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Tour Sound Execs Count on Radial’s Reliability for 2024 Tour Season

December 19th, 2023

As 2023 winds down and tour sound and audio rental companies prepare for a busy 2024 season, many tour sound executives are taking note of rental equipment inventories and assessing what new gear to invest in for the 2024 season and beyond.    For many of these executives, stocking up on Radial gear has always […]

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Radial and Reamp®— A Trademark of Success

November 23rd, 2023

Reamp® is a term and recording process that’s been widely used since the early 90s to give musicians and producers more choices in the recording studio. But many people may not know that “Reamp” is actually a registered trademark of Radial Engineering. This means that, technically, Radial is the only company authorized to design and […]


Reamp® Revelations: Joe Chiccarelli

September 6th, 2023

In this series, we talk to some top names in the world of production, to learn about some of the different ways they use Reamping as part of their everyday process in the studio. Our interviewees share their insights into some of the original and creative ways they Reamp® that may not have occurred to […]

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Acts Gear Up for 2023 Touring Season with Radial

January 13th, 2023

While the 2022 touring season seemed to roar back in full force as the pandemic waned, many groups looked to 2023 as the next chapter in the “return to the new normal” touring playbook. This was evidenced by busy touring artists and acts updating their rigs and racks in 2022 with Radial gear in preparation […]

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Radial Introduces Two New Reamp® Solutions

September 20th, 2022

Radial, the leading provider of professional reamping solutions, has introduced two brand new Reamp® boxes. Both the all-in-one Reamp® Station and compact Reamp® HP expand the range of recording options and possibilities available to anyone wanting to Reamp® in a recording environment. The Reamp® Station is a combination active DI and Reamp® device in a […]


Reamping Revelations: Shannon Forrest

July 25th, 2022

In this series, we talk to some top names in the world of production, to learn about some of the different ways they use Reamping as part of their everyday process in the studio. Our interviewees share their insights into some of the original and creative ways they Reamp® that may not have occurred to […]


Reamping Revelations: Steve Stevens

July 13th, 2022

In this series, we talk to some top names in the world of production, to learn about some of the different ways they use Reamping as part of their everyday process in the studio. Our interviewees share their insights into some of the original and creative ways they Reamp® that may not have occurred to you […]


Snarky Puppy Relies on Radial to Record Seventh Live Album

May 19th, 2022

In February of this year, Snarky Puppy set out to record its seventh live album, “Empire Central.” The band used what has become a signature live recording format: shunning a formal studio environment for a converted venue space with a small, intimate audience all listening on headphones.  “We first tried making a record in this […]

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Radial Engineering Ramps Up for Business in 2022 With New Expanded Vancouver Headquarters and New Management Structure

March 4th, 2022

Radial Engineering, based out of Vancouver Canada announced a new management structure and hires for its Radial and Primacoustic brands as well as the official transition to its new world headquarters facility in Vancouver.      The announcements were made by Radial Engineering CEO Mike Belitz and reflect Radial’s commitment in 2022 and beyond to […]


Jacquire King, Steve Stevens, and Shannon Forrest Rely on Radial Reamp® Boxes

December 9th, 2021

With its introduction of the JCR in 2011, Radial introduced a “Radial-tough” version of Reamp® pioneer John Cuniberti’s original design. Today, “Reamp®” is a trademark of Radial Engineering, and guitarists, engineers, and producers use Radial Reamp® boxes on a daily basis to create signature sounds and tracks in studios around the world. Jacquire King   […]


Pro Keyboardists Turn to Radial KL-8 as Live Shows Ramp Up

October 27th, 2021

As live touring begins to ramp up, more and more keyboardists are relying on the Radial KL-8 Rackmount Keyboard Mixer to streamline their multiple keyboard and virtual instrument setups. In addition to the KL-8s flexibility and compactness, many cite Radial’s legacy of roadworthiness and reliability as a reason for choosing the KL-8.   Jordan Rudess […]


Radial’s HDI Becomes the Go-To Professional DI For World Class Artists

August 20th, 2021

Since its introduction just over a year ago, the HDI, Radial Engineering’s flagship high-definition studio DI, has quickly become the go-to studio tool of choice for world-leading artists, engineers, and producers, including Jason Mraz, Tony Levin, Jacquire King, Mark Egan, Chris Rakestraw, Michael Dean, Jason Hook, and John Rzeznik, to name a few. The list […]

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JX42 Now Shipping

May 11th, 2021

  Radial announces shipping and retail availability of its two newest professional products, the JX42 V2 and JX44 V2 Guitar and Amp Signal Managers. Designed with input from some of the industry’s busiest touring professionals, both units now feature high-end Jensen transformers and expand Radial’s line of professional switchers and signal managers, considered by many […]

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JX44 V2 Complete Guitar, Amp, and EFX Signal Manager Now Shipping

March 23rd, 2021

Designed to meet the needs of meticulous guitar techs and built to handle the rigors of concert touring, Radial’s new single rack space JX44 V2 is the professional’s choice for managing and switching guitar signals onstage. The JX44 V2 offers a wide range of features and performance enhancements for both performing artists and techs alike, […]

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EXTC-Stereo Now Shipping

February 22nd, 2021

Radial’s EXTC Stereo 2-channel Guitar Effects Interface and Reamp Box is a stereo version of the company’s popular EXTC, a single-channel reamp box that revitalizes the use of legacy guitar effects pedals and stompboxes by enabling the units to be seamlessly integrated into a mix. The new EXTC Stereo allows connection of stereo effects pedals […]

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New Radial HDI – Now Shipping

May 12th, 2020

Radial Engineering is pleased to announce that the HDI, a high definition studio-grade direct box and preamp for studio recording or live touring applications is now shipping. Make any instrument sound great The HDI is Radial’s flagship direct box, featuring a striking design aesthetic along with a unique and powerful feature set that will provide outstanding […]

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NAMM 2020

January 16th, 2020

Find us at NAMM 2020 booth #14716 to check out our new products! 1. Radial Power – Clean Surge Suppressors Radial Power clean surge suppressors give musicians, engineers, producers, studio owners, commercial facilities, and anyone working with valuable electronic equipment peace of mind protection from power surges that can damage or destroy music equipment instantaneously. […]

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DiNET DAN-TX2 & DAN-RX2 Now Shipping!

March 27th, 2019

Vancouver, BC – Radial Engineering is pleased to announce that the DiNET DAN-TX2 and DAN-RX2, 2-channel Dante-enabled network interfaces, are now shipping.   The DAN-TX2 transmitter and the DAN-RX2 receiver are designed for use with any Dante or AES67-compliant network, utilizing low-latency audio-over-Ethernet protocol while featuring 24bit/96kHz digital converters for exceptional audio quality. Both devices […]

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The Catapult Mini is Now Shipping!

July 23rd, 2018

Radial Engineering is pleased to announce that the Catapult Mini TX and RX are now shipping. The Radial Catapult Mini™ is the latest addition to the modular Catapult snake system, which provides the ability to drive four analog audio channels over a single shielded Cat 5 cable. The Catapult Mini TX (transmitter) and RX (receiver) both […]

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Radial’s new compact mixer, the Presenter™, is now shipping!

May 15th, 2018

Radial Engineering Ltd. is pleased to announce the Presenter™ is now shipping. The Presenter is a compact mixer that combines a microphone preamp and a USB program input to create the ultimate interface for any presentation, from school lectures to corporate audio. Both the microphone and the playback signals are mixed to stereo XLR balanced […]

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The Tonebone AC-Driver is Now Shipping!

April 16th, 2018

Radial is pleased to announce the AC-Driver is now shipping. The AC-Driver is a compact acoustic instrument preamp designed for use on stage, with helpful features to streamline your performance and ensure the best possible tone from your instrument. Radial’s Class-A buffer circuit ensures pristine audio quality, and allows you to connect to longer cables […]

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We have BIG news!

January 28th, 2018

Radial’s new CEO and President, Mike Belitz with the Radial and Ultimate Support teams at NAMM 2018. The biggest news to hit the NAMM 2018 show floor this year..and we’re in it! Mike Belitz, CEO and President of Ultimate Support, in a venture with Vancouver, B.C. Private Equity Firm, Regimen Partners, have acquired Radial Engineering […]

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Radial announces the Backtrack is now shipping

January 24th, 2018

Radial Engineering is pleased to announce the Backtrack™ is now shipping. The Backtrack is a compact stereo audio switcher that is perfect for bands running redundant backing tracks on stage, or for switching between any stereo audio sources. Connecting your playback devices to the Backtrack is easy via either dual ¼” TRS or 3.5mm stereo inputs. […]

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The SAT-2 Stereo Attenuator is Now Shipping!

January 23rd, 2018

Radial is pleased to announce the SAT-2™ is now shipping. The SAT-2 is a passive stereo audio device that provides you with attenuation and control over your signal level wherever you may need it, either at the output of a pair of high-gain mic preamps, or before your studio speakers as a compact desktop monitor controller.Exceptional […]

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The MIX 2:1 Passive Summing Mixer is Now Shipping

January 23rd, 2018

Radial is pleased to announce the MIX 2:1™ is now shipping. The MIX2:1 is a simple yet highly useful mixer that passively sums two audio channels down to one. This enables you to easily sum the stereo outputs of a console, recording interface, or portable playback device down to mono, or to mix any two signals […]


The Studio-Q™ desktop talk-back/cue system is now shipping

August 1st, 2017

Radial Engineering is pleased to announce that the Studio-Q is now shipping. The Studio-Q is a super compact, desktop talk-back/cue system. With more and more recording happening in smaller studios, the need for a simple talk-back system has become evident. Yes, there are other cue systems on the market, but most either have too many […]


The Radial DiNET™ DAN-TX and DAN-RX, Dante™ enabled DI boxes are now shipping!

July 18th, 2017

Developed by Audinate®, Dante™ is a low-latency audio-over-Ethernet protocol utilized in professional and commercial applications. The DAN-TX and DAN-RX provide a simple and robust solution for sending or receiving two channels of analog audio over a digital Dante-enabled network. The DAN-TX includes ¼”, RCA, and 3.5mm inputs, with a single Ethernet output that allows you […]


The Tonebone Cab-Link is now shipping!

July 4th, 2017

The Tonebone Cab-Link™ is a simple and compact solution for players who have a single speaker output on their amplifier but want to connect two cabinets simultaneously. Radial’s Cam Wilkison: “The Cab-Link looks after a relatively straightforward task but the design team ensured the final product was compact, small enough to add to the back of […]


The Radial Key-Largo is Now Shipping!

May 2nd, 2017

Radial Engineering is pleased to announce the Key-Largo™, a mixer and digital interface designed specifically for keyboard players, is now shipping. Sound engineers and keyboardists alike will often face the same dilemma: how to connect multiple keyboards to a PA without using several DI boxes? Players want to balance the levels between the instruments themselves […]

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Radial’s LX-3™ passive line splitter is now shipping

April 4th, 2017

Radial Engineering Ltd. is pleased to announce the LX-3™ passive line splitter is now shipping. The LX-3 is designed to send one audio signal to as many as three destinations at once. Completely passive with no need for power, you simply plug in and the LX-3 goes to work delivering your audio wherever it needs […]

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The Radial LX-2™ passive line splitter is now shipping!

March 28th, 2017

Radial Engineering is pleased to announce the LX-2™ passive line splitter is now shipping. The Radial LX-2 allows you to easily send a single source to two different destinations at once without noise, with the ability to attenuate the input signal and tame hot outputs from a mixing console or mic preamp. The input of […]

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Polar Audio, Radial’s UK distributor for Tonebone takes on Radial and Primacoustic brands

March 13th, 2017

Radial Engineering is pleased to announce that POLAR AUDIO has been appointed as the exclusive distributor for its Radial and Primacoustic brands in the United Kingdom. This expands the Radial family of brands represented by POLAR AUDIO as the company assumed distributorship of Radial’s Tonebone range of products in late 2015. According to Radial Export […]

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The Tonebone Texas-Pro is now shipping!

March 7th, 2017

Radial is pleased to announce that the Tonebone Texas-Pro™, a powerful overdrive combined with a clean booster circuit, is now shipping. The Texas-Pro provides plenty of power and versatility in a compact pedalboard-friendly enclosure. Beginning with Radial’s unique Class-A buffering circuit, the Texas-Pro retains the natural feel and responsiveness of the guitar, while also allowing it to […]

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The Tonebone Hot-British V9 is now shipping!

February 28th, 2017

We are pleased to announce the Hot-British V9™ is now shipping. The Hot-British V9 is an updated version of the widely popular Hot-British™ tube distortion pedal. The Hot-British V9 builds on the success of its namesake with solid-state circuitry and a much smaller chassis size, making it easier to fit on a crowded pedalboard without sacrificing […]

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Full Radial library of pedals added to Pedaltrain pedal planner

January 26th, 2017

Radial Engineering Ltd.’s full line of guitar pedals can now be found in Pedaltrain®‘s component library for their online pedal board planner. Nashville based Pedaltrain is a manufacturer of over 20 pedalboard styles that’s been building a solid reputation over the last 18 years. Their free pedal board planner resource lets customers design their board, […]

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New Japanese distributor for Radial and Tonebone brands

January 9th, 2017

Radial Engineering Ltd. is pleased to announce a new distributor in Japan for its Radial and Tonebone brands of professional audio products for touring and recording musicians and facilities. Tokyo based Electori Co. assumed the brands on November 21, 2016. Radial’s International Sales Manager, Steve Mckay: “We look forward to working with the team at […]

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Radial announces Brittaney Geisler as newest engineering team member

December 20th, 2016

Radial Engineering Ltd. is pleased to announce the addition of Brittaney Geisler to the Vancouver, BC based team. As part of Radial’s growing team of engineers, Brittaney will be focused on high level product design, mechanical and graphical design of new products, embedded software design, digital audio design and high fidelity analogue audio design. Brittaney […]

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Radial’s acoustic division launches new website, features customized user experience and more

December 19th, 2016

Radial’s sister company, Primacoustic, is pleased to announce the launch of their new website featuring a streamlined user experience that customizes to the individual user’s needs, a brand new blog section announcing the latest product news and featured applications as well an extensive library of educational resources. The site retains the very popular online room […]

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The Radial 4-Play™ Direct Box is Now Shipping!

December 6th, 2016

Radial Engineering Ltd. is pleased to announce the 4-Play™, a unique direct box designed for artists who employ multiple instruments on stage. The 4-Play begins with a standard ¼” input for acoustic guitar, mandolin, fiddle or bass. In fact, it works great on just about any instrument. A mute footswitch lets you silence the switcher […]

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The Tonebone Headlight is Now Shipping!

November 28th, 2016

Vancouver, BC – Radial Engineering Ltd. is pleased to announce the Tonebone Headlight™, a compact guitar amp selector, is now shipping. The Headlight is able to sequentially activate up to four amps using a single footswitch. A second muting footswitch may be used for quiet on-stage tuning or switching instruments between songs. It can also be […]

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Now Shipping: The Tonebone Regency

October 24th, 2016

Radial Engineering Ltd. is pleased to announce the Regency™, a unique pedal that acts as a pre-emphasis for mid and high gain amps. When developing new products, we often consult with a tight knit group of individuals who we have grown to trust. One such individual is Réjean Lachance, an incredibly talented player from Québec, […]

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Now Shipping: The Radial Switchbone V2

October 24th, 2016

Radial Engineering Ltd. is pleased to announce the latest pedal to its Tonebone range, the Switchbone V2™. The most powerful ABY+C amp selector ever devised! Back in 2001, when we developed the original Switchbone, we had no idea that it would become a classic that would be adopted by so many legendary artists including Allan […]

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Now Shipping: The Tonebone Bumper

October 12th, 2016

Vancouver, BC – Radial Engineering Ltd. is pleased to announce the Tonebone Bumper™ is now shipping. The Bumper, a compact instrument selector, lets you connect up to four instruments to a single guitar amp and select between them using a single footswitch. According to Radial’s Jay Porter: “Today, playing music is all about options. One song may […]

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Now Shipping: The Tonebone Classic V9

October 11th, 2016

Vancouver, BC – Radial Engineering Ltd. is pleased to announce the Tonebone Classic V9 is now shipping. The Classic V9 is a ‘next generation’ version of the original Classic that is both smaller and easier to power, yet retains the incomparable dynamics and huge tonal range of the original. According to Radial Product Specialist Mike Bauer: “There […]

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Now Shipping: The updated Tonebone BigShot i/o™

August 9th, 2016

Vancouver, BC – Radial Engineering Ltd. is pleased to announce a major redesign and upgrade for the Tonebone BigShot i/o – Radial’s popular instrument selector. According to Radial’s Mike Bauer: “Today, playing on stage is all about efficiency and maximizing performance. No one wants to compromise.  If you are a bass player, you want to select between your […]

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Now Shipping: the updated Tonebone BigShot EFX™

July 26th, 2016

Vancouver, BC – Radial Engineering Ltd. is pleased to announce the updated BigShot EFX, a true-bypass dual effects loop for pedalboards with new super-bright LED indicators! Radial’s Ryan Juchnowski had this to say: “Today, guitarists live for their pedalboards. Never before in electric guitar playing history have there been so many pedals to choose from. This […]

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Now Shipping: The Radial BigShot ABY

July 11th, 2016

Radial Engineering Ltd. is pleased to announce the Tonebone BigShot ABY rev 2, an updated version of the company’s popular guitar amp switcher. According to Radial’s Jay Porter: “There is something absolutely magical about playing guitar and switching between two amps. This lets you perform with so much more control over your tone than when […]

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Radial’s JDX Direct-Drive™, guitar amplifier simulator and direct box, is now shipping

June 14th, 2016

Vancouver, BC – Radial Engineering Ltd. is pleased to announce the JDX Direct-Drive™ is now shipping. The JDX Direct-Drive is a unique and powerful device that simulates the sound of a guitar amplifier while doubling up as a direct box. In other words, with the JDX Direct-Drive on a pedalboard, you can do a gig without […]

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Radial’s new 4-channel audio snake, the Catapult™, is now shipping

June 7th, 2016

Vancouver, BC – Radial Engineering Ltd. is pleased to announce the Radial Catapult™ is now shipping. The Catapult is a 4-channel audio snake that lets you send analog and AES digital audio signals over standard Cat 5 shielded twisted pair cable. This enables system contractors to take advantage of pre-wired networks to connect one room to […]

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Radial’s Jensen Twin-Servo 500 is now shipping!

May 17th, 2016

The Jensen Twin-Servo is a remake of what may well be the most spectacular preamp ever made. According to Jensen’s Chief Technology Officer Bill Whitlock: “When Deane Jensen first put his mind to building the finest microphone amplifier possible, the development process began with the now famous 990 op-amp. Part of the magic was maximizing […]

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The Radial mPress and Exo-Pod are now shipping!

May 10th, 2016

  The mPress is a radically new press audio distribution system that offers near unlimited signal expansion without degradation or noise. According to Radial’s Senior Engineer Dan Fraser: “The traditional press box has always been presented as a suitcase with a mic input and a host of mic outputs. In the past, transformers performed the […]

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The BT-Pro is Now Shipping!

April 28th, 2016

Radial Engineering Ltd. is pleased to announce the BT-Pro is now shipping. The BT-Pro is a Bluetooth® direct box designed to capture the wireless transmission from a Bluetooth® enabled device and convert the signal to a balanced line for use in a PA or recording system. It employs an innovative T-shaped access cavity behind which is […]

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The Shotgun is Now Shipping!

February 18th, 2016

Radial Engineering Ltd. is pleased to announce the Shotgun is now shipping. The Shotgun is a guitar-signal distribution amplifier that is able to drive up to four amps simultaneously without introducing the hum and buzz that is typically encountered due to ground loops. According to Radial Tech Department Specialist Ryan Juchnowski: “Radial has always been […]

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Radial announces the hiring of Jim Rhodes to Artist Relations

January 22nd, 2016

Vancouver, BC – Radial Engineering Ltd. is pleased to announce Jim Rhodes has joined the Vancouver based team in Artist Relations. Radial just keeps growing year over year and the list of artists and engineers we work with continues to follow suit. We decided it was time to hire for this role to support the fostering […]

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New Radial JX42 guitar and amp switcher now shipping

January 19th, 2016

  The JX42 is used to matrix four guitars and two amps in the studio or on a live stage. According to Radial TSG (Technical Support Group) Advisor Ryan Juchnowski: “Ever since we launched the JX44 Air Control guitar and amp switcher, we have received numerous requests to build a smaller, more affordable version. The […]

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Headload Prodigy is now shipping

October 23rd, 2015

The Headload Prodigy is a combination load box and DI that enables one to drive a guitar amp at a higher output in order to maximize the tone, yet produce a lower stage volume when needed. Like the original Headload, the Prodigy employs custom made cement-encrusted resister coils to convert the excessive power from the […]

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The new generation of JDV is now shipping

September 21st, 2015

Vancouver, BC – Radial Engineering Ltd. is pleased to announce the new generation of JDV – the JDV Mk5 – is now shipping. Radial explains: “The origins of the JDV can be traced back to the 1980s when Vancouver was a hot spot for some of the most commercially successful recordings of all time including works […]

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Headload Amp Attenuator Now Shipping

June 22nd, 2015

Vancouver, BC – Radial Engineering Ltd. is pleased to announce the Headload guitar amplifier attenuator is now shipping. The new Headload allows the artist to reduce the volume levels on stage while driving the amp hard for maximum tone. With the proliferation of in-ear monitors, there has come a tremendous need for reducing sound pressure levels […]

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JDX 48 Phantom Amplifier Direct Box

June 22nd, 2015

Vancouver, BC – Radial Engineering Ltd is pleased to announce a next generation version of the popular JDX Reactor amplifier DI. Radial’s Jay Porter explains: “The JDX has become a staple in professional touring, clubs and houses of worship worldwide.  While many engineers were initially skeptical because of previous bad experiences with different ‘red boxes’, […]

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Decoder M/S interface now shipping

April 7th, 2015

Vancouver, BC – Radial Engineering Ltd. is pleased to announce the Decoder, a self contained M/S (mid/side) interface, is now shipping. The Decoder makes it easy to create exceptional stereo imaging when combining a mic with a second middle microphone. Radial Product Specialist, Ryan Juchnowski explains: “When we started working on the Decoder, we knew full well that […]

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J48 Stereo Now Shipping

April 2nd, 2015

It’s the first stereo direct box manufactured by the company. Since the Radial J48’s release in 2001, it has become the world’s most popular active direct box for live touring. Today it can be found on stages as diverse as Paul McCartney, Linkin Park, The Who, Madonna and on live recordings by Tommy Emmanuel. What […]

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JDI Stereo Now Shipping

April 2nd, 2015

Vancouver, BC – Radial Engineering pleased to announce the JDI Stereo direct box is now shipping. Stemming back nearly 20 years, the Radial JDI has become the undisputed leader in high-end passive direct box technology and there is no question that the JDI Stereo is sure to follow suit. We have spent countless hours on […]