Radial JDV Top View
Radial JDV Top View
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  • Radial JDV with Marcus Miller
    Marcus Miller

    "When I forgot to bring my Radial JDV to a session, my engineer made me go back home to get it! That's how good it is."

    Marcus Miller
    (Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Micheal Jackson, Elton John, Wayne Shorter, Luther Vandross, David Sanborn)
    Marcus Miller
  • Radial JDV with Bruce Swedien
    Bruce Swedien

    "Radial builds DIs exactly how I would do it. Real quality and they sound great. I love them!"

    Bruce Swedien
    (Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Paul McCartney)
    Bruce Swedien
  • Radial JDV with Victor Wooten
    Victor Wooten

    "When it comes to choosing a DI, I dont want to know the box there. It has to translate my playing without it feeling compressed or frequency limited in any way. The Radial JDV delivers my bass the way I want to hear it"

    Victor Wooten
    (Flecktones, Soul Circus, Bass Extremes, 3-time winner - Bass Player of the Year)
    Victor Wooten
Radial JDV™ Super DI

Radial JDV™ Active Super Direct Box

Part No. R800 2010

  • 100% discrete class-A active direct box
  • Feed forward design – no negative feedback
  • Drag Control load correction for natural tone
  • Huge 30-Volt rails for exceptional headroom

The Radial JDV is arguably the very best direct box ever made. It is able to handle any type of instrument with ease, reproduces the sound with the utmost accuracy and least coloration, and is equipped with all of the connectivity you will ever need whether you are performing on stage or recording in the studio.

The active design begins with 100% discrete class-A circuitry for absolute signal purity while eliminating troublesome zero-cross distortion. But unlike all other buffering amplifiers, the JDV does not employ any phase-cancelling negative feedback loops to stabilize the circuit. Instead, a tube-like configuration with proprietary stabilizers delivers the true sound of the instrument without artefact or hype.

To address electric bass and guitar, the JDV is equipped with Drag Control that enables you to correct the load of the instrument as if connected directly to an amplifier. For piezo instruments, the input can be switched to 4meg-ohms to eliminate squawk. And with 30 volt internal rails, even the most dynamic digital sampler or active bass can be handled with ease. Features separate outputs for the PA, monitors, amps and tuner making it stage and studio ready.

How does it sound? When one musician proclaimed: The JDV is the best sounding DI I have ever heard. We replied: No… it's your bass… you've just never heard it before.

The JDV… There is no other like it anywhere or at any price.


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JDV™ - Applications
Basic Live JDV Setup - Bass to Amp to PA System
Basic Live Setup - Bass to Amp to PA System
The JDV's dual inputs make it easy to select between two instruments and send the signal to the instrument amp on stage, guitar tuner and effects. Then send the XLR out to the PA system for the most natural tone ever!

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Radial JDV Studio Setup - Two Guitar Amps and a Tuner
Studio Setup - Two Guitar Amps and a Tuner
The JDV's four outputs can be used to drive multiple amps, effects and a tuner to create rich textures and new tones. Adjust the Drag Control to record the ultimate clean track and then Reamp as needed.
Radial JDV with an Acoustic Guitar on Stage - PA and Acoustic Amp
Acoustic Guitar on Stage - PA and Acoustic Amp
On stage, the JDV is the perfect interface for active or passive acoustic instruments. Dual inputs lets you switch between instruments while the JDV feeds your stage amp and the PA at the same time!