Radial J48 and X Amp ReAmping Kit with Case

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    Product Description

    The Radial J48 and X Amp ReAmping Kit will give you access to the creative world of Re-Amplification!
    Record your guitars or keyboards with the J48 active DI, then send your recorded tracks out through the X Amp to different amps and effects. Radial's ReAmping Kit includes an X Amp and a J48 packed in a protective Zebracase Z12 and 9 Volt power supply.

    Click to open XAMP page Radial X AMP
    The Radial X Amp is an active re-amper that allows a track from a multi-track recorder to be played through a guitar amplifier (or amplifiers) and re-recorded. Players and engineers can experiment with different combinations of amps and effect pedals long after the original performance has been recorded to build the thickest and chunkiest guitar tracks. The X Amp handles level and impedance conversion with an active Class A circuit which reproduces all the tones and inflections of the original performance. X Amp drives guitar amps as if the player was still plugged into it!

    X Amp accepts a balanced +4dB line-level signal and outputs two unbalanced instrument level signals that can connect to effect pedals and amps. To prevent ground loops between the recorder and the amps, the input features a ground lift. X Amp allows simultaneous use of two amps. The second amp output is buffered to prevent signal loss, transformer-isolated to eliminate hum caused by ground loops and features a polarity reverse to align out-of-phase amps. The output level control and clip LED aid in setting levels quickly and saves you many trips back and forth between the mixer and amps. Finally, the X Amp is packaged in an innovative and tough 14 gauge steel welded I-beam enclosure that makes it impossible to torque the PC board.

    Radial X Amp Features

    • 100% Class-A circuit yields amazing clarity
    • Overload LED helps monitor input levels
    • Dual outputs drive two amps or pedal chains
    • Polarity reverse corrects phase between amps
    • Out-2 is transformer-isolated to eliminate ground loops
    • Active level control to set perfect levels for your amp
    • Line-level to instrument level conversion
    • Interfaces recording gear with amps & pedals
    • Re-amp your way to fat sounding tracks
    • Use during basic tracks, over-dubs and mixing
    Cool Factors
    • Active design reproduces original performance
    • Tweak amp and pedal sound AFTER recording
    • Reduces player fatigue and repetition
    • Amplify acoustic instrument without feedback
    • Run 2 amps without hum or buzz
    Re-amping with X Amp is fun and allows engineers to perfect guitar tracks with options not possible during a typical fast ’n furious tracking session. The X Amp makes the re-amping process easy and it’s ultra-high audio quality yields excellent results.

    Click to open J48 page Radial J48
    The Radial J48 direct box is the world’s finest phantom-powered active DI. It has been optimized to handle extreme transients using only the 5 milliamps of available current from typical 48-Volt phantom power. The J48 features a unique digital switch-mode power supply that steps up the internal rail voltage to an amazing 9-Volts. Most battery-powered guitars and basses are active and will produce as much as 7-Volts when played at maximum volume. Since typical direct boxes are only able to handle about 3 volts, they choke. The trouble is caused when the input signal is greater than the internal rail voltage. This creates all types of distortion: bass sounds thin and lacks punch, guitars sound scratchy and tend to have sporadic peaks, and they lose their natural body resonance.

    Radial J48 Features
    • Superior dynamic headroom
    • High input impedance reduces loading
    • Merge switch sums stereo instruments to mono
    • Low-cut filter, -15 dB PAD, and polarity reverse
    • Provides extra reach and air in your sound!
    • Ideal for active acoustic guitars and basses
    • Great for keyboards and drum modules
    • Equally wonderful for live or studio
    Cool Stuff
    • Huge 9-Volt internal rail voltage for extra headroom
    • Handles loud transients without choking or clipping
    • No batteries required, works with phantom-power
    • 3 year transferable warranty
    Because the J48 has more horse-power (current to work with), it is able to handle these transients without choking. This extra headroom significantly reduces harmonic, phase and inter-modulation distortion. And when you fix all of the problems, a funny thing occurs... you get great sound!

    Product Specifications
    Radial X Amp Specifications
    • Input level: +4dB balanced line level
    • Input impedance: 600 Ohms
    • Output impedance: 5kOhms
    • Output 1: Direct
    • Output 2: Transformer isolated
    • Output Level: Variable
    • Dynamic Range: > 100dB
    • Power Requirement: Custom 15 volt supply
    • Size: 3.5 wide, 2 high, 5.5 inches deep
    • Weight: 1 kg or 2 lbs
    • Warranty: 3 Years
    Radial J48 MK2 Direct Box Specifications
    • Dynamic Range: 130dB
    • Signal to Noise: 119dB@100Hz
    • Maximum Input: 10V
    • Frequency Range: 10Hz~40kHz
    • Linearity: 20~20kHz: 0.1dB
    • Phase Coherence:
      • 10º at 20Hz
      • 0º at 1kHz
    • Distortion at 20Hz: < 0.5%
    • Input Impedance: 220kW
    • Output Impedance: 600W
    • Construction: Welded steel
    • Finish: Baked enamel
    • Input connectors: Two 1/4-inch phone
    • Output connectors: XLR male
    Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
    Phone:  604-942-1001 Warranty:  3 Year Transferrable
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    X Amp Manual174 KB
    J48 Manual323 KB
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