The JDX Direct-Drive is a unique and powerful device that emulates the sound of a guitar amplifier while doubling as a direct box, providing a realistic amp sound that allows you to play a gig without needing an amp on stage.
- Guitar amp simulator for pedalboards
- Eliminates need to bring an amp to the gig
- 4 x 12 half-stack & open back combo tones
- Employs Radial’s popular JDX tone shaping
Classic amp tones in a compact pedal
The Direct-Drive is an amp simulator designed for your pedalboard, providing a realistic amp tone that can be connected directly to the PA system. Three amplifier voicing options are provided: the first is the popular JDX tone which simulates the sound of an SM57 microphone on a 4×12 cabinet. The second setting is similar in character to a British tube head amplifier, while the remaining tone is modeled after a clean twin combo amp. With three classic voicings available, the Direct-Drive provides a natural amp tone through the PA system and consistency from night to night.
In many ways, printing out the specifications of the JDX Direct-Drive is a moot point. The Radial JDX Direct-Drive has been designed to ‘sound good’ by emulating the sonic character of iconic guitar amps. In other words, the Direct-Drive sound has absolutely nothing to do with a ‘flat frequency response’ or the typical specifications that engineers will consider. It is, in fact, the opposite. We have however taken the time to minimize distortion so that the Direct-Drive delivers the signal correctly without introducing noise. We also felt it worthwhile to show you the resulting EQ curves so you can get a first-hand view of how we will ruin your sound! Have fun!
|Audio circuit type:||Class-A BiFET input buffer with electronic frequency shaping circuitry|
|Frequency response:||Shaped for guitar use|
|Dynamic range:||83dB to 100dB|
|Clip Level:||> +5dBu|
|Intermodulation Distortion:||>0.1 @ -15dBu Out|
|Output Impedance:||600 Ohms (XLR) 100 Ohms (1/4″)|
|Maximum Input:||> +5dBu|
|180° polarity reverse, Ground lift, Speaker filter|
|Output Connectors:||1/4″ thru and amp tone output, XLR|
|Extras:||Always on Tuner Output|
|Construction:||14-gauge steel chassis and outer shell|
|Size (L x W x D):||4.75″ x 3.625″ x 2″ (121 x 92 x 51mm)|
|Shipping weight:||1.6 lbs. (.7 kg)|
|Power:||40mA, 9VDC (center pin negative)|
|Conditions:||For use in dry locations only between 5°C and 40°C|
|Warranty:||Radial 3-year, transferable|