* Class-A front end drives 12AX7 tube stage
* Two inputs with
separate gain & remote switching
* Drag Control load correction for
* Variable high-pass filter to eliminate
The Radial Firefly™ is a high output tube direct box designed for stage
and studio. It combines Radial's award winning zero negative feedback class-A
front end with the warmth and character of a 12AX7 tube drive circuit and
Radial's legendary transformer coupled output.
The Firefly features A and B instrument inputs with easy access level
controls to accelerate instrument changes on stage. This enables the artist to
switch between two different instruments and deliver a consistent signal to the
PA system and on-stage amp. Switching can be done via the front panel or with
the optional JR2 remote control. This connects to the Firefly using a balanced
cable and adds a mute function for quiet on-stage adjustments.
To optimize performance with electric bass, the Firefly is equipped with
Drag Control™ load correction that lets you adjust the load on a magnetic pickup
so that it 'feels' as if connected to a tube amplifier. For 'fussy' piezo
transducers, Drag can be bypassed to increase the input impedance to 4 meg-ohms
to eliminate the squawk and peaks that plague these types of pickups. A fully
variable high-pass filter may be dialed in to eliminate low frequency resonance
that can cause feedback on stage or muddy sound when recording.
The rear panel sports two stacked ¼" instrument A & B-INPUTS and a THRU
output for the on-stage amp. The THRU offers a choice of pre or post tube
configuration. Additionally a TRS insert jack enables external effects to be
shared between both inputs. A buffered 'always on' tuner output can be used to
split the instrument signal in the studio or it can be dedicated to an
electronic tuner. The tuner output can be used for silent tuning when the
optional JR2 remote is connected. The balanced XLR output is equipped with a
ground lift switch to help eliminate buzz and hum caused by ground loops and a
180° polarity reverse to tame feedback hot spots on stage or help phase align
the PA system with the on-stage amp. The Firefly may also be rack mounted alone
or in pairs by ordering the optional 19" rackmount kit.
The Firefly combines the warmth, character and feel of a vintage tube
device with the low noise and performance of today's most advance audio
This just in from Nathan East
"The Firefly has changed my life!!
My rig is complete now thanks to you! Not only did we get fantastic results in
the studio on the new Fourplay CD, but my first Firefly Live gig was Kennedy
Center with David Foster, Chaka Khan, Jewel