Radial Engineering Workhorse 500 Series Rack  From Radial

8-slot 500 Series rack with advanced routing capabilities, Radial's flexible Omniport connection, dual-headphone output, and a 8x2 summing mixer with Jensen Transformer circuitry!

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$1,399.99

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Radial Workhorse 5000 Rack for API 500-series - AES '09

Radial Engineering unveils their extremely demanded and versatile Workhorse 5000 rack, which has 8x API 500-series compatible rack slots with hosts of additional improvements and features to a standard rack, as well as an 8x2 summing mixer (with pan) designed by former Neve engineers. The device features virtually every feature one could ask for in a 500-series rack, and a price tag that is frighteningly good. The entire Radial Engineering product line is available for purchase through Sound Pure, who is always available to answer any questions you have about high-end recording equipment and expert recording techniques. Call Sound Pure toll free 888-528-9703, or e-mail them at sales@soundpure.com

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    • Radial Engineering Workhorse 500 Series Rack

Manufacturer's Description from Radial

  • 500 series 8 slot rack with 8x2 summing mixer
  • Bulletproof design is backwards compatible
  • Plenty of current for power hungry modules
  • Dual output headphone buss for monitoring
The Radial Workhorse is a modular rack and mixer that combines the popular 500 series platform with an incredibly flexible patching system to let you create the ultimate studio environment.
 
Equipped to handle up to eight modules, the Workhorse lets you mix and match preamps, EQs and compressors and bring them all together in one rack. Individual modules may be accessed on the rear panel following the traditional API™ format or bussed to the built-in 8x2 summing mixer for left-right signal panning, level control and muting. Once mounted, a unique 'feed' functon lets you configure modules to feed one another in series to create the channel strip of your dreams!
 
The master section features a traditional virtual ground mix buss combined with the superb sonic performance of Jensen Transformers on the main mix outs. A separate stereo monitor output provides playback, plus a super-loud dual-output headphone amp lets the engineer share the mix with the artist. Multiple Workhorses may be ganged together using the expansion buss to build 16, 24 or even 32 channel systems.
 
Rear panel connectivity is extensive: Each channel is equipped with traditional XLR input and output. This is augmented with ¼" TRS jacks for balanced or unbalanced connectivity. A special Omniport™ jack delivers module-specific functionality that can range from an extra output, ducking input or effects insert depending on the module design. The Workhorse comes ProTools™-ready with 8-channel D-subs for the inputs and outputs plus third D-Sub gives you access to the built-in summing mixer for those that prefer the added warmth of analogue summing. Powering concerns are addressed with a unique 'pooled' supply that shares 1200 milliamps of current between the available 8 slots. This allows high current demand modules to exceed the usual limitations of other 500 series racks without the worry of brown outs.
 
Plug and play easy to use, the Workhorse brings the fun, excitement and creative advantage of warm-sounding analogue to the modern \ digital studio.
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

Circuit type: Connection buss from modules to connectors
Max output level: +22dB (20Hz to 20kHz)
Voltage Gain:Up to +23dB on the main output
Distortion: 0.007% @ 1kHz with 10dB in and 10dB out 0.05% @ 20Hz with 10dB in and 10dB out
Crosstalk: -65dB
Signal to Noise: -91dB with +20dB output
Card Slot Inputs: Eight balanced XLR, ¼" TRS, D-SUB
Card Slot Outputs: Eight balanced XLR, ¼" TRS, D-SUB
Card Slot Impedance: Depends on modules used
Internal Mix Buss: 4.75k Ohms input coupling resister
Summing Mixer Input: DB-25, Unbalanced +4dB/-10dB with up to +20dB capacity; input impedance = 4.75K Ohms
Main Output: Balanced stereo output; XLR, ¼" TRS; Jensen™ transformer isolated; +4dB (to +22dB)
Main Inserts:¼" TRS - tip = send; ring = return
Monitor Output: Balanced stereo output; XLR, ¼" TRS; transformerless; +4dB balanced (to +22dB)
Connector Wiring: XLR: pin-1 ground, pin-2 (+), Pin-3 (-); TRS ¼": tip (+), ring (-), sleeve ground
Headphone Out: ¼" TRS Stereo - 2.8VRMS @ 8 Ohms (up to 7VRMS depending on headphone impedance)
Ground: Red: audio, Black: chassis
Power Supply Input: 100V - 240V AC with 48V Phantom
Power Supply Output: 1200mA - External switching type with 5-pin XLR, 48V phantom;
Dimensions: 19" wide x 5.25" tall x 7.44" deep 482.6 wide x 134 tall x 189mm deep
Weight: 22lbs / 10kg