Built Tough for the Stage!The Radial JX44 Air Control is a 1U rackmountable guitar distribution center designed with the hitting the stage guitarist in mind. The JX44 accommodates up to four guitars and six amps at a time, with only one guitar in active at a time, but you can utilize all six amp Outs at once. Two different effects routing options are provided in the JX44, as are full re-amping capabilities, built-in Radial direct box, built-in Radial SGI TX & RX modules and remote, plus local, switching capability. If you have a sizeable guitar rig that travels with you, the JX44 may be what you've been waiting for!
Radial JX44 at a Glance:
- Effects routing
- Designed for tone
- Optional Radial JR5 Remote footswitch
- Clean appearance for live performance
- Direct Box & Re-amping
- Multi-faceted operation
Designed for tone
Like the Radial JD7 Injector, the JX44 employs 100% discrete Class A circuitry, transformer isolation and comes equipped with Drag control to ensure the natural tone of the instrument is maintained. Two different effects routing options are provided, as are full re-amping capabilities, built-in Radial direct box, built-in Radial SGI TX & RX modules and remote, plus local, switching capability.
The JX44 is equipped with 4 guitar ins for 4 wired or wireless guitars and 4 amp outs, two of which are stereo for up to 6 amps. These may be controlled on board or with optional Radial JR5 remote footswitches. An insert loop for pedal arrays or multi-effects processor is augmented with a Radial SGI send-receive interface for long-haul connection to pedalboards. To record the live performance, a built-in direct box lets you send the clean track to a recorder. This can also be exclusively routed for an acoustic guitar. The JX44 is also equipped for re-amping.
Clean appearance for live performance
Front panel is designed to be clear of controls and cables to ensure quick and efficient manipulation during a live performance, therefore most controls are recessed for 'set & forget' by the stage tech and to prevent accidental use during a hectic show. A central 'system monitor' panel brings together all primary function status indicators for quick and simple review. Guitar selector ins are 'exclusive' whereby selecting one in channel automatically disengages the previous active in. Amp outputs are 'inclusive' to allow as many as four amps to be on at any time.
Normally, the guitar ins located on the rear panel would be used. Switching jacks on the front panel are provided for added flexibility and are paralleled to the rear panel jacks. Inserting a jack into the front panel will reroute the signal to this in. ins A and B are equipped with Drag control for hardwired guitars while inputs C and D are equipped with a trim control to balance the signal coming from wireless or acoustic guitars. The panic button would be used in case a wireless system malfunctions. It 'hardwires' in A to amp out 1 to ensure the show goes on. Guitar inputs may be controlled with the optional JR5 footswitch.
There are four output channels. Outputs 1 and 2 are regular mono while outputs 3 and 4 are set up for stereo amp rigs. All outputs are transformer isolated to eliminate hum & buzz and are equipped with 180 degree polarity reverse plus 'iso' ground lift. A 5-button Radial JR5 remote footswitch may be used to select or combine amps. The JR5 also has a useful 'mute' function for quiet tuning adjustments-a separate tuner output is located on the rear panel. The JX44 can be muted from the front panel switch, from either JR5 remote locations or by using a standard contact closing 'guitar amp style' foot switch.
Direct Box & Re-amping
A made in transformer-isolated Radial direct box and full re-amping interface provide some useful and important functions: The DI allows a 'clean' performance to be straight recorded, which is killer for later mixing as clean tracks are much easier to fix (replace or slide notes) in post production. Should an acoustic guitar be required, one in can be routed straight and exclusively to the DI for a direct mixing channel feed. Pre or post effects routing is also provided in addition to ground lift and 180 degree polarity reverse. A full re-amping interface allows the artist or engineer to replace tracks or thicken the sound later on.
The JX44 is equipped with two effects loops: one is a buffered 1/4" guitar-level send and return for local connection to a multi-effects processor or local external effects bay. The other is a proprietary balanced system intended for long runs that mates with an optional Radial SGI set. This allows front-stage pedal boards to be used without introducing noise or signal loss due to cables.
Optional Radial JR5 Remote footswitch
The JR5 remote is equipped with two XLR outputs, one on the left and the other on the right to accommodate various pedalboard setups. Any standard microphone cable can be used to connect the remote to the JX44. The system comes complete with external power supply and cable lock to accommodate all international electrical requirements and safety regulations.
Radial JX44 Features:
- 100% discrete Class A circuitry
- Transformer isolated
- 4 guitar inputs for 4 wired or wireless guitars
- 4 amp outputs, two of which are stereo for 6 total outputs
- Made in transformer-isolated Radial direct box
- Two effects loops
- Pre or post effects routing
- Full re-amping interface
- Panic button 'hardwires' input A to amp output 1 to ensure the show goes on
- Optional remote control with JR5
- Ground lift and 180 degree polarity reverse