Radial J-Rak Special
Get hooked up with DI's! Buy 8 Radial JDI's or J48's (or ANY combination) and get a FREE Radial J-Rak complete with J Clamps! Keep your indispensable Radial DI's together in a 2RU Rack!
Radial J-Rak Features:
The ingenius Radial J-Rak is a 2RU rack shelf that allows as many as 8 Radial direct boxes to be rack mounted. These can face forward (input at front) or backward (XLRs at front), active (J48) or passive (JDI) in any combination, depending on the system designer's preference. The J-Rak also fits the Radial X-amp re-amplifying device and future Radial interface products to come!
- The world’s best DIs now in a high density rack
- Mix and match passive or active DI's or splitters
- Mount up to 8 Radial DI's or splitters per 2RU space
- DIs can be front or rear mounted
- Total flexibility never before available in a rackmount DI
- Reconfigure for different combinations of in seconds
Stemming from the adage 'necessity is the Mother of invention', the J-Rak was invented, to provide sound companies with a simple yet very functional solution for DI inventory management. The problem is simple: During peak season, most sound companies must resort to cross-renting just to fill rider requests. Inevitably, they go to a warehouse looking for a stand-alone DI and find that all that is left on the shelf are a few old 4-channel rack units. Or conversely, they have a show going on the road that needs 12 rack-mounted DIs but the investment seems impractical.
All you do is take the book-end cover off the JDI or J48 and attach one of the 8 insert sleeves supplied with the J-Rak. These are then screwed into the J-Rak shelf from the top. The direct boxes can have the XLR facing either the front or the rear of the rack depending on the application; whether one is racking up DIs for keyboards, sound modules, computers or other sound sources.
Radial J48 Features:
- Active 48-Volt phantom powered direct box
- Minimal power draw with high rail voltage
- Will not choke when driven hard
- Low inter-modulation distortion
The Radial J48 is a great sounding active direct box that has been optimized to produce maximum headroom while working within the limited current available from standard 48V phantom power. By employing a unique switching power supply, the J48 is capable of peak transients to 9 volts without choking. The result is lower harmonic distortion, half the inter-modulation distortion and significantly improved dynamics over other DIs.
Features include a -15dB pad, 180º polarity reverse, a unique merge function to mix two signals to mono, an 80Hz high-pass rumble filter, and ground lift. Like all Radial products, the J48 is built to handle the abuse on the road and features a unique welded I-beam construction for years of trouble free performance.
Radial JDI Features:
- Jensen Transformer equipped passive DI
- 100% isolation eliminates ground loops
- Virtually zero phase & harmonic distortion
- Exceptional signal handling
- High common mode noise rejection
The Radial JDI is considered by many to be the world’s finest direct box. It is a passive DI that employs a Jensen isolation transformer for optimum audio performance offering outstanding linearity at all frequencies, combined with extraordinary level handling without introducing distortion. Being completely passive, the plug & play JDI does not require any powering and has the unique advantage of eliminating 60-cycle ground loops. This makes the JDI a definite favorite with informed audio engineers. The JDI is great for guitars, bass, and keyboards and is particularly adept with high-output, broadband instruments such as active instruments and digital keyboards. The JDI may be rack-mounted using the J-Rak and is also available in a stereo (2-channel) version called the JDI Duplex and the 6-channel rack-mountable JD6.