Radial Engineering Regency Pre-Drive and Power Booster with Onboard FX Loop

Radial Engineering Regency Pre-Drive and Power Booster with Onboard FX Loop

Radial Engineering Regency Pre-Drive and Power Booster with Onboard FX Loop

B&H # RAPDPBEL MFR # R800 7013
Radial Engineering Regency Pre-Drive and Power Booster with Onboard FX Loop

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Product Highlights

  • Power Booster & Pre-Drive Gain in 1 Box
  • Pre-Drive with Level, Tone & Drive
  • Adds Sustain/Harmonics to High-Gain Amps
  • Class A Boost Circuit with 23 dB Gain
  • Raises Level or Drives Small Amps
  • Onboard FX Loop in Power Boast Section
  • Use Sections Separately or Together
  • Durable 14-Gauge Steel Housing
  • Glass-Filled Nylon Housing on Connectors
  • Runs Off of 9 VDC Power
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Radial Engineering R800 7013 overview

  • 1Description

Intended for electric guitar players, the Radial Engineering Regency is a pedal, which emphasizes the gain stage of your amplifier, working particularly well with high-gain amplifiers and smaller, tube-driven amps. It sports two independent circuits, which can be used separately or together to add punch, grit, sustain, a multitude of chained effects, and more.

The Class-A Power Boost circuit is a 100% discrete signal path delivering up to 23 dB of gain. Uses for this circuit include introducing a volume jump for solos, or hitting the front-end of a smaller, tube or tube-emulating amplifier to kick it into a premature and pleasant harmonic breakup. With an included effects loop, the Boost circuit also lets you introduce external effects into the signal path. If you always want a delay and a chorus to come on with your power boost, simply route them into the send and return jacks, turn them on, and when you step on the Boost footswitch, these pre-setup effects will be right there waiting for you.

The Pre-Drive circuit, on the other hand, is quite useful in pushing high-gain amplifiers even further, thereby achieving sustain and harmonics. This provides controls for drive, tone, output level, and low mid-range timbre sculpting. Use these circuits independently via dedicated footswitches, or step on both at the same time to kick your amplifier into extremely high gear. The pedal runs on 9 VDC power either from your pedalboard or from a separately available power supply.

Controls at a Glance
GAIN Knob: Operating on the Boost section, this is a variable, 100% Class-A power booster with up to 23 dB of clean gain.

LEVEL Knob: This knob is used to set the output volume level for the Pre-Drive section.

TONE Knob: This brightens or darkens the Pre-Drive circuit to best suit your needs.

DRIVE Knob: This sets the amount of distortion in the Pre-Drive circuit from subtly gritty to full-on overdrive.

LOW-MID Toggleswitch: This three-position switch is used to tailor the bottom-end frequencies of the Pre-Drive circuit and is switchable between OFF, MIN (a minimal amount) and MAX (more than a minimal amount).  

BOOST Footswitch: This activates booth the Boost circuit and the associated effects loop.

DRIVE Footswitch: This switch is used to activate the Pre-Drive circuit.

Key Features at a Glance
Pre-Drive circuit specifically tailored for high-gain amplifiers.

Adds sustain and harmonics to the front end of your amplifier.

Overdrives small amps into a pleasant, natural distortion.

Class-A Power Boost circuit with up to +23 dB of gain.

Onboard FX Loop for introducing effects into the boost circuit.

Connectors with glass-filled nylon housing provides isolation and strength.

Durable switches with metal outer casing are rated at over 20,000 cycles.

14-gauge steel enclosure protects circuit board.

Heavy-duty 6-pole footswitch control signal flow and LED indicators.

PCB with fully grounded plane for noise-free performance.

UPC: 676101044313
In the Box
Radial Engineering Regency Pre-Drive and Power Booster with Onboard FX Loop
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Radial Engineering R800 7013 specs

    Controls GAIN knob
    LEVEL knob
    TONE knob
    DRIVE knob
    LOW-MID toggleswitch
    BOOST footswitch
    DRIVE footswitch
    Connections 1 x 1/4" instrument input, phone type
    1 x 1/4" return input, phone type
    1 x 1/4" send output, phone type
    1 x 1/4" instrument output, phone type
    Audio Circuit Type Class A, discrete
    Gain Boost: Variable from 0 to +23 dB
    Overdrive: Variable from +8 to +43 dB
    Noise Floor -73 dBu
    Maximum Input +10 dBu
    Total Harmonic Distortion <0.01%
    Inter-Modulation Distortion >0.1% at 15 dBu out
    Input Impedance 220 kOhms
    Output Impedance Boost On: 150 Ohms
    Drive On: 1 kOhm
    Output Clip Level +4 dBu
    LED Indicators 0.1' / 3 mm OD LEDs
    Construction 14-gauge steel
    Finish Powder coat
    Power 60 mA, 9 VDC
    Operating Conditions For indoor use at temperatures of 41 to 104°F / 5 to 40°C
    FCC Compliance Complied with Section 15 of the FCC Rules
    Dimensions (L x W x H) 4.3 x 4.0 x 2.1" / 108.0 x 101.6 x 54.0 mm
    Weight 1.5 lb / 0.7 kg

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