JDX™ Reactor™ Guitar Amp Direct Box
- Captures the sound of the head and the cabinet
- Delivers consistent tone show after show
- Works equally well on electric guitar and bass
- Great for recording direct without a mic
The Radial JDX Reactor™ is a direct box designed to capture the explosive dynamics and warmth of an electric guitar amplifier by connecting between the guitar amp head and speaker cabinet. This delivers a sound that is similar to a well placed microphone while eliminating the frustrating inconsistencies.
The design begins with 100% discrete class-A circuitry and a transformer-coupled 'reactive load' that captures both the sound from the amp head along with the back electromagnetic impulse from the loudspeaker. This produces a more realistic rendering than the usual resistive pad offered by other manufacturers. The signal is then processed via a carefully designed multi-stage filter to emulate the tone of a 4x12 half stack cabinet.
In use, the JDX delivers greater consistency over a typical microphone as irregularities such as mic placement and varying acoustics no longer play the dominant role on stage. This is most appreciated when using in-ear monitors as the tone remains consistent from one show to the next, resulting in shorter setup times and a more comfortable audio feed for the artist.
Although originally designed for guitar, the JDX has also become a favorite on bass. The clarity and punch in the lower mid range delivers a tone that is reminiscent of an Ampeg SVT connected to an 8x10 cabinet. On guitar it sounds as if you have a Shure SM57 in front of a Marshall half-stack.
The JDX Reactor is easy to set up, delivers great sound and is consistent.
"Musicians love the JDX in their IEM's. That's a great compliment when you realize just how demanding these guys are about their sound."Kevin Madigan
(Lucinda Williams)Kevin Madigan
"The JDX is nothing short of revolutionary! I can't believe the clarity and dynamics, yet it still retains the grind of my amp. It breathes!"Danny Miranda - Bassist
Queen, Blue Oyster Cult, Paul Rodgers, Meat Loaf)Danny Miranda
"Fans don't care about the technology... so long as the bass and guitars make Godzilla weep and hide like a beaten puppy. The Radial JDX works."Doug Short - FOH
(Megadeth, Judas Priest, Van Halen, Aerosmith,
Iron Maiden, Joe Cocker, Prince)Doug Short
"The Radial JDX is almost too good to be true. The artists hear the sound they are playing and I'm not fighting mic coloration any more. I just plug it in & turn it up."Jon Garber - FOH
(Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley, Chely Wright)Jon Garber
"Folks do not realize how hard it is to make multiple guitar channels live happily together. With a JDX, mic placement is no longer an issue. It sounds like an SM57 on a 25W Celestion."Bradley Johnson - FOH
(Aerosmith, Whitesnake)Bradley Johnson
"The JDX gave me all the character and distortion without the worries of bleed and feedback. I was so surprised how close it sounded to the SM57, I had to double-check the patch."Jim Warren - FOH
(Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Nine Inch Nails, Peter Gabriel, Crowded House, Duran Duran)Jim Warren
"I tried the JDX because I was looking for a way to make the bass "poke" through in my mix. It is a great alternative to mic'ing a dirty cab. I have been using it ever since."Russ Giroux - FOH
(Chicken foot)Russ Giroux
"Little did I know about the detail Radial adds to my overall sound until I tried the JDX. It's the little thing that makes a big difference."Silenoz - Guitarist
"Consistent, coherent tone night after night. No mic stands getting kicked around ruining that precious sweet spot you spent all of that time obsessing over, it simply rocks! And the gigantic iso-cabs have been replaced with JDX's! "Eddie Mapp - FOH
(Evanescence, Stone Temple Pilots, Papa Roach, Black Label Society)Eddie Mapp
"My Radial boxes are in constant use. I love the JDX for recording amps...the SGI and X-Amp are so useful that I don't know how I managed without them before."Simon Gogerly - Mixer/Producer(U2, No Doubt, Gwen Stefani)Simon Gogerly
"The Radial JDX eliminates bleed and potential feedback while producing a familiar sound. The day to day consistency lets me bring the faders up with confidence"Kenneth H. Williams - FOH
(Acoustic Guitar Virtuoso)Kenneth H. Williams