Radial Engineering JDX-LB 500 Series Guitar Amp Emulator  From Radial

500 series Reactor Guitar Amp Emulator

Radial Engineering

$299.99

Retail:  $350.00

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Radial Engineering 500-Series Modules API - AES '09

Radial Engineering unveils and incredible array of modules for the API 500-series racks and their new workhorse rack, that boast extremely reasonable pricing and excellent build quality. The series includes a versatile mic preamp, DI, JDX Reactor Reamp, Phaser (phase adjustment tool), EXTC (allowing use of guitar pedals in the studio environment), and Komit (compressor/limit), all extremely reasonably priced. This entire collection of modules is available for purchase through Sound Pure, who is always available to answer any questions you have about guitars, tone, and the recording process. Call Sound Pure toll free 888-528-9703, or e-mail them at sales(at)soundpure.com

Manufacturer's Description from Radial

  • Guitar amp interface and cabinet simulator
  • Reactive load captures sound from head and cabinet
  • Direct record option for quick tracking
  • Delivers consistent great tone each time

The Radial JDX™ Reactor™ is a unique guitar amplifier interface designed to capture the tone of a 4x12 cabinet by either recording 'direct' or by interfacing the Reactor via an amplifier head and cabinet. This makes the JDX ideal for fast-paced recording environments such as film and gaming where take after take consistency is required. But don't let the high-speed production capability lead you to think compromise… the JDX is used by many of the world's leading artists including heavy metal master Kerry King of Slayer, Rascal Flatts, Radiohead and Dimmu Borgir just to name a few.

The most astonishing results are obtained when patching the JDX in between a head and cabinet. The JDX captures the sound from the head while the reactive load captures the back electro-magnetic impulse from the loudspeaker. Advanced multistage filters shape the tone to emulate the sound of a 4x12 half stack. For quick tracks and overdubs, you can plug your guitar into a distortion and then into the JDX and get a great consistent sound without having to move mics around or trying to manage variables such as room acoustics and amp levels. And with this new 500 series module, bass amps can join into the fun! Use the standard 4x12 emulation to capture the robust mid-range tone of an SVT or power-up the bottom end using the low frequency extension. Choice of 100 and 300 watt settings are available. The on-board low-pass filter gently smoothes the top end to tame overtly bright amps.

The JDX employs 100% discrete electronics and transformer isolation to create the analogue tone and the 500 series modular format makes it super easy to Reamp™ a track and warm it up. As with all Radial 500 series modules, the JDX is backwards compatible with older racks while integrating all of the new capabilities found in the Workhorse including direct connection to the mix buss and the Omniport , which in this case is designated as a direct box out to capture the live performance.

Plug & play easy to use, the JDX lets you record without having to mic your guitar amp each time. It delivers tremendous consistency from track to track while producing the realism of 4x12 half stack cabinet.

Radial Engineering

About Manufacturer

Radial Engineering is a manufacturer and distributor of professional audio equipment, building tools for the working audio and audio-video professional. Radial is located on the Fraser River, just outside Vancouver, British Columbia in the municipality of Port Coquitlam. The company began operations in the fall of 1991 as the Canadian distributor of Mogami cable and Jensen Audio Transformers. In 1992, it became a limited corporation under the JP Cabletek Electronics Ltd. banner. The Radial name was first used on house branded cables and snake systems. The Radial name and logo represents a cross section of quad cable; Radial being round. In 1996 the Radial JDI direct box was launched. This led the way to the Radial JDV and today, over 50 electronic products are now being produced under the Radial, Tonebone and Forest Audio brands. In 2001, the Primacoustic brand was launched to address the growing demand for acoustic products for the burgeoning home recording market and in 2006, the company officially changed its name to Radial Engineering Ltd.

Specifications

In many ways, printing out the specifications of the JDX is a moot point. The Radial JDX has been designed to 'sound good' by emulating the sonic character of a guitar amp and a 4x12 speaker cabinet with a dynamic mic positioned inches away from the cone. In other words, the JDX sound has absolutely nothing to do with a 'flat frequency response' or the typical specifications that engineers will consider. It is in fact the opposite. We have however taken the time to minimize distortion so that the JDX delivers the signal correctly without introducing noise. We also felt it worthwhile to show you the resulting EQ curves so you can get a first hand view of how we will ruin your sound! Have fun!

 

Specifications

 

 

Circuit type:

100% Class-A discrete, transformer coupled

Frequency response:

Custom multistage band-pass filter

Power requirement

80mA, +/-16VDC

   

Total Harmonic Distortion (THD+N):

0.004% @ +4dBu

   

Noise:

-100dbU @ 1kHz

   

Intermodulation distortion (IMD):

>0.015 @ +15dBu

   

LF Extension:

20Hz

Low pass filter:

Variable from 800Hz to 5kHz

   

Guitar Mode

 

Input impedance:

10kOhms

Speaker:

Throughput from guitar

Amp Mode

 

Output level:

+4dB nominal at XLR

Omniport function:

Mic level, 600 Ohms balanced output

Mechanical

 

Shipping weight:

1.5 lbs. (.7 kg)

Size:

Standard 500 series rack format

Warranty:

3 years, transferable

Specifications are subject to change without notice.
*Refers to use with Radial Workhorse rack and mixer

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JDX User Guide