* 1 x 4 line level distribution amplifier
* Balanced and
* Compatible with all 500 series racks
* Also buffers
unbalanced stereo signals
The ChainDrive is an innovative 1x4 'distro' module designed to fit
inside the popular 500 series rack format. Once connected, it enables the
engineer to send an audio signal to various processers, effects or remote audio
systems simultaneously as a means to create innovative signal paths.
The design is simple and easy to use. One connects to the module via the
power rack's rear panel XLR input which then feeds the four corresponding ¼" TRS
outputs on the front panel. The unique circuit design enables both balanced and
unbalanced signals to be used while also accommodating unbalanced stereo
sources. Those with a Radial Workhorse may connect to the ChainDrive via the
XLR, ¼" TRS input or D-Sub. Designated as an unbalanced input, the ChainDrive's
Omniport input automatically converts the unbalanced signal to a balanced line
so that it can then feed other 500 series modules.
Applications include sending a pre-recorded track to multiple dynamic
processors to create multi-band compression, feeding a variety of effects
processors simultaneously and splitting the signal to feed various guitar amps
and pedals. Each TRS signal path may also be used to distribute a stereo signal
such as a CD or iPod and feed it to four stereo destinations.
The ChainDrive is a unique tool designed for creative engineers who are
looking to expand the sonic landscape by adding more routing flexibility than