Originally Posted by pro
Am I missing something?
well you can also look at it as a high quality summing box (I think high end non-passive summing boxes can't be found under the price of the Workhorse) with a free lunchbox thrown in. Additionally this "lunchbox" has connectivity in the back that surpasses that of other 500 series racks. Plus there's the link and feed switches, plus the omni ports that Radial is taking advantage of now, and other manufacturers can take advantage of in the future. Then there's the headphone outs. Regarding rack spaces and its power supply here's a quote from the designer
of the unit Kevin Burgin
"Its a medical grade switcher (rear mount preferable) so dosent take a real rack space on the front."
It's probably built like a tank knowing Radial, and it's certainly designed well. Looks good too. IMHO it seems like a very practical box and a hell of a good deal to me.