UK based manufacturer Cartec Audio is offering the Compére 500 Series 19-inch rack ($799 excluding taxes), which features room for eight modules plus some slick routing and switching options. For instance, each module can be linked to the next but also switched inline after an extra ninth input available on the front via XLR. This allows users to toggle the eight modules directly after the front panel input for quick A/B’ing of preamps or other processors.
Modules can also be switched at the output for even more monitoring versatility. Most importantly, phantom power is supplied by the unit to keep things neatly powered while switching.
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