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* Ultra low distortion of all types
* Exceptional headroom &
* Retains instrument's natural sound
* Powered by 48V
The Radial J48 has been designed from the ground up to deliver the most
natural tone. As a direct box manufacturer, we do not believe it is our task to
alter the sound of your prized '1962 Fender Jazz Bass', but retain and transfer
the true character of the instrument to the mixing console without adding
distortion or introducing artifact. This design philosophy has gained a
tremendous following from many of the world's most demanding musicians.
Using only 48V phantom power, the Radial J48 is an active direct box that
produces an exceptionally linear response that extends from 20Hz up to well
above 40kHz. Low distortion of all types is achieved via a unique digital
switching power supply that raises the internal operating rail voltage for added
headroom and improved signal handling. The results are truly amazing. The J48
delivers an ideal even-order harmonic cascade and a sonic performance that
outperforms DIs costing several hundreds more.
And like all Radial products, the J48 is both feature-rich for studio and
made tough to handle the road. This includes a -15dB input pad to tame extra
loud signals, 180º polarity reverse for feedback control on stage and a ground
lift to help reduce hum & buzz caused by ground loops. Special features
include a merge function that elegantly mixes left-right signals to mono without
phase cancellation. To minimize resonant feedback with acoustic instruments, the
J48 is also equipped with an 80Hz high-pass filter (low-cut). When engaged, this
also increases headroom by eliminating unneeded bass frequencies.
Radial's innovative book-end design protects switches and connectors from
abuse while the internal I-beam construction eliminates stress on the PC board.
This serves to reduce solder joints from going 'cold' and delivers trouble-free
performance for years. A full-bottom no-slip pad provides mechanical and
electrical isolation while providing plenty of 'stay-put' for rockin'
The Radial J48 is used by artists as diverse as acoustic guitarist Tommy
Emmanuel; super-star engineer Joe Chiccarelli; and one of the most successful
bands of all time Fleetwood Mac. The Radial J48… the world's finest 48V phantom
powered active direct box.
"I love my Radial J48 direct boxes! They produce
a big, fat and clean signal that is so good, they are the ones I use for my live
recordings. Thank you Radial"