Radial Cherry Picker

4-Channel Preamp Selector


The Cherry Picker is a unique switcher that allows you to compare up to four preamps while sharing a single microphone.

  • Select the best mic & preamp combination
  • Passive ‘straight wire’ color-free signal path
  • Built-in 48V phantom power for condenser mics
  • Improve the workflow efficiency in your studio

Hear more options in less time

The Cherry Picker gives you the ability to connect to multiple devices in the studio and instantly A/B between them without any time-consuming cable swapping or re-patching. Now you can test your vocal mic through four different preamps without ever stopping playback. It also works with line-level signals, so you can connect the output of a single mic preamp into four compressors or effects units. The Cherry Picker helps you make quick decisions with the confidence that comes from an immediate A/B comparison. When paired with the Radial Gold Digger™ you can choose between four sources and destinations and select any combination instantly, giving you the freedom to explore endless sonic possibilities.

The Cherry Picker is a ‘straight wire’ switcher that lets you compare up to four preamps using a single microphone. This balanced interface employs high-performance gold contact sealed relays and is void of any buffering whatsoever. This results in distortion levels that are below measurement, zero phase shift at all audio frequencies and a linear performance that is equivalent to a solid piece of wire. The external power supply is used to control the relays, power the LEDs and generate 48V phantom power.

Audio circuit type:Passive signal path with active relay switching
Frequency response:10Hz to 40kHz
Dynamic range:>115dBu
Gain:0.0dB – Unity gain device
Total harmonic distortion:0.0003%
Intermodulation Distortion:0.001%
Phase Deviation:< 0.001 degrees at all frequencies
Input Impedance:10k Ohms
Common Mode Rejection Ratio:-97dB @55Hz
Equivalent Input Noise:-115dB
Maximum Input:+26dBu
Maximum Output:+26dBu
Ground lift, Phantom Power
Input Connectors:Balanced XLR female
Output Connectors:4 x XLR male
Construction:14 gauge steel chassis & outer shell
Size (L x W x D):4.5″ x 2″ x 6″ (121 x 64 x 147mm)
Weight:2.8 lb (1.3kg)
Shipping size (L x W x D):4.75″ x 2.5″ x 10.75″ (121 x 64 x 273mm)
Shipping weight:3.05 lb ( 1.4kg)
Power:+15V DC/400mA power supply included
Conditions:For use in dry locations only between 5°C and 40°C
Warranty:Radial 3-year, transferable


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