Cable Reels for Musicians & Audio Technicians: Flat Out Multi-Reels

Video: Demo Flat Out Multi-Reel for Musos with Barrel Dawg Band at The Old Butter Factory Blues festival, November 2022. Includes testimonial by Mella Miante, lead singer of Barrel Dawg.

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The best XLR (Mic) Cable Reel for Musos and Roadies 

Setup & packup your gig with ease, save time and protect your valuable gear.

Flat Out's Multi-Reels are perfect for cable management for singers, musicians, sound and lighting technicians! They stack together for added space management, look great with your kit, but most importantly they keep your valuable leads and cables safe, protected and well organised. When stacked together your cables are literally armour plated in transit due to the solid backs of the reels. 

Now with all sizes available in stealthy Matte Black - Multi-Reels are even better for entertainment professionals as they will disappear on stage.  

Parallel stack multiple leads of the same length into our Multi-Reels so all roll out at once tangle free. Or, wind cables in one after the other (see videos).

The Compact Multi-Reel fits approx. 4x 10m XLR leads (or 8x 5m)  with the Narrow and Original Multi-Reels offering 1.5x and 2x capacity respectively. You can use Flat Out Multi-Reels for your extension leads, coaxial cable, and long guitar leads too. 

There are various ways to hand-roll cable to prevent twists such as the over-under technique. In a Multi-Reel, the cables enter in a linear fashion, so they will not develop twists, hence adding to the longevity of your gear without need for the time consuming advanced skill. And as the Multi-Reel is so intuitive to use, you can hand the job to anyone (useful after a long performance), and be confident they will not damage your leads while they help you pack up. 

  • Australian Made with 3-year warranty
  • Front to front stacking for compact storage
  • Constructed from heavy-duty impact-resistant plastics
  • Free standing or wall-mountable
  • Fast and easy to wind and release
  • Superior lead storage and protection

Compact Multi-Reel

Flat Out’s most space saving multi-purpose cable reel ready for your power extension lead or a myriad of other use choices. The Compact Multi-Reel will save you time from tangles, and protect your shorter length gear. more

Capacity Suggestions

  • Up to 15 m heavy duty extension lead
  • 30m XLR cables (see musician page),
  • 2x10m 12V Anderson Plug cable,
  • 10m Sprinkler hose
  • 30m cat 6 network cable,
  • 15m strip LED lighting,
  • 30m Starlink cable,
  • 20m coaxial cable,
  • 2x5m heavy duty tie-down straps...

Capacity depends on insulation thickness. For example, the maximum length of 15Amp extension lead is 22m (see product R22) but we recommend planning for no more than 15m of your own lead as the thickness varies from brand to brand.  If you are unsure you can use one of our larger units: Narrow Multi-Reel (1.5x capacity) or Original Multi-Reel (2x capacity).


  • 30 cm diameter
  • 37 cm including handle
  • 6.5 cm deep
  • 0.6 kg when empty
  • Neatly stacks with any other Compact Multi-Reel Products (Code starting with C).

The Multi-Reel’s unique stacking design along with tough outer shell ensures your cables are the best protected when stored or in transit. 


Original Multi-Reel

The highest capacity cable reel made by Flat Out.  The Original Multi-Reel will fit over 30m heavy duty extension lead and many other items, protecting your gear and keeping it tangle free. more

Capacity Suggestions

  • 30m Heavy duty extension lead
  • 15m conventional 12mm hose (must be flexible enough to wind),
  • 60m Network cable,
  • 30m Strip LED lights,
  • 15m air compressor hose,
  • 40m Coaxial cabble,
  • 2x10m Tie down strap,
  • 20m snatch strap...
  • USA Customers: 50ft Zero G hose
  • Your own flat hose, the maximum flattened width is 55mm, length to fit will depend on the thickness of the flattened hose. 

This unit is large enough to fit nearly all commercially available extension leads. Actually we haven't found one that doesn't fit yet, but don't want to make false promises. It has double the capacity of the Compact Multi-Reel. 


  • 37 cm diameter
  • 44 cm including handle
  • 8 cm deep
  • 0.9 kg when empty
  • approx. 30 m power cord capacity,
  • Stacks neatly with any other Flat Out Multi-Reel Product with SKU starting in M. 
    Flat Out Fluro Velcro Stacking Strap

    Purpose built to help you secure stacked Multi-Reels when in storage. This strap also makes single hand carrying for a pair of reels easy. more

    Flat Out Multi-Reels are designed to stack in pairs like clam shells - with each winding knob fitting neatly into any petal of the partner reel. This strap wound through the center of the stack and over the bottom secures them together while in transit. 

    The same strap fits all Flat Out Multi-Reel sizes. Of course if you have another strap handy, you can easily secure your Multi-Reels together with that one, we simply make this product for you in the right length for convenience, and in a fluorescent colour so you can find it! 😎

    The strap is 2.5cm wide, 65cm long orange loop and 10cm black hook section. It is useful for many applications beyond Flat Out gear too. 

    $4.00 - $11.00

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    Video: Loading tips for multiple Mic-Leads on the Multi-Reel :)
    Stacking methods if leads are different lengths to make the most of your Flat Out Multi-Reel capacity.

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