The Radial SGI Studio Guitar Interfacelets you connect your guitar to amps up to 500 feet away!
The SGI system has transmit and receive modules that connect using a balanced XLR cable. The SGI features active class-A circuitry with Drag Control load correction for the best audio quality, transformer isolation and ground lifts to eliminate buzz and hum caused by ground loops. The SGI Interface is housed in rugged 14 gauge super compact bookend enclosures.
Radial SGI Studio Guitar Interface Features
- Drive a guitar signal 300 feet without loss
- 100% discreet class-A electronics
- Drag Control pickup load correction
- Transformer isolated to eliminate noise
- Routes using standard balanced XLR cable
With the Radial SGI Studio Guitar Interface connected, you can monitor your guitar sound in real time while recording so that you can hear what is actually going to tape without having to use headphones or be adjacent to the guitar amp.
The Radial SGI Studio Guitar Interface is a unity gain device that is made up with a combination transmit and receive pair of modules. These feature 100% discreet class-A circuitry for the very highest fidelity. Class-A circuits are known for their low zero-cross distortion, which results in lower inter-modulation distortion and absolute phase accuracy. The guitar connection is standard 1/4-inch. To ensure the natural tone of the instrument is transferred correctly, Radial's unique Drag Control load correction circuit is provided that allows guitarists to introduce a load on the pickup to emulate the direct connection of their guitar to the amplifier.
A DC connection for the 15VDC supply is provided along with a power-on LED. To eliminate hum and buzz caused by ground loops, both the transmit and receive modules are equipped with isolation transformers and ground lift options. A standard XLR connects the two devices allowing the signal to traverse balanced patch-bays and studio panels that are typical to most studios. The SGI receive module features an XLR input, and ground lift.
With all of the project studios around the world, it is common for guitarists to at once perform the roles of performer, engineer and producer. The problem lies in being able to record a track and listen to it over the studio monitor loudspeakers. Formerly, one had to go into an isolated area and listen to the tracks over headphones, then go back to the control room to hear the results.
Getting the right sound and feel by doing things the 'old fashion way' is both difficult and time consuming. The Radial SGI Studio Guitar Interface solves the problem by allowing the guitar player to connect to the SGI send module and have it play through a distant amplifier, thus allowing the guitarist to play and engineer in front of the studio monitors, greatly enhancing the recording process. - Denis Rozon, Chief Engineer at Radial
As with all Radial products, the ultra-compact SGI is made from heavy-duty 14-gauge steel and features a unique internal I-beam frame that is virtually impossible to torque. This eliminates the possibility for cold solder joints to develop, which is the prime cause of system failure. An innovative bookend outer shell provides a protective zone around the switches and connectors, thus allowing the SGI to be used in hectic environments without worry of damage due to abuse handling.