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Radial Engineering JDX 48

The Radial JDX 48 is a guitar amp DI that captures the sound of the amplifier and speaker to deliver the tone of a 4x12 half-stack without the need of a microphone.

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.

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!
  • 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
  • Specifications
  • 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 @ 8
  • 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 : 15k
  • Output impedance : 2k (XLR out)

  • Features
  • 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)

  • General
  • 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)
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    For more information about the JDX 48, please visit the website of Radial Engineering
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