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R6 500 Series Rack - 6-Space

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R6 500 Series Rack - 6-Space

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R6 500 Series Rack - 6-Space
R6 500 Series Rack - 6-Space
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With abundant power and versatile connections, the R6 delivers peace of mind for engineers who demand a higher degree of confidence in their 500 series racks.

Power-wise, the R6 has more than 150% the required current for a 6-space chassis to prevent the power rails from failing under a higher-than-expected load. To help monitor and troubleshoot problematic modules, the R6 is equipped with LED current metering to show how much power is being used. The internal power supply itself has been carefully designed and double-shielded to avoid significant magnetic induction in any of the channel positions. With such attention to providing and monitoring power, the R6 helps your modules realize their fullest potential.

• 8 channels of balanced I/O options including DB-25, XLR and TRS that may be used interchangeably
• Convert DB-25, XLR or TRS connections to another format using the THRU functionality on channels 7-8
• Chassis is comprised of solid steel with bumpers to support the unit in both horizontal and vertical configurations, and features a collapsable handle for portability
• All connectors and fittings are of the highest quality to ensure that the R6 will hold up to many years of use
• Will work flawlessly with any properly-designed 500 series module you wish to include in it
• To help accommodate modules that are slightly out of spec, the R6 has variable-position screw holes to help make the installation process as smooth as possible
• 500 series VCA buss link function can be enabled in pairs on the R6 using the link jumpers on Channels 1-2, 3-4, or 5-6. Enabling link allows compatible compressor modules like the 543 to share VCA control when their links are enabled
• Matching blank panels are also available to cover any empty slots

• DC Voltage to Units: +/-16VDC and +48VDC for phantom power
• Max Current: 1000mA for modules, 150mA for 48V phantom power
• Power Requirements: 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz, 50 Watts
• Weight: 9.5lbs
• Dimensions: 13x 7.5 x 5.5 in.

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This thing is built super solid, and def has an overbuilt supply.
I love the patching options on the back so you can go from unit to unit(in any order etc) if you use some small 1/4 patch cables. Another super cool thing about the R6 is that the 2 XLR and 2 TRS jacks are in parallel so you can literally go in with either XLR or TRS and you can go out with XLR or TRS. I think thats so cool, and could save the day in a big session if you are short one type of cable but have the other!!! and wait theres more, you can Mult the outputs too!! Theres also 3 jumpers inside( you need to manually move the jumper over) and that will link 1 to 2 / 3 to 4 / and 5 to 6. Would have been cool if you could link 2 to 3, 3 to 4 etc so you could hardwire a little 3 to 4 unit chain, or more, but you can just supplement with some patch cables on the back, but its still handy to hardwire 2.
I really love how they included 2 D-SUB ports, 8 In's and 8 Out's. If you hook up the D-subs you cross patch from one of the 6 slots to the Thru connectors(7 and 8 on the R6) and go to Ch 7 or 8 on your mixer or interface.
So I really have nothing bad to say about this, and have happily been using it for over a year.
I think if your going for a 10 or 11 space rack there are some better racks out there (Purple, and the API with the huge external power supply) , but when it comes to 6 space racks and what you can do with this thing it can't be beat! Comparing it to my BAE 3LB I don't notice any diff in sound, but I will say that BAE was expensive and can get noisy on the slot next to the PSU if the 500 unit isn't shielded or open like some of them. I haven't had that issue with the R6.
Posted by James Cassidy on Oct 17, 2022
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