Radial JDX Amplifier DI Box

By Molenda, Michael | Guitar Player, May 2012 | Go to article overview

Radial JDX Amplifier DI Box


Molenda, Michael, Guitar Player


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NOT THAT I'M TRYING TO GET Murdered in my sleep, but I think it's safe to say that when you're gigging the local club circuit, the quality of sound crews is wildly inconsistent. One of these days, I'll write a tragi-comedy about the myriad ways a dunderhead can mica simple 1x12 cabinet to transform a decent guitar sound into total ass. But, to be fair, it isn't the easiest job for a soundperson to deal with three or four completely different band setups, rigs, and performance styles in an evening, and the gremlins of over-amped stage sound and signal bleed are always in the wings, eagerly waiting to trash all efforts at delivering a balanced mix to the audience.

Well, here's a secret weapon for you. The JDX ($199 street) is an active, amp direct box that is plugged in between your amp head and speaker cabinet. (It can't be used as a standard DI for bass, keyboards, or other direct-injection applications.) The JDX's transformer then acts as a reactive load that simulates how an amp and speaker respond to a guitarist's dynamics, and a speaker-emulated output from the device (mic-level XLR) can be routed to a mixing board. Radial's engineers designed the JDX's speaker emulation to produce the sounds of a closed-back 4x12 cabinet captured by a dynamic mic. The box itself is built as tough as an early-'60s fallout shelter, and it includes ground lift and polarity switches, a power supply, and a quite thoughtful neoprene pad that prevents the box from slipping and sliding. …

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