J48™ Stereo Specifications

The Radial J48 has gained a tremendous following through the professional audio community. With significantly more headroom, lower distortion and unmatched durability, it is no wonder that the J48 has become the most specified direct box on stages around the world and there is no doubt that the J48 Stereo will follow suit. As you will note, the J48 Stereo is exceptionally linear with a frequency response that exceeds 40kHz. Just as impressive, it produces a wonderful cascade of even order harmonics reminiscent of the finest studio equipment. Amazing signal handling, great sound and low noise… The J48 Stereo rules!

Radial J48 Block Diagram

Radial J48 Block Diagram
Radial Blue Report
The Radial Blue Report
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Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Audio circuit type: Proprietary analog circuit with low-noise op-amp
Frequency response: 20Hz ~ 20kHz
Dynamic range: 109dB
Noise floor: -99dB below 0dBu
Equivalent input noise: -103dBu
Maximum input: +10dBu
Phase deviation: +10º at 20Hz | 0º at 1kHz | -1º at 20kHz
Total harmonic distortion: 0.002% @ -5dBu
Inter-modulation distortion: 0.003% @ -3dBu
Input impedance: 220kΩ - ¼" input
Output impedance: 600Ω - XLR output
Input connectors: Dual 1/4" in and thru jacks
Input pad: -15dB
Polarity: 180º signal polarity reverse switch
High pass filter (HPF): -3dB @ 80Hz
Ground lift: Disconnects pin-1 at XLR output
XLR output: Follows AES standard (pin-2 hot)
Power: 48V phantom - proprietary digital switching
Construction: 14 gauge steel chassis and outer shell
Finish: Durable powder coat
Size: 3.3" x 5.0" x 2" (84 x 127 x 48mm)
Weight: 1.55 lb (720 g)
FCC approval: Complies with section 15 of the FCC Rules
Conditions: For use in dry locations only between 5°C and 40°C
Warranty: Radial 3-year, transferable