The Radial Engineering Workhorse Cube 3-Module Desktop Power Rack is designed to hold three 500 series Radial modules. It can be placed on the desktop or be carried around the studio using its 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 mounting flanges (sold separately). These allow either flush mounting or 30° angle mounting to optimize the viewing position.
The Cube 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.
The Cube employs feed function that patches modules together in series without the need of a cable. The stereo modules no longer need to be soldered to be paired, but they can be synced together using a simple switch. The Cube is also equipped with an 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.
For those who simply want to have The Cube next to their workstation, the top handle may be removed by unscrewing the 3 hex screws on the top. This streamlines the look of the device while allowing a second Workhorse Cube to be stacked on top. The included top carry handle is designed to make it easy to transport the Cube around the studio using one hand. This leaves the second free to carry a microphone. Bringing the mic preamp as close to the source as possible reduces noise and increases dynamics.