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Radial Engineering JDX Direct-Drive Amp Simulator and Direct Box

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Description

The Radial JDX Direct-Drive is a unique and powerful device that emulates the sound of a guitar amplifier while doubling as a direct box. Unlike a typical direct box that merely transfers the sound of the pedals to the PA, the Direct-Drive simulates the tone and feel of a real guitar amp, produci... Read More

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Description

The Radial JDX Direct-Drive is a unique and powerful device that emulates the sound of a guitar amplifier while doubling as a direct box. Unlike a typical direct box that merely transfers the sound of the pedals to the PA, the Direct-Drive simulates the tone and feel of a real guitar amp, producing a much more realistic sound. In other words, with the Direct-Drive on your pedalboard, you can do a gig without carrying an amp to the club.

Features:

  • Guitar amp simulator for pedalboards
  • Eliminates need to bring an amp to the gig
  • 4 x 12 half-stack & open back combo tones
  • Employs Radial's popular JDX tone shaping

The design begins with a traditional 1/4" guitar input and passive thru-put to feed a stage amp. This is then followed by a dedicated tuner output that is buffered in order to eliminate loading on the pickup or noise from the quartz clock. The guitar signal is then passed through a series of carefully sculpted filters to create Radial's signature JDX tone. This is modelled after the sound of a Shure SM57 in front of a Marshall 4x12 cabinet. The Direct-Drive goes further with two more voicing settings: the first adds a vintage Marshall tube head character to the signal path while the second delivers a tone reminiscent of an early Fender Twin. The two amp tones can be further tailored using a presence switch for extra sparkle. The guitar signal exits the Direct-Drive via either a 1/4" guitar-level output or via a balanced XLR to feed the PA. The direct box output is outfitted with a 180° polarity reverse switch to help phase-align monitors with the stage amp along with a ground lift switch to help eliminate hum and buzz caused by ground loops. The Direct-Drive may be powered using a standard 9V power supply or typical pedalboard power brick.

As with all Radial products, the Direct-Drive is made to handle the rigors of professional touring with 14-gauge steel throughout. This not only helps prevent damage to the internal PCB, it also reduces susceptibility to noise from external magnetic fields.

The Radial JDX Direct-Drive¦ one small step on a pedal board, one huge step for the guitarist!

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Product Specs

Circuit Type: Class-A BiFET input buffer with electronic frequency shaping circuitry
Frequency Response: Shaped for guitar use
Dynamic Range: 83dB to 100dB
Total Harmonic Distortion:: <0.01%
Noise: -78dBU
Intermodulation Distortion: >0.1 @ -15dBu Out
Maximum Input: > +5dBu
Maximum Gain - input to XLR output: 0dB
Minimum Gain - input to 1/4" output: -5.8dB
Clip Level - XLR output: > +5dBu
Output Impedance - XLR output: 600 Ohms
Output Impedance - 1/4" output: 100 Ohms
Mechanical
Power: 40mA, 9VDC (center pin negative)
Construction: 14-gauge steel chassis and outer shell
Finish: Durable powder coat
Shipping Weight: 1.6 lbs. (.7 kg)
Size: 4.75" x 3.625" x 2" (121 x 92 x 51mm)
Warranty: Radial 3-year, transferable

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