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Radial Engineering ChainDrive

Distribution module

What is it?A 1 x 4 audio distribution module and line driver.DetailsThe ChainDrive accepts either balanced or unbalanced sources via the 500 series power rack input and distributes the signal to four front-panel ¼” TRS outputs. Four conveniently positioned level controls on the front panel make it easy to optimise signal-to-noise levels for optimum audio quality. For those equipped with a Radial Workhorse, the Omniport is set up as an unbalanced-to-balanced converter for manipulating hi-Z signals in the pro-audio domain. The ChainDrive can also distribute a full stereo program using TRS connectors following the tip-left, ring-right, sleeve-ground convention. Applications include sending a pre-recorded track to multiple dynamic processors, creating 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 to four stereo destinations. The ChainDrive is said to be robustly made, with 14-gauge steel outer casing, steel shaft potentiometers plus a galvalume shield to protect the circuit board. And another thing…Output jacks on the ChainDrive are made from extra-tough glass-filled nylon with nickel-silver contacts that will not tarnish.