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Workhorse - Powerhouse

Part No. R700 0104 00

  • 10-slot design for maximum density
  • Individual XLR & ¼" TRS i/o on each slot
  • Easy-Glide module alignment tray
  • Innovative feed and link functions

The Powerhouse is a 10 module 500 series power-rack designed to accommodate both older and newer 500 series modules and provide the studio with maximum density in a standard 19" rack frame.

The design begins with heavy 14 gauge steel construction and durable powder coat finish for maximum shielding against noise and greater durability when subjected to road use. An 'easy glide' slider tray makes it painless to align the PCB connector to the 15 pin card edge receptacle when swapping modules. Once connected, the rear panel sports a standard array of XLRs to connect to and from the workstation or mixer. This is augmented with a series of ¼" TRS connectors that enable cross-patching and open the door to the excitement of parallel signal processing. Instead of having to hard patch modules together using a cable, the Powerhouse incorporates an innovative feed switch that instantly connects the signal to the adjacent module. This makes building signal chains quick and eliminates the need for extra cables. And unlike older racks that require soldering when modules are used in stereo, the Powerhouse is equipped with a stereo link function that takes care of the task with a simple slide of a switch.

Unlike older racks that are limited to an average of 130 milliamps per slot, the Powerhouse boasts a 1600 milliamp power supply that lets you share the power as needed. This means it can deliver 300 milliamps to your two tube preamps and still have over 1000 milliamps left in the pool! And just like all Workhorse racks, the Powerhouse is equipped with extra safety features to ensure safe use when mixing and matching various brands.

The Powerhouse delivers more flexibility than all others.

  • "The Powerhouse is exactly what it needs to be, a bulletproof housing for any and all of my 500 series units"


    Andrew Scheps - Engineer
    (Red Hot Chilli, Adele, Metallica)
    Andrew Scheps
  • "The Workhorse certainly lives up to its name. The feature set is deep, the system is scalable, const- truction is solid and it sounds great. What's not to like?"

    Mix Magazine
  • "From its build quality to its feature set and open-ended architecture, the Workhorse is currently unrivalled for supremacy."

    Recording Magazine
  • "Radial can't seem to leave well enough alone! Oftentimes, they take what might be otherwise mundane and turn it into a must have."

    Tape Op Magazine
  • "Every connection and function worked as promised. The Workhorse is truly professional grade and worth the cost."

    Pro Audio Review Magazine
  • "The Workhorse makes a terrific host for modules - solidly built with useful routing features and extensive connectivity."

    Resolution Magazine
  • "No other manufacturer currently offers anything like this level of functionality in a 500 series rack."

    Audio Media Magazine
  • "The Workhorse is one of the most versatile and well equipped racks I've ever tried, and exudes the typical Radial Engineering detail and thoughtfulness…"

    Sound on Sound Magazine
  • "The Workhorse is the perfect choice for bringing analogue processing to a DAW-based studio."

    Music Tech Magazine
  • "The Workhorse is a more sophisticated, more capable, and more costly re-thinking of what a 500-series rack frame should be."

    Electronic Musician
  • "It's hard to imagine squeezing any more functinoality into a 3U device like this, and Radial is to be congratulated for putting plenty of thought and design smarts into such a compact and attractive package."

    Audio Media
WORKHORSE

500 series 8 slot rack with 8x2 summing mixer

SPACE HEATER

8-Channel Tube Drive (Coming Soon)

FILLER PANELS

Filler panels to fit the our 500 series racks

The Powerhouse™ - Applications
Using the Powerhouse as a side car

The Powerhouse houses 10 modules in a compact 19" rack space, making it ideal for use as a side car to house various effects and dynamic processors. Simply wire to your patchbay and enjoy the convenience, power and flexibility of the 500 series format.

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Using the Powerhouse for live recording

Live recording is best achieved by using separate preamps for each microphone and instrument. Combine Radial PowerPre mic preamps and Radial JDV-Pre instrument preamps to record pristine audio tracks and then split the output to the house mixer and PA system.

Creating the ultimate channel strip

Combine your favourite sounding preamps, EQs and compressors to create the ultimate stereo preamp. With 1600 milliamps of current, you have plenty of power to keep your tube preamps happy! Add in a PhazeQ and be prepared for realism like you have never heard before!