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Radial introduces the JDX™ Reactor speaker simulator module Direct Injection & Re-amp Boxes
Old 13th September 2011
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Hardware Radial introduces the JDX™ Reactor speaker simulator module

Radial Engineering Ltd. is pleased to announce the Radial JDX™ Reactor module, a combination speaker simulator and direct recording interface designed for the 500 series format.

Following the lead set by the stand-alone Radial JDX™ Reactor, the JDX Reactor module is a unique interface that is designed to capture both the sound of the guitar head and the speaker cabinet. This is achieved by introducing a reactive load that not only captures the sound of the head, but the back-electromagnetic impulse from the loudspeaker. The signal is then processed via a proprietary multi-stage band pass filter that emulates the tone of a 4x12 half stack cabinet.

While the original JDX stand-alone is designed primarily for stage use, the JDX Reactor module adds several more options for the recording environment. This includes an onboard low pass filter that allows one to tame excessively bright amplifiers, a low frequency extension to replicate the tone of a 15" driver when recording bass and a high output setting that switches the JDX Reactor module from 100 watts to 300 watts for really big amps! To add further convenience and speed to the recording process, the JDX Reactor module can also be set to 'guitar mode' whereby one can connect a guitar directly into the module to take advantage of the exceptional speaker cabinet emulation filters. This of course can be supplemented by adding a distortion or overdrive, making it super efficient to lay down tracks without having to set up a guitar amp or microphones. Being able to record 'quietly' will be of particular interest to those who record in home studios late at night.

The JDX Reactor module features 100% discrete electronics throughout, transformer isolation to help eliminate ground loops and a fully shielded back box to help eliminate stray fields from entering the device or polluting others that may be nearby inside the 500 rack.

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Old 13th September 2011
Gear Nut

Wellllllll this looks interesting- wonder how it sounds
Old 13th September 2011
Gear Maniac

I hope it sounds better than the pedal... the pedal sounds hollow and dull

anyone tried it yet?
Old 14th September 2011
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Old 17th November 2011
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This thing sounds pretty cool. It's one of the most perfect Amp interfaces I've ever seen, even though it doesn't come with a dummy-load box - which is not it's true intention.

I really liked it for many different heavy tones (recto-like), in many cases it can give you unexpected results. One thing that I find missing though Is a option to either

1) the ability to choose between 2-3 speaker types
2) the option to completely bypass speaker emulation all together.

Apart from that this is a great DI for a setup like guitar-->pedal-->JDX-->>line OR guitar-->>AMP--JDX-->>line

I never intended to check out how well it worked in 'reactive' mode which would probably make my apartment fall apart, but I imagine it sounds good too.

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