The JX44 Air Control Guitar Signal Manager from Radial Engineering is designed for professional concert stages where wireless guitar systems, acoustics, effects, and multiple amplifiers are used simultaneously.
To ensure the highest quality signal transfer, the 4 instrument inputs employ Radial's unique class-A buffering with 100% discrete components throughout. Inputs A & B are equipped with Drag Control load correction that lets you dial in the optimal load on the pickup for the most natural tone. Inputs B & C are equipped with a trim level that let you quickly balance signal levels when using wireless systems or active guitars.
There are 2 effects loops; the first is a local effects loop to interface drawer-filled pedals or multi-effects processors. The second is a long-haul balanced interface that provides a noise-free connection to-and-from distant pedalboards to distances of 100m when combined with a stand-alone Radial SGI-44 (sold separately). A built-in Radial direct box works double duty as an acoustic guitar output for the PA or as a dry feed for recording. With the JX44, you can record a clean guitar track and use the built-in Radial X-Amp in post production to Reamp the signal to multiple amplifiers and pedals at the same time.
Up to 6 guitar amplifiers can be used at once with this unit. Outputs 1 and 2 are single while outputs 3 and 4 are doubled-up to drive multiple stacks. All outputs are transformer isolated to eliminate hum and buzz from ground loops. These also feature a 180° polarity reverse switch to set the amps in phase. Selecting the amps can be done via the front panel or by using the JR5 remote control (sold separately). The JX5's 5-function footswitch is equipped with internal memory that lets you store 4 amp scenes and recall them with a single foot action. A second JR5 can also be used to activate or mute guitars. To enhance stage functionality, the JX44 is equipped with a separate tuner out. Signals can be muted using the front-panel switch, a latching footswitch, or with the JR5 remote, giving you complete control right where you want it. Should ever a problem occur, a front-panel panic button hardwires input-A to output-1 for direct-to-amp connection. This configuration will even work if the JX44's power goes down.