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October 3, 2005
Radial ships the ProD2 Stereo Direct Box

Short Form description (word count - 97):
Radial ProD2 is a high quality passive direct box follows in the tradition of the Radial JDI Duplex, but at an attractive price point. The ProD2 employs two proprietary custom made transformers, one for each channel, for both impedance conversion and isolation. Linear from 20Hz to 18kHz, the ProD2 features the low distortion and virtually zero phase distortion of the ProDI, making it a perfect choice for live and studio performance with keyboards, effects and all stereo instruments. Features include ¼" inputs and thru-puts, -15dB pads and ground lifts, all of which are protected from damage by a 'bookcover' overhanging protective shell. The heavy-duty steel construction and durable powder coat finish are designed to provide years of trouble-free performance. List $149 US

Full Release (word count - 399):
Vancouver BC: Radial Engineering is pleased to announce shipment of the ProD2, a high quality stereo passive direct box with two discrete channels designed specifically for musicians and sound companies that want the highly acclaimed Radial sound, but simply do not have the budget to spend Radial's higher end products.

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 proprietary 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 the ProDI and ProD2 direct boxs for less than half the price of the JDI and JDI Duplex!

The Radial ProD2 features standard hi-Z inputs and thru-puts ¼" connectors, -15dB input pads and ground-lift switches for each channel. The balanced output is 600 Ohm to interface with professional snake systems and consoles. All switches are recessed in a protective 'bookcover' zone to shield against damage from the road.

Performance is amazing: linear from 20Hz to 18kHz, the ProD2 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 deep green enamel, the ProD2 measures a tidy 3¼" x 5", very compact for a stereo unit and easy to fit in a guitar or accessory case. Ideal for stereo electric guitar, bass, keyboards or drum machines, the Radial ProD2 is destined to find it's way into the kit bag of musicans at all levels. Retail price is $149USD.

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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