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October 3, 2005
Radial ships the ProDI high-quality affordable Direct Box

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Radial is now shipping the ProDI, a high quality passive direct box that employs a proprietary transformer for both impedance conversion and isolation. Linear from 20Hz to 18kHz, the ProDI features how distortion and virtually zero phase distortion, making it a perfect choice for live and studio performance. Features include ¼" input and thru-put, -15dB pad and ground lift, all of which are protected from damage via a protective front panel zone. The heavy-duty construction with durable powder coat finish is designed to provide years of trouble-free performance. Ideal for acoustic guitars, bass, keyboards and drum machines. List $99 US

Full Release (word count - 399):
Vancouver BC: Radial Engineering is pleased to announce shipment of the the ProDI, a high quality passive direct box that has been designed specifically for musicians and sound companies that want the highly acclaimed Radial sound, but simply do not have the budget to spend $200 on a direct box.

According to Radial President, Peter Janis: "Since we introduced the Radial JDI back in 1996, customers have asked us to produce a more affordable passive direct box so that home studios, small sound companies and community centers can enjoy some of the benefits of using a JDI. The Radial JDI is very special in that it employs a $100 Jensen Audio Transformer as the 'engine' that performs the impedance conversion and the isolation. We searched high and low to find a more affordable alternative, but no matter how hard we looked, the quality was never close. The Jensen is truly perfect!
This left us with only one choice: to have a custom-made transformer built to our specifications. Although not quite as good as the Jensen, our new transformer is light years ahead of the competition and features many of the attributes that makes the Jensen unique. The difference, however, is that now we can offer a direct box for less than half the price!

The Radial ProDI features standard hi-Z input and thru-put ¼" connectors, -15dB input pad and ground-lift switch. The balanced output is 600 Ohm to interface with professional snake systems and consoles. All switches are recessed in a protective zone to shield against damage from the road.

Performance is amazing: linear from 20Hz to 18kHz, the ProDI features exceptionally low harmonic distortion and virtually zero phase distortion in the critical bass and mid zone, making it ideal for performance venues and studio work. Because of the transformer isolation, problems such as hum and buzz caused by ground loops are eliminated, making it very easy and hassle-free to use.

Built following Radial's tradition for maximum durability and finished in a tough black enamel, the ProDI measures in at a mere 2 ¾" x 4 ¼", making it easy to fit in a guitar or bass case for the travelling musician. Ideal for acoustic-electric guitars, bass, keyboards and drum machines, the Radial ProDI is destined to gain popularity at all musical levels.

Suggested retail price is $99 USD.

For more information, contact Radial Engineering*:1638 Kebet Way, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 5W9. Tel: 604-942-1001 Fax 604-942-1010

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