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  • "PowerStrip is a great tool to have in a single ru…..3 separate ins/outs or daisy chain them all together with a switch and not have to fish around for xlr jumpers….makes my setup so easy and flexible……i love this box."

    Joe Barresi
    (Soundgarden, Bad Religion, Queens of the Stone Age)
    Joe Barresi
  • "I like idea of being able to mix and match wildly different types of devices to achieve the exact sound desired. With all-in-one channel strips I found often that I liked the sound of one part, but didn't love the rest. The Powerstrip lets me create the perfect signal chain."

    Brad Baisley
    (Monitor Engineer - Blake Shelton, Joe Nichols, Clint Black)
    Brad Baisley
  • "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

PowerStrip 500 Series 3-Slot Power Rack

Part No. R700 0105 00

  • Single RU power rack houses three 500 series modules
  • Designed to create the ultimate input strip
  • Compatible with Radial and older API systems
  • Provides up to 500 mA of shared current

The PowerStrip™ is a three module rackmount power supply designed to bring the fun and excitement of 500 series modular audio to everyone!

Unlike other single space power racks that are limited to two modules, the innovative triple-module design allows you to put together a traditional channel strip, combining a mic preamp with an equalizer and dynamic control using a compressor-limiter all within the confines of a single RU 19" rack. With so many choices of modules available today, this opens the door to creating unique signal paths to allow your music to stand out.

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 14 gauge steel and features dual gold contact EDAC 15-pin connectors for optimal signal transfer. To maximize headroom, the external supply delivers 500mA of current for voltage hungry modules plus a separate 48V phantom tap delivers 10mA of current for microphone preamps. Rear panel connectivity includes standard XLRs for each slot along with ¼" TRS connectors for multing modules, cross patching and parallel processing. Instead of the traditional 'hardwire patch' system employed by others, The PowerStrip employs an innovative feed function that patches modules together in series without the need of cables. And stereo modules no longer need to be soldered to be paired, they can now be sync'd together using a simple switch. The PowerStrip is also equipped with Omniport on each sot. 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 PowerStrip makes it easy to assemble a variety of modules to create the ultimate channel strip and the compact single RU design opens the door for use in both studio and concert touring.


Mic Preamplifier


Instrument Preamp and Direct Box


Filler panels to fit the our 500 series racks

The PowerStrip™- Applications
Using the PowerStrip as a channel strip

The PowerStrip is perfect for creating the ultimate channel strip. Combine the PowerTube™ preamp with the Q3™ induction coil EQ and the Komit™ single knob compressor to create exceptionally warm vocal tracks.

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Recording bass direct with the PowerStrip

Plug your Jazz bass into the JDV-Pre™ for exceptional clarity and realism. Then mess it all up (if you like) using the EXTC™ and your favorite pedals before gently squeezing it using the Komit compressor.

Using the PowerStrip in Live Touring

The single rack design makes it convenient to assemble specialty modules to optimize the signal path. For instance; set up a gold channel for the lead singer and phase align the bass guitar or kick drum.