RADIAL J48 48V Phantom Powered Active Direct Injection (DI) Direct Box
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.
Eliminates Signal Distortion in Active Guitar and Bass!
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.
Because the J48 has more ‘horse-power” (current to work with), it is able to handle these transients
without choking. This extra headroom signifi cantly reduces harmonic, phase and inter-modulation
distortion. And when you fix all of the problems, you get great sound!
- 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
- 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