JDV Mk5 Specifications

The Radial JDV is unlike any other direct box made today. The absence of phase cancelling negative feedback in the front end combined with 100% discrete class-A electronics results in an astonishing clarity that is unmatched. The addition of switchable Jensen isolation transformers add yet another dimension by adding natural compression when pushed into saturation. The resulting tone can be observed in the FFT graph showing a warm cascade of even harmonics that will please even the most demanding audiophile.

Radial JDV Block Diagram
Radial JDV Frequency Reponse
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Instrument input circuit:
Instrument clip level:
without negative feedback
Microphone input circuit:
Microphone clip level:
Low noise integrated circuit
Frequency response 20Hz - 20KHz
Dynamic range: 107db
Equivalent input noise: -90dbu
Common mode rejection: -80dB
THD+N: 0.004%
Clip level - output: +17dBu
Gain - instrument input: +25db
Gain - line level boost : +20dB
Gain - microphone input: +25db
Input Impedance: Drag on: Variable from 22K Ω ~ 500K Ω
Drag off: 10M Ω
Output impedance at XLR: 400 Ω
Instrument inputs: 1/4" selectable A or B with front panel switch or remote
Blend: Mixes both A and B channels together
Drag Control: Load correction for 1/4" instrument inputs
High-pass filter: Variable from 5Hz ~ 500Hz @ -3dB
Remote footswitch: Optional JR-2 for mute and channel select
Mic input: 1/4" TRS on channel-A
Phantom power: 48V on mic input, side access switch
Phase adjustment: Phazer on channel-B, variable from 0° ~ 360°
Throughput: Buffered THRU with direct or isolated setting
XLR output: Balanced mic level with 20dB line booster switch
Isolation: Transformer isolation option for XLR output
180° Polarity: Reverses pin-2 and pin-3 on the XLR output
Ground lift: Disconnects pin-1 at XLR output
XLR configuration: AES standard pin-1 (ground), pin-2 (+), pin-3 (-)
Power: External 100V - 240V AC with 48V phantom
Construction: 14-gauge steel chassis and outer shell
Finish: Durable powder coat
Size: Size: 5" x 6.25" x 2" (127 x 159 x 51mm)
Weight: 2.80lbs (1.28 kg)
Conditions: For use in dry locations only between 5°C and 40°C
Warranty: Radial 3-year, transferable
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