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Radial ProD2 stereo DI box

14/03/2017 Leave a comment

I have an SM Pro DJDI stereo DI box that I am very happy with. It has been through so many events with me and makes my controller sound totally great all the time. But now that it is getting old, I decided to get a new DI box for my controller. I thought of getting the Palmer stereo DI but decided to get something that sounds even better. That is when I chanced upon this Radial ProD2 stereo DI box and I think that is the next one I am going to get. According to what I got from Radial’s website:

The Radial ProD2 is a compact stereo direct box developed specifically to address the needs and challenges of interfacing a stereo keyboard to a professional audio system. This passive DI features two independent channels with separate inputs and thru-puts for the artist’s stage amp and two fully isolated outputs for the PA system.

At the heart of the design are two high performance Eclipse ET-DB2 transformers. These deliver 20Hz to 20kHz performance with less than 1.5dB deviation above 18kHz and are able to withstand tremendous signal levels without distortion. Unlike active circuits that overload when the signal exceeds the rail voltage, transformers saturate. This creates a pleasing effect that naturally rounds out the tone, acting like a subtle limiter which is particularly advantageous when interfacing the ProD2 with digital pianos, samplers and drum machines that can produce excessive dynamics. Transformers are particularly adept at eliminating hum and buzz caused by ground loops.

As with all Radial products, the ProD2 is built tough to handle the rigors of professional touring. A 14-gauge steel ultra rigid i-beam skeleton frame eliminates opportunity from outside stress to flex the sensitive PC board and cause premature solder joint failure. The innovative book-end design creates a protective zone around the connectors and switches further increasing lifespan. And a full bottom no-slip pad adds mechanical isolation and electrical insulation to further reduce opportunity for noise.

The Radial ProD2’s warm sound, legendary build quality and compact design have made it the most popular stereo direct box made today.

Radial DI boxes are legends in the audio world and I dare say that this one will suit me well. One thing I like about their transformers within the DI box is that they are encased in cases with Faraday shields. They are a little pricey but I think you get what you pay for…and that is excellent sound

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Radial ProAV2™ Multimedia DI box

02/11/2015 Leave a comment

One of my clients has this DI box and I must say that I am a fan of the versatility this DI box offers. This ProAV2 is a passive direct box that delivers two discrete channels where full stereo functionality is required. This DI box has been dubbed by Radial has  having been equipped with a ‘Swiss Army’ array of connectivity options including 1/4″ inputs for instruments, RCA and 3.5mm (1/8″) connectors for CD players, iPods, video decks and computers. The front panel connectors can also be used as thru-puts to allow multiple patch points. This is very useful indeed if someone , at an event, wants to hook up their laptop or iPod to play music. This is on my wish-list but the price, well, ain’t cheap. I suppose you do pay for quality.

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Radial JDI passive DI box

25/02/2012 Leave a comment

A musician was using this in the club that I was spinning at. It looked pretty big and obstrusive. So I decided to do some reasearch on this DI box. It seems that this is the best passie DI bx that money can by. It uses Jensen transformers in it. This DI box is not cheap. It costs about US$199. But I was told that this DI box lasts a long time. I suppose that one has to pay for quality.

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