leads for powered monitors meaning that you can have one multicore running to the stage from 30m (100 feet) away. With an 8 input desk you?ll have the ability to, for example, run 4 mics, 4 DI?s, a 5 piece drum mic set-up using a drum mixer at the desk and still have 3 spare channels for keyboards with either spare DI?s or mic leads by using XLR - jack converters at either end if necessary. Or, you could utilise those for spare returns to additional speakers from the main outputs. So, the pro?s and variables are endless. Don?t be tempted to convert any of the stage box inputs to jack, as some have done. And, don?t be tempted to shorten the mulitcore as you have enough length to run the cable overhead from post ? post in, for example, an outdoor pedestrian area set-up. By the way, I bundled the fan end cables into groups of four with cable ties and colour coded them with electrical tape ... well, 12-16 are grouped for the drum kit.