Radial Debuts the SixPack 500-Series Power Rack
October 29, 2012 by David Weiss
500-Series modules are only as good as their power rack.
Radial Engineering is doing its part to make sure that everyone’s 500-size gear has an energizing place to work, with its sixth power rack in their 500-series range: the SixPack. Prices have not yet been disclosed for the SixPack, which will begin shipping in January, 2013.
Here’s what Radial has to say about their latest configuration:
“The SixPack is a 6-slot power rack designed to accommodate all 500 series modules including older ones made by API. It features a hefty 1600 milliamps of current for more that 265 milliamps average power per slot. This lets you mix and match solid state and tube modules without concern about powering.
The external supply also provides 48V phantom power for mic preamps. Protective circuitry in each slot safeguards the SixPack and other connected modules against malfunction or short circuits.
The design begins with 14 gauge steel construction for added durability and improved shielding against noise. Modules may be patched in series using the FEED switch and stereo mated using the LINK function. Extra connectivity includes ¼” TRS connectors wired in parallel with the XLRs for cross-patching and parallel processing. These are also wired in parallel to a set of D-Sub connectors for easy patching to and from the workstation.
Two front panel XLR convenience jacks let you access channels 7 and 8 on the D-Sub or may be assigned to channels 1 and 4 to create a stereo channel strip. Separate ground lugs on the rear panel enable the system tech to incorporate star grounding or other schemes into the studio design. Optional mounting hardware lets you recess the SixPack into the workstation or angle mount it for a more ergonomic set up. The same hardware works double duty to enable the SixPack to be mounted into a standard 19″ rack.”