The Radial JDI as it was introduced circa 1996

The JDI as it was introduced circa 1996.

JDI™ Stereo Development

The Radial JDI Stereo stems from the original JDI that was introduced back in 1996. Reading the JDI development page will give you the history, design criteria and development process.

The real question here is: why did Radial come out with yet another version of the JDI direct box when products like the Duplex are already available? The answer to this question really comes down to convenience. Today, bands derive most of their revenues from concert touring. Back in the day, touring was done to support album sales. Nowadays, free music downloads have turned things around where the album is used to create awareness and ticket sales pay the salaries. With so many bands now traveling on airplanes or doing what they can to reduce the high cost of freight, smaller more compact solutions have become mandatory. The Radial JDI Stereo is simply a solution to a new problem that is based on economics.

The JDI Stereo has a few less features than the original JDI or the Duplex, but in return, provides a greater value for the dollar as you essentially get two Jensen-equipped audio channels for 1.jdistereo the price. And since it is smaller than the Duplex, you can reduce the pack size.

What makes a Jensen transformer so special?

At Radial, we spend countless hours listening and evaluating audio transformers. And even though our favorite transformer has always been a Jensen, we are often stuck trying to find alternatives to hit a price point or simply to find a solution that Jensen does not produce.

The astonishing thing is that each and every time we do a comparison; Jensen always comes out on top. Not only do Jensen transformers always rate at the top for sound quality, but they also win as far as noise suppression, signal handling and transformer-to-transformer consistency. Then when you couple this with a 20 year warranty plus nearly 25 years of experience buying Jensen without mishap or quality control issues, you can rest assured that no other transformer comes close.

The Radial JDI Stereo is an amazing direct box that will deliver great sound for generations to come.