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  • 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 with Billy Sheehan
    Billy Sheehan

    "My Radial JDV direct box is crystal clear and easily configures to the most elaborate set-ups. I love it and use it every day!"

    Billy Sheehan
    (Steve Vai, Mr. Big, Guitar Player magazine 'Best Rock Bass Player' 5 times)
    Billy Sheehan
  • Radial JDV with Roscoe Beck
    Billy Sheehan

    "Since I discovered the Radial JDV active direct box, I've used nothing else. My direct bass sound has improved dramatically. Live, I use the Radial Bassbone."

    Roscoe Beck
    (Leonard Cohen, Eric Johnson, Robben Ford, Jennifer Warnes, Dixie Chicks)
    Roscoe Beck
  • Radial JDV with Alain Caron
    Alain Caron

    "The Radial JDV doesn't change the color of my bass. It retains the instrument's natural character."

    Alain Caron
    (UZEB, Mike Stern, Gino Vanelli, Billy Cobham)
    Alain Caron
  • Radial JDV with Brett Simons
    Brett Simons

    "The JDV's combination of solid, transparent sound, flexible in/out "zone" options and military grade build quality is unparalleled. I love, love, love this box! The DI goes to the desk, amp out hits the amp and I run the isolated aux to my pedalboard whose output meets the JDI. Stand back and behold!!!"

    Brett Simons
    (Melissa Etheridge, Brian Wilson, Fiona Apple, Liz Phair, Anastacia)
    Brett Simons
  • Radial JDV with Dan Rothchild
    Dan Rothchild

    "The Radial JDV lifts the veil, and gives you just the wide-open sound of the instrument itself - with focus, clarity, and headroom. In a big PA, the difference is a revelation. In the studio, it is equally stellar. Ever since I plugged in, I haven't used anything else."

    Dan Rothchild
    (Bassist - Mika, Melissa Etheridge,Beck, Shakira, Sheryl Crow, Fiona Apple)
    Dan Rothchild
  • Radial JDV with Jonathan Noyce
    Jonathan Noyce

    "My Radial gear is in use a lot. The JDV and JDI come out on sessions and the Bassbone is a permanent part of my live pedalboard set-up. I'm very happy with all three. They're functional, rugged and sound great. Perfect!"

    Jonathan Noyce
    (Bassist - Jethro Tull, Gary Moore, Rick Wakeman)
    Jon Noyce
  • Radial JDV with Paul Bushnell
    Paul Bushnell

    "On sessions in the past, when I was asked 'Do you have a DI with you?' my answer used to always be 'Use whatever you've got.' Now, I say 'No thanks.' because I use the Radial JDV direct box on everything I do!"

    Paul Bushnell
    (Faith Hill, Tim Mcgraw, Ednaswap, Shakira, Daughtry, Elton John, Phil Collins, Sugarland, LL Cool J, Tracy Chapman, Luciano Pavarotti)
    Paul Bushnell
  • Radial JDV with Justin Meldal-Johnsen
    Justin Meldal-Johnsen

    "This is the DI (Radial JDV) I've been looking for - clean, round, pure bass tone, with no fuss whatsoever. Exquisite build quality, yet is highly portable - probably the only high-end DI that will fit into my gig bags. Nice job, Radial!"

    Justin Meldal-Johnsen
    (Beck, Ima Robot, Air, Garbage, Tori Amos, Black Eyed Peas, Macy Gray)
    Justin Meldal-Johnsen
Radial JDV™ Super DI

Radial JDV™ Super Direct Box

Part No. R800 2015 00

  • 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 Mk5 is a high performance active direct box and preamp with two inputs that enables the user to seamlessly transition from one instrument to another while being able to optimize the signal chain no matter what the source.

The design begins with 100% discrete electronics and a unique class-A circuit with zero phase-cancelling negative feedback front-end. This is augmented with Drag™ control load correction that lets you optimize the impedance that is being applied to the pickup along with extra rail voltage for an abundance of headroom. The result is virtually zero harmonic, phase and cross-point distortion resulting in the most natural rendering without coloration or artifact of any type.

Central to the design is the JDV's ability to handle any type of instrument. Input-1 is equally well suited for magnetic pickups or active instruments and is equipped with a balanced mic input with 48V phantom to accept instrument-mounted condenser mics. Input-2 adds another dimension with a selectable 10 meg-ohm input to properly load piezo transducers. Both inputs may be active at one time and mixed together using the front panel controls. These can then be phase-aligned using the built-in Radial Phazer for what can only be deemed the most natural sounding reproduction of an acoustic instrument ever.

Extra features include fully variable high-pass filters on each channel to eliminate excessive low frequency resonance, easy-read LED level meters, Jensen Transformer isolated outputs to eliminate hum and buzz caused by ground loops and a +4dB line level output for direct recording. Switching between channels may be done using a front panel switch or via the optional JR-2 remote control.

The Radial JDV Mk5... the only DI you will never hear!

JDV-PRE

Instrument Preamp and Direct Box

FIREFLY

Tube Direct Box

JDI

Passive Direct Box

JDV MK5™ - Applications
JDVMK5 - Two bass guitars
Two bass guitars
Connect two instruments and switch between them using the optional JR-2 A-B footswitch. Adjust the levels to match. Then mute for quiet on-stage tuning using the JR-2 mute footswitch.

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JDVMK5 - Acoustic guitar with a mic and pickup
Acoustic guitar with a mic and pickup
Combine the sound of an under-the-bridge piezo with an instrument mounted microphone. Phase adjust the two sources using the built-in Radial Phazer for the most natural sound ever!
JDVMK5 - Electric and upright bass
Electric and upright bass
Seamlessly switch between your electric bass and acoustic upright. Use either the piezo optimized inputs or the 48V phantom powered mic input to amplify your acoustic bass.