If you need an intermittent use, light in weight snake for modest channel count use, this is your baby. I got tired of schlepping around my 24x8 heavyweight for my needs these days, as my needs are reduced, thankfully. Just doing church sound in my older years. I thought about going to a smallish digital snake to use with my new digital mixing console, but price point on those made me fall back to what I know to be tried and true. Well made, they allege made in USA, came well packaged. I wanted XLR both ways, send and returns, I'm a balanced line guy old school, all the way.