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Radial Engineering JDX-48 Guitar Amp Direct Box

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    RADI-JDX48
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Description

The Radial JDX 48 Reactor is a direct box designed to capture the explosive dynamics and warmth of an electric guitar amplifier by connecting between the guitar amp head and speaker cabinet. This delivers a sound that is similar to a well-placed microphone while eliminating the frustrating incons... Read More

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Description

The Radial JDX 48 Reactor is a direct box designed to capture the explosive dynamics and warmth of an electric guitar amplifier by connecting between the guitar amp head and speaker cabinet. This delivers a sound that is similar to a well-placed microphone while eliminating the frustrating inconsistencies.

Features:

  • Captures sound of both the head and the cabinet
  • Delivers consistent tone - show after show
  • Works equally well on electric guitar and bass
  • Can be used with 48V phantom power or DC supply

The design begins with 100% discrete class-A circuitry and a transformer-coupled 'reactive load' that captures both the sound from the amp head along with the back electromagnetic impulse from the loudspeaker. This produces a more realistic rendering than the usual resistive pad offered by other manufacturers. The signal is then processed via a carefully designed multi-stage filter to emulate the tone of a 4x12 half stack cabinet.

In use, the JDX 48 delivers greater consistency over a typical microphone as irregularities such as mic placement and varying acoustics no longer play the dominant role on stage. This is most appreciated when using in-ear monitors as the tone remains consistent from one show to the next, resulting in shorter setup times and a more comfortable audio feed for the artist.

Although originally designed for guitar, the JDX has also become a favorite on bass. The clarity and punch in the lower midrange delivers a tone that is reminiscent of an Ampeg SVT connected to an 8x10 cabinet. On guitar it sounds as if you have a Shure SM57 in front of a Marshall half-stack. This new version also offers greater power handling for 300 watt amps and extended low end for deep bass frequencies.

The JDX 48 Reactor¦ the most natural sounding amp DI ever!

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Product Specs

Audio circuit type: Discrete Class-A - Transformer Isolated
Frequency response: Shaped for guitar use
Dynamic range: 114dB
Noise floor: -100dBu below 0dBu
Maximum input: 120W @ 8Ω
Maximum output: +14dBu (clip level)
Thermal input limit: +49 VAC (from amplifier)
Total harmonic distortion: <0.015% (+10dBu input @ 1KHz)
Inter-modulation distortion: 0.03% (+10dBu input @ 1KHz)
Input impedance: 15kΩ
Output impedance: 2kΩ (XLR out)
Bass extension: Lowers frequency response for bass guitar
300 Watt amp: Increases power handling from 100W to 300W
180° polarity reverse: Inverts signal polarity at the XLR output
Ground lift: Shunts ground via a resistive network
Filter: Active speaker emulation band-pass filter
XLR configuration: AES standard (pin-2 hot)
Power: 48V phantom or +15VDC/400mA adapter Included 
Construction: 14 gauge steel chassis and outer shell
Finish: Durable powder coat
Size: Size: 5" x 6.25" x 2" (127 x 159 x 51mm)
Weight: 2.80lbs (1.28 kg)
Warranty: Radial 3-year, transferable

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