Radial Engineering JX44 Air Control Guitar Signal Manager

Radial Engineering JX44 Air Control Guitar Signal Manager

Radial Engineering JX44 Air Control Guitar Signal Manager

B&H # RAJX44 MFR # R800 6500
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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.

Control as many as 4 guitars and 6 amps at once
Programmable with remote control for pedalboard
Built-in Radial DI box, SGI line driver and X-Amp
Transformer isolated to eliminate ground loops
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Radial Engineering JX44 Air Control Guitar Signal Manager
  • 2 x Power Supply
  • Limited 3-Year Transferable Warranty
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    Circuit Type Radial proprietary Class-A signal path
    Instrument Inputs 4 x 1/4" Hi-Z at rear panel
    2 x 1/4" Hi-Z front panel (paralleled with rear INPUT-A and INPUT-B, front jacks have priority over rear)
    Inputs A & B have Drag Control load correction
    Inputs C & D have trim control
    Input Impedance Inputs A & B : Variable with Drag from 10k to 1 MΩ
    Inputs C & D : 1 MΩ
    Amplifier Output 6 x 1/4" Hi-Z (unity gain) with 6 x Radial custom-wound transformers for amp isolation
    Tuner Output: 1/4" Hi-Z buffered instrument level (unity gain)
    Effects Loop Local: Send 1/4" Hi-Z output / Receive 1/4" Hi-Z return (unity gain)
    Remote: 2 x Jensen transformers for SGI & X-Amp input
    Output Direct Output:
    Class-A drive circuit with Radial custom-wound transformer for isolation
    1 x XLR balanced 600 Ω mic-level output
    AES-3 pin (pin-2 hot)
    Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz (±2.5dB)
    Harmonic Distortion: 001% (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
    Phase Distortion: 1° at 1 kHz, 8° at 20 Hz
    Ports JR5 Remote Ports:
    3-pin XLR remote control ports uses standard mic cables to connect the JR5 footswitch (sold separately)
    Other Remote Control for the MUTE Function: Contact closure input for momentary non-latching footswitch (sold separately)
    Power Supply 15 VDC, 1 A center positive (2 supplied)
    Construction 14-gauge steel with baked enamel finish
    Dimensions 19.0 x 66.0" (48.3 x 167.6 cm), 1RU
    Weight 7.6 lb (3.4 kg)

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