Design Insights


Design Insights

What it takes to design clean and safe power

May 11th, 2022

Bill Whitlock, former President and Chief Engineer of Jensen Transformers Inc., has had decades of experience in keeping signals clean for audio transformers and power conditioners. He has written the book on solving ground loops and interference in many AES publications. Now he has taken the lead in designing the Radial Power Series. Recently, we […]

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How to build the world’s most reliable DI

March 8th, 2022

One of the things that Radial products have a reputation for is their reliability and rock-solid build quality. For gigging musicians and sound engineers, having gear that you can depend on night after night is a must, which is why you’ll find our direct boxes and other problem-solvers on tour with some of the biggest […]

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What’s a V2 or a Redesign

May 5th, 2021

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Radial?   Some phrases we hear from our customers are: “built like a tank,” “trusted devices for studio and stage,” “those bright colorful boxes.” Browsing our catalog (or looking through your gig bag), you’ve probably noticed that our products have used almost every […]

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The Radial HDI – A Modern Approach to Direct Box Design

December 17th, 2019

This is an interview with Radial Engineering’s lead designer, W.C. “Hutch” Hutchison on his vision and design philosophy behind Radial’s unique new DI box, the HDI. Share a bit about your vision for the HDI and how that fits in the context of Radial’s legacy in direct box design. Radial has developed a reputation over […]

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Jensen Twin-Servo® 500 – A Classic Reborn for Today’s 500 Series

October 18th, 2019

First developed by Deane Jensen, the Twin-Servo was created to be the finest microphone amplifier possible. Re-imagined for today, the unique design cruises along in Class-A then transitions to class-AB only when pushed to extremes. Part of the magic is maximizing the gain-margin so that no matter what the input, the lowest possible distortion will […]