Not all racks are created equal.
With abundant power and versatile connections, the Rupert Neve Designs R6 delivers peace of mind for engineers who demand a higher degree of confidence in their 500 series racks.
Power You Can Trust
Power-wise, the R6 has more than 150% of 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.
Connect Like Never Before
With a plethora of connections available, the R6 back panel is practically a patch bay on its own. The R6 features 8 channels of balanced I/O options including DB-25, XLR, and TRS that may be used interchangeably. This versatility is especially handy when you are taking the R6 with you to another environment where you are unsure of the cables available, or if you need to convert DB-25, XLR, or TRS connections to another format using the THRU functionality on channels 7-8.
Solid Steel Construction
The 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.
A New Level of Confidence in the 500 Series
Because the R6 is built to 500 series specifications, it 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. The 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 links 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.
If you want to get the very best performance out of your 500 series modules, the Rupert Neve Designs R6 is the serious rack for the serious sound you want.
Optional R6 Rack Kit
To mount the R6 into a standard 19” rack frame, there is a rack kit available for R6 racks with serial numbers higher than 250 (shipped after June 2015). When the bottom feet are removed, the R6 takes up 3U of rack space.
SIX CARD SLOTS WITH SERIOUS POWER
Each card slot is designed to fit a standard 500 series module. Even with modules that overdraw the 500 Series specification, the R6 has enough reserve power to maintain proper voltage.
There are three link jumpers, which can be individually set to allow linking on Channels 1-2, 3-4, and 5-6. The link function is typically used to link the VCA circuitry of compressors (such as our 543 module).
An LED Meter monitors the R6 current usage to ensure that you never run short on power. This meter can also be useful for troubleshooting a module that is severely overdrawing its allotment.
BULLETPROOF +48V PHANTOM SUPPLY
Provide rock-solid phantom power to your microphones with the R6’s robust 48V buss.
Interchangeable XLR, TRS, and DB-25 I/O connections are provided to ensure that you can connect wherever you go.
CHANNEL 7-8 THRU I/O
The channel 7-8 thru connections can be used as a way to quickly and easily convert your signal from or to DB-25, XLR, and TRS connectors.
A solid steel enclosure, two sets of rugged rubber feet for horizontal and vertical mounting, and a collapsible handle make the R6 completely portable and ready for the road.
UNIVERSAL VOLTAGE IEC INPUT
The IEC power input accepts 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz input with a 50 Watt draw.
DC VOLTAGE TO UNITS
+/-16VDC and +48VDC for phantom power
1000mA for modules, 150mA for 48V phantom power
100-240VAC, 50/60Hz, 50 Watts
13” long x 7.5” wide x 5.5” high