Radial Engineering EXTC 500-Series Guitar Effects Loop  From Radial

Use your guitar effects pedals as audio processors with the 500-series EXTC! 

Radial Engineering

$299.99

Retail:  $350.00

"Experience the Difference"

Try Before You Buy

Close
Try Before You Buy
Call us now to set up a free trial in your home or studio: 888-528-9703. Our specialists will help you select the best fit for your needs and hook up your free trial for the ultimate peace of mind. Experience the Sound Pure difference!
View all eligible products »

Sound Pure's 3-Year Warranty

Close
Our Free 3-Year Warranty!
In addition to the standard included manufacturer warranty, virtually all new products carry our exclusive, industry-leading, absolutely free, Sound Pure 3-Year Warranty, which includes PARTS & LABOR. This high-value perk is our way of providing the ultimate in added value to enhance the unique personal touch our small, dedicated team contributes to each purchase.
Learn more »

Lifetime Support

Close
Free Lifetime Technical Support!
Our small team of dedicated experts is here to help the original purchaser for the lifetime of the product. Why? Because we care about building real relationships with our customers for life and stand behind every product we sell.

Free Shipping

Close
This Product Ships Free!
Products ship from our well-located, climate- and humidity-controlled warehouse absolutely free (inside the continental USA). Low-cost international shipping options exist for most products.
Contact us for details »

No Sales Tax Outside North Carolina

Usually ships 6-10 business days after order.
Payments as low as $26/mo.

Want a lower price?
Get Discount

Check your email inbox now!

Close

Our best price is too low to print,
but we'll email it to you immediately!

learn more »

How to get a lower price, instantly!

Why do we do this?

Some manufacturers have a "minimum advertised price", which restricts how low of a price we can display. By requesting an e-mail quote from us, you give us the ability to offer you a lower price than anywhere else on the web. A quote on the product will be sent instantly to the e-mail address you enter, and you can add the product to your cart at the lower price displayed in the e-mail.

Radial EXTC demo with Joe Chiccacelli

Joe Chiccarelli walks us through a session recording guitar with the Workhorse 500 series frame and mixer. He uses the Radial PowerPre, EXTC, and Komit modules in the session.Joe Chiccarelli is an American music producer, mixer and engineer who has been active since early '80's. He has produced albums by Bon Jovi, Frank Zappa, Tori Amos, Chicago, Poco, Bob Seger, Annie Lennox. He also engineered The Raconteurs "Consolers of The Lonely" for which he received his eighth Grammy award, for Best Engineered Album of 2008.

  • Signal Chain
    • Radial Engineering EXTC 500-Series Guitar Effects Loop

Manufacturer's Description from Radial

The EXTC is a guitar effects interface designed for use inside the Radial Workhorse and other API compatible rack 500 series systems. It features a balanced line level input with variable guitar level send & receive controls for hi-impedance guitar effects. Transformer isolation combined with class-A discreet electronics assures optimal signal transfer. This makes the EXTC the perfect interface for all kinds of effects that otherwise are difficult to use, cause noise or create unbearable hum.

  • Balanced interface for guitar effects pedals
  • Separate send & receive controls optimize signal path
  • Transformer isolated send eliminates ground loops
  • Creative tool helps your mix stand out from the rest

The Radial EXTC™ is a 500 series module that lets you incorporate guitar effects into the realm of pro-audio recording. Just imagine… add a touch of grit to a vocal track, some wah on a kick drum, maybe flange a violin…The EXTC is a creative tool made for your esoteric-inventive side, ready to unleash fresh new sounds that will make your recordings stand out from the crowd.

And it's super easy to use: connect a line level signal from the recording system. The EXTC unbalances the signal and converts it to high impedance where guitar pedals can be inserted at will. Front mounted ¼" send & receive connectors provide easy access. Turn track on, set levels, adjust the blend for just the right amount of magic. Be prepared for instant amazement. Legalized ecstasy.

Features include Radial's award winning 100% discrete class-A guitar buffering for ultimate audio integrity, transformer isolation to eliminate buzz and hum caused by ground loops, 180º polarity reverse to keep effects and balanced signals in phase, plus a separate patch bay insert point to add studio effects into the fun.

The Radial EXTC is without a doubt one of the most innovative effect manipulating devices ever made. And it opens the door to new sounds by taking Reamping™ technology to an all new level.

Be prepared for wild & wonderful!

Radial Engineering

About Manufacturer

Radial Engineering is a manufacturer and distributor of professional audio equipment, building tools for the working audio and audio-video professional. Radial is located on the Fraser River, just outside Vancouver, British Columbia in the municipality of Port Coquitlam. The company began operations in the fall of 1991 as the Canadian distributor of Mogami cable and Jensen Audio Transformers. In 1992, it became a limited corporation under the JP Cabletek Electronics Ltd. banner. The Radial name was first used on house branded cables and snake systems. The Radial name and logo represents a cross section of quad cable; Radial being round. In 1996 the Radial JDI direct box was launched. This led the way to the Radial JDV and today, over 50 electronic products are now being produced under the Radial, Tonebone and Forest Audio brands. In 2001, the Primacoustic brand was launched to address the growing demand for acoustic products for the burgeoning home recording market and in 2006, the company officially changed its name to Radial Engineering Ltd.

Specifications

Specifications

 

 

Circuit type:

Solid state with transformer coupled effects loop

Power requirement:

60mA, ±16VDC

Output Gain:

12dB - send & receive at maximum 
6dB - send minimum/receive maximum 
0dB - send & receive set at 12 o’clock

 

Dry

Wet

Frequency Response:

20Hz ~ 20kHz ±1.5dB

20Hz ~ 10kHz ±3.5dB 
(-8dB @ 20kHz)

THD+N:

>0.005% 0dB output

>0.002% 0dB output

Noise:

-93dB

-84dB

Intermodulation Distortion:

>0.003% 0dBu input

<0.02% 0dBu input

Maximum input:

+26dBu

+20dBu

Effects Loop i/o

Send 1/4" output

Receive 1/4" input

Connector:

Unbalanced ¼"

Unbalanced ¼"

Impedance:

1.5k Ohms

10K Ohms

Gain (Variable)

From -14dB ~ +3dB 
0dB at center point

From -99dB ~ +9dB
0dB at center point

Maximum Gain:

±3dB

+9dB

Line level i/o

Input

Output

Connector*:

Balanced XLR Female
Rear Panel

Balanced XLR Male
Rear Panel

Impedance:

15k Ohms

200 Ohms

Headroom:

 

+25dBu

Specifications are subject to change without notice.
*Refers to use with Radial Workhorse or other 500 series racks.

Downloads

Action

Name

Description

EXTC 500 User Guide