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Radial Engineering J48 Phantom Powered Active Direct Box  

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The Radial J48 is a great-sounding active direct box that has been optimized to produce maximum headroom while working within the limited current available from standard 48V phantom power. By employin... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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  • Includes 2-Year Free Warranty on all guitars and basses
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
  • Includes 2-Year Free Warranty on all guitars and basses
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Overview

The Radial J48 is a great-sounding active direct box that has been optimized to produce maximum headroom while working within the limited current available from standard 48V phantom power. By employing a unique switching power supply, the J48 is capable of peak transients to 9 volts without choking. The result is lower harmonic distortion, half the intermodulation distortion and significantly improved dynamics over other DIs.

Features include a -15dB pad, 180 degree polarity reverse, a unique merge function to mix 2 signals to mono, an 80Hz high-pass rumble filter, and ground lift. Like all Radial products, the J48 is built to handle abuse on the road and features a unique welded I-beam construction for years of trouble-free performance.

Features
  • Active 48-Volt phantom powered direct box
  • -15dB pad
  • 180 degree polarity reverse
  • Merge function to mix 2 signals to mono
  • 80Hz high-pass rumble filter
  • Ground lift
  • Welded I-beam construction
  • Minimal power draw with high rail voltage
  • Will not choke when driven hard
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
90 day warranty on footswitch and tubes. One year warranty on all other products.


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Radial EngineeringJ48 Phantom Powered Active Direct Box
 
5.0

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Every Studio Needs One

By Studio 139

from Kalamazoo, MI

Comments about Radial Engineering J48 Phantom Powered Active Direct Box:

Direct boxes may not be flashy, but they make a huge difference to signal quality in any studio at any level. This active direct box has a plenty of head room for bass guitars or analog synthesizers. The sound is clean, quiet and rich. It is instant improve in your signal chain well worth every cent.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for studio and stage

By Grizzly

from Detroit

Comments about Radial Engineering J48 Phantom Powered Active Direct Box:

I picked up one of these last year for the studio and found it equally useful on stage. It has excellent clean/low noise sound characteristics necessary for recording and live performance. In the studio it's handy to be able to connect it to a mic preamp which doesn't have it's own DI input. Just switch on the +48V phantom power on your mic pre and you're ready to go. The direct thru is another convenient feature in the studio for connecting a tuner or amp when recording electric guitar or bass. On stage, it's nice to have a noise eliminating DI box which can plug into any of the phantom powered mic inputs on the house PA system.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

lots of features

By Tim

from Indiana

Comments about Radial Engineering J48 Phantom Powered Active Direct Box:

I had never purchased a direct box before and wasn't for sure what to buy,Radial made it an easy choice.They offered so many different options and price points,not to mention rugged,quality,construction,and great technical support.I am very happy with my purchase.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome for the recording studio

By Joel Izquierdo

from Laredo, TX

Comments about Radial Engineering J48 Phantom Powered Active Direct Box:

I have used this direct box for bass, acoustic guitar,and mandolin directly to my LA-610 and have improved the signal path to about 50%. It adds a great amount of head-room on bass and gives out a deep warm sound on both acoustic and mandolin instruments. It's indeed a professional sounding DI. I highly recommented to any size studio and believe me, it will be used often.

 
5.0

The Radial Engineering J48 is a winner all the way.

By Chuck the bassman

from Spokane, WA

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent manual
  • Professional Functions
  • Solid Construction
  • Versatile

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Events
  • Home Studio
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording

Comments about Radial Engineering J48 Phantom Powered Active Direct Box:

I have owned other DI boxes but none so good as this one. Yes, there are cheaper DI boxes in the marketplace. You also get what you pay for. I like this Radial Engineering JDI box so well, that I purchased a passive DI box, the Radial Engineering JDI the next day. I will never need to replace either one of these.

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