Radial J48 Active phantom powered direct box - mono

Radial J48 Active phantom powered direct box - mono

Product code: radj48

The Radial J48 Phantom Powered Active Direct Box has been designed from the ground up to deliver the most natural tone without adding distortion or introducing artifacts.


  • Radial J48 Active phantom powered direct box - mono

    The Radial J48 Phantom Powered Active Direct Box has been designed from the ground up to deliver the most natural tone without adding distortion or introducing artifacts.

    Main Features

    • Ultra low distortion of all types
    • Exceptional headroom and dynamic range
    • Retains instrument's natural sound
    • Handles loud transients without choking or clipping
    • Powered by 48V phantom
    • Ideal for active acoustic guitars and basses, keyboards and drum modules
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    The Radial J48 direct box is the world's finest phantom-powered active DI. It has been optimised to handle extreme transients using only the 5 milliamps of available current from typical 48-Volt phantom power. The J48 features a unique digital switch-mode power supply that steps up the internal rail voltage to an amazing 9-Volts.

    Most battery-powered guitars and basses are active and will produce as much as 7-Volts when played at maximum volume. Since typical direct boxes are only able to handle about 3 volts, they choke. The trouble is caused when the input signal is greater than the internal rail voltage. This creates all types of distortion: bass sounds thin and lacks punch, guitars sound scratchy and tend to have sporadic peaks, and they lose their natural body resonance.

    Because the J48 has more 'horse-power' (current to work with), it is able to handle these transients without choking. This extra headroom significantly reduces harmonic, phase and inter-modulation distortion. And when you fix all of the problems, a funny thing occurs... you get great sound!

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  • Additional Information

    Specifications No
    On demo in store No
    Brand Radial
    Condition New
    Documentation No