A Great-sounding Active Direct Box
Over the past quarter century, sound systems have evolved as have the instruments that are now used. The listener has also evolved. CD quality sound is no longer a luxury, but expected. Only now are we beginning to hear and appreciate the advantages of a good direct box. A good DI must provide a wide distortion-free frequency response and the dynamic range to handle today’s powerful instruments.
Radial J48 at a Glance:
Active 48-Volt phantom powered direct box.
Minimal power draw with high rail voltage.
Will not choke when driven hard.
Low inter-modulation distortion.
Innovative merge function.
80Hz highpass roll-off filter reduces mud and increases headroom.
The Radial J48 is an active direct box that has been specifically designed to work around the limited current that is available with 48-Volt phantom power, and do so while delivering the pure and natural sound of the instrument. A unique switch-mode supply steps up the internal rails to allow an input signal of up to 10V without any noticeable distortion.