Radial Headload Prodigy Combination Load Box and DI

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  • Compact and Robust Load/DI Box
  • Use as a DI via the JDX Reactor
  • Load box with 1 to 20% Attenuation
  • Direct Amp Connection to Recording Interfaces
  • Built in 4 x 12 Cabinet Emulation (Shure SM57 Microphone)

Radial Headload Prodigy Combination Load Box and DI

Details
The Radial Headload Prodigy takes the best features from a classic DI and load box and combines them to create a flexible attenuation and direct box for use in live and studio applications. With the ability to provide 1 to 20% attenuation, 4x12 cabinet emulation, 2 band equalisation, headphone monitoring and versatile output connections the Headload Prodigy if perfect for silent recording, valve amp attenuation and a variety of other scenarios.

Product Ref: 58218

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Three Versatile Applications

The Prodigy may be used in three different ways, depending on the need. First, it may be used as a simple direct box connection via a built-in Radial JDX Reactor. This combines a reactive load with a proprietary filter bank to emulate the tone of a 4 x 12 half stack using a Shure SM57. The second is as a load box where you can attenuate the output from 20% down to 1% for use on quiet stages. Third, the prodigy can be used without a cabinet for completely silent recording. In all cases, the balanced JDX output is available. This is transformer isolated to eliminate hum and buzz caused by ground loops and equipped with a pin-1 ground lift and polarity reverse. One merely connects the head to the Headload Prodigy and the desired speaker output to suit.

EQ and Connectivity

In order to optimize the playing experience for in-ear monitors, a dual band EQ on the front panel is included. To add greater connectivity options, two additional 1/4" outputs are included with one that is post EQ, post JDX, the other pre EQ, pre JDX. These can be used to feed additional amplifiers, effects racks or recording systems and adjusted using the front panel level control. This same control is used to adjust the built-in headphone amplifier.

Robust and Durable Design

Housed in 14-gauge steel, the Headload Prodigy features Radial's unique book-end design that creates protective zones around the switches and controls. An internal I-beam construction adds tremendous rigidity, protecting the internal PC board from torque which could lead to solder joints going cold prematurely. One or two Prodigys may be rack-mounted into a single 19" rack space using an optional rack kit.

Features

  • Compact and Robust Load/DI Box
  • Use as a DI via the JDX Reactor
  • Load box with 1 to 20% Attenuation
  • Allows direct connection to recording interface for silent amp recording
  • Built in 4 x 12 Cabinet Emulation (Shure SM57 Microphone)

Specifications

  • Inputs: 1 x 1/4" Jack (From Amp Speaker Out)
  • Outputs: 1 x 1/4" Jack (Thru), 1 x 1/4" Jack (Attenuated), 1 x XLR (Main), 1 x 1/4" Jack (Post EQ), 1 x 1/4" Jack (Pre-JDX), 1 x 1/4" Headphone
  • Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Input Load (Max): 100 Watts RMS
  • Speaker Emulation: 4 x 12 (Shure SM57 Microphone)
  • EQ: High, Low
  • Speaker Attenuator: 1 - 20%
  • Housing: 14 Gauge Steel
  • Power Requirements: 15V DC (Sold Separately)