* Captures sound of both the head and the cabinet
consistent tone - show after show
* Works equally well on electric guitar and
* 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
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
"The JDX gave me all the character and distortion without the
worries of bleed and feedback. I was so surprised how close it sounded to the
SM57, I had to double-check the patch."
Jim Warren - FOH
(Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Nine Inch Nails, Peter
Gabriel, Crowded House, Duran Duran)