Vancouver, Canada (September 18, 2012)—Radial Engineering has announced the Powerhouse, a 10-slot power rack for the 500 series format.
The Powerhouse features 14 gauge steel construction throughout to help shield against noise-induced magnetic fields, as well as to provide durability. Each channel slot is equipped with separate XLR i/o along with parallel ?-inch TRS connectors for splitting the signal, cross patching, or acting as a patch bay mult. Instead of having to patch one module into the next using a cable, an FEED function does the patching via a switch. Similarly, a LINK switch can be activated when stereo modules are needed. Following the WHOS-Doc open source document, the Powerhouse has a Omniport ?-inch TRS that accommodates special functions on Radial 500 series modules as well as several others made by other manufacturers of 500 series who have adopted the Radial design standard. For instance, on Radial modules, the Omniport may be an instrument input on a preamp, a key input on a compressor or a remote switch.
Powering concerns are addressed with a 1600 milliamp external supply. This delivers a shared pool for each module; the extra power is said to eliminate brown-outs while the external design keeps the noise out of the box. Each slot is equipped with safety measures for safe use and the Powerhouse is 100-percent backward compatible with older 500 series modules. Now shipping, the unit’s price is $1000 USD.
Radial Engineering Ltd.