Radial JDX-48 Amplifier direct box
The Radial JDX 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.
- Captures the sound of the head and the cabinet
- Delivers consistent tone show after show
- Works equally well on electric guitar and bass
- Great for recording direct without a mic
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It is common practice for guitarists to place a microphone in front of their amp to send the amplified sound to the PA or recording system. The problem is that when the mic is very close to the speaker cone, a slight change in position will significantly alter the sound. This makes getting consistent results difficult. This is further exacerbated by the room acoustics which vary considerably from stage to stage and bleed from other instruments entering the mic making it more difficult to mix. The Radial JDX Reactor solves the problem by
eliminating the need for a microphone.
Unlike other guitar amp interfaces that only capture the sound from the amp head, the Radial JDX is a unique direct box that reacts to both the guitar amp head AND the speaker's back electromagnetic fi eld to produce a more dynamic and realistic sound. A transformer coupled input provides a reactive bridge while also isolating the guitar amp from the PA system to eliminate the buzz and hum caused by ground loops. This is followed by a multistage filter that simulates a typical 12-inch speaker. The JDX features 100% discreet components using Radial's unique class-A circuit topology for smooth even order harmonics, exceptional headroom and low noise.
By eliminating the need for a mic, the Radial JDX provides consistency with repeatable results night after night and reduces stage clutter. With today's ever increasing use of in-ear monitors, great sound has never been so easy to achieve!