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

SoS Magazine
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Workhorse - Cube

Part No. R700 0107 00

  • Desktop power rack houses 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.


Workhorse Cube - desk mounted on a angle

Workhorse Cube - flush mounted
  • "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
ANGLE MOUNT

Desktop Adaptor enables the Cube to be angle mounted

FLUSH MOUNT

Desktop Adaptor enables the Cube to be flushly mounted

FILLER PANELS

Filler panels to fit the our 500 series racks

The Cube™- Applications
The ultimate channel strip

Create the ultimate channel strip by combining your favourite mic preamp, EQ and dynamic processor. Use the PowerPre for absolute clarity to feed a mic into the Q3 for color and the Komit to keep everything under control.

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The perfect guitar front end

Record your guitar and bass direct using the JDV-Pre. Send the recorded track back out to the EXTC so that you can add effects pedals and then process the return signal through the JDX to emulate a Marshall 4x12 half stack.

Reamp for the ultimate tone

Send your pre-recorded clean track into the Radial X-Amp and out to your amplifiers and Reamp to your heart's content! Send the signal back through the EXTC to add effects or add the absolute cool of a spring reverb using the Tank Driver. Boing!