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J48 Stereo™ FAQ

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How does the J48 Stereo compare to the original J48™?

The audio signal path is identical, except that it is two channels and a few less features due to limited space.

What is the benefit of using the J48 Stereo over the J48?

The compact size is convenient particularly given the number of stereo sources being used today. Further, since so many acts fly from one gig to another, smaller is often better!

Why is the output from the J48 Stereo mic level?

Since all of the mics on stage are mic level, matching the output when DIs are in use makes patching things much easier. This also helps keep crosstalk in the cable down.

I use a battery to power the J48 Stereo?

No. There are no provisions for a battery. You can however employ a Radial SB-48™ phantom power generator to supply the power.

Can I use the J48 Stereo with PCs and other consumer electronic devices?

Yes. You merely need to find the proper adaptor cable to suit the ¼" inputs.

What is the advantage of sending +48V phantom power to both channels of the J48 Stereo?

While the J48 Stereo will function off a single source of +48V phantom power, you will achieve greater headroom if you send two sources to the DI box.