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Radial Workhorse-Cube

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Desktop power rack housing up to three 500 series modules

 

-Compatible with Radial and older API systems

-Provides up to 500 milliamps of shared current

-Optional angles let you recess it into the table top

 

The Cube™ is a three module desktop power rack designed to bring the fun and excitement of 500 series modular audio to everyone!

Unlike other 500 series enclosures that are usually rack mounted, The Cube™ is designed to sit on the desktop or be carried around the studio using the convenient top-mounted handle. This enables the engineer to position instrument and microphone preamps as close to the source as possible for improved signal to noise. The Cube can also be recessed into the work surface using the optional mounting flanges. These allow either flush mounting or 30° angle mounting to optimize viewing position.

Following the criteria established by the Radial Workhorse, the PowerStrip is 100% backwards compatible with older API modules while being optimized for Radial's expanding range of preamps, processors and routing devices. Construction begins with a 14 gauge steel frame and features dual gold contact EDAC 15-pin connectors for optimal signal transfer. To maximize headroom, the external supply delivers 500mA of current for power hungry modules plus a separate 48V phantom tap delivers a full 10mA of current for microphone preamps. Rear panel connectivity includes standard XLRs for each slot along with ¼" TRS connectors for multiple modules, cross patching and parallel processing. Instead of the traditional 'hardwire patch' system employed by others, The Cube employs an innovative feed function that patches modules together in series without the need of a cable. And stereo modules no longer need to be soldered to be paired, they can now be sync'd together using a simple switch. The Cube is also equipped with Omniport on each slot. This TRS jack enables the module manufacturer to implement a unique function for a given module such as a key input on a gate.

 

The Cube... The World's most advanced desktop power supply for 500 series modules.

Specifications 
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Circuit type: Connection buss from modules to connectors
Format: Desk top
Number of slots: 3
Input connectors: 3 balanced XLR male, 3 ¼" TRS
Output connectors: 3 balanced XLR male, 3 ¼" TRS
Compatibility: Adheres to the Whos-Doc and VPR Alliance
Functions 
Omniport: Yes
Feed switch: Yes
Stereo link: Yes
48V phantom power: Yes on all channels
Electrical 
Available current: 500 milliamps
Average current 166 mA per slot
Card slot impedance: Module dependent
Ground connections: Chassis
XLR pin wiring: AES standard: pin-1 ground, pin-2 (+), pin-3 (-)
Power supply: External 100V - 240V AC with 48V Phantom
PSU Connection: Locking 4 pin XLR female on cable
Product Size (W x H x L) 7.5" x 6.25" x 7.25" (190 x 160 x 190mm)
Shipping Size (W x H x L) 12.5" x 9.25" x 9.0" (318 x 235 x 229mm)
Product Weight 5.4 lb (2.5kg)
Shipping Weight 7.85 lb (3.6kg)
Conditions: For indoor use at temperatures between +5° c and +40° c
Warranty:  Radial 3-year, transferable

"Havin reinvented the 500-series rack with their Workhorse, Radial are now offering a smaller, more portable version..." 

Sound on Sound

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"The Radial Workhorse Cube is a unit designed to house three 500 series units and offers some nontradional extra features (which seems to be a trend for Radial)..." 

Professional Sound

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