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Radial JDX48 Amplifier DI Box

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R800 1402

Your Price: $199.99 CDN



• 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 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!

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Definitely needs a bit of post EQ if youre aiming for rock tones and metal tones - cuts through and sounds great in a rehearsal context. Wish i could bypass the analog speaker curve and get the pre+power tone so I could blend it with an IR more cleanly. Great piece and construction, recommend it vs micing a cab live.
Posted by B on Feb 17, 2019
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