Radial J-Rak 19" Rack Adaptor
Manufacturer Part No: R800 1015
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J-Rak 19" Rack Adaptor description:
The Radial J RAK 19 Inch Rack Adaptor. Simple yet extremely functional solution for rackmounting Radial direct boxes.
The Radial J RAK is a 2RU rackshelf that allows as many as 8 Radial direct boxes to be rackmounted. These can face ‘forward’ or ‘backward’ depending on the system designer’s preference. Stemming from the adage: ‘necessity is the mother of invention’, the Radial J-Rak provides sound companies with a simple yet extremely functional solution for their DI inventory management. The problem is simple: during peak season, most sound companies must resort to cross-renting just to fill rider requests. Inevitably, they go to a warehouse looking for a stand-alone DI and find that all that is left on the shelf are a few old 4-channel rack units. Or conversely, they have a show going on the road that needs 12 rack-mounted DIs but the investment seems impractical for one tour. All you do is take the book-end cover off the JDI or J48 and attach one of the 8 insert sleeves that come with the J-Rak. These are then screwed into the J-Rak shelf from the top. Since the J-Rak employs a series of sleeves, the direct boxes can have their XLR’s facing the front or the rear of the rack depending on whether one is racking up DIs for keyboards, sound modules, computers or other instruments and sound sources.
The main features of the Radial J RAK include:
- Simple yet extremely functional solution for rackmounting Radial direct boxes
- 2RU rackmounting shelf for Radial DI’s and splitters
- Easy access to eight DIs or splitters
- Ultra-tough 14 gauge steel to last a lifetime
- DI’s can be front or rear-mounted
- Ideal for permanent rackmount installations in venues, Keyboard racks and electronic drum racks
- Mix and match passive and active DIs
- Great inventory management control tool/Improves studio setup organization
- Easy to assemble or take apart
MPN: R800 1015
This page first created on: 27/06/2007
Expertise/Experience: Sound Engineer
Music Style: Metal, Punk
I purchased this rack adapter so I could house all my Radial DI's inside and it does exactly what it sets out to do. It means I don't need to worry about individual items going missing during a recording session. There's not really much else to say about this other than the fact that it has the same nice baked enamel finish as all Radial gear has and it looks fantastic in the rack I use for mobile recording and is much more convenient having all my DI's in one place.
Pros - ease of use, DI's are fitted very quickly into the J-Rak by two interlocking screws for each unit.
Cons - Units don't fit snuggly into the J-Rak, they remain loose and rattle. Maybe they could have used the same neoprene non slip surface inside the rack to stop this from happening. It's probably overpriced being nearly the same price as a JDI.
This customer purchased the product in February 2014