Radial Tonebone Headload V8 Guitar Amp Load Box

$1,380.00 (excluding VAT)

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Estimated delivery: 30th Aug. - 4th Sep.

2 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

2 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

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Estimated delivery: 30th Aug. - 4th Sep.

2 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

2 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

Once the product is delivered, you have 30 days to decide that you definitely want to keep it. If you decide it is not suitable for any reason, you can return it back to us for replacement or full refund, including standard delivery charges.

All Products are new unless stated, and include a minimum of 2 years warranty.

Some items are only eligible for money back guarantee if they are returned to us unused and sealed in the original packaging, and in the case of software, unregistered. These items include:

  • Software
  • CDs & DVDs
  • In-ear Monitors
  • Earplugs and Ear Protection
  • Mouthpieces, Reeds etc… for Woodwind and Brass instruments
  • Mouth / Lip Care Products

We are unable to accept returns of any custom made items designed to work together as a unique package, such as computer system built to a customer’s personal specifications. Exceptions may only be possible with prior agreement of the vendor, and may be subject to a cancellation fee.

  • 8 Ohm Guitar Speaker Attenuator & Simulator Combination
  • Capable Of Safely Handling Up To 130W RMS Power (180W Peak)
  • Built-In Radial JDX Reactor & Radial Phazer For Direct Recording
  • Low/High Shelving EQ For Fine-Tuning The Radial JDX Output
  • 14-Gauge Steel Chassis & Outer Shell With Powder-Coated Finish

Radial Tonebone Headload V8 Guitar Amp Load Box

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The Radial Tonebone Headload V8 Guitar Amp Load Box is the ultimate combination of a guitar cabinet speaker attenuator and simulator. Capable of safely handling up to 130W of RMS power (180W peak), the Headload V8 is an 8 Ohm load box with a built-in Radial JDX Reactor and Radial Phazer for high-performance direct recording. The Headload allows you to achieve exceptional tone and sonic performance from your amplifier at low volumes, making it perfect for both studio and live scenarios. The 100 percent discrete design is fan-cooled with additional front vents, and boasts adjustable load from 100 percent down to 0 percent, with additional power control from 0 to 20 percent with the RANGE control. An active High/Low shelving EQ and cabinet emulation section ensures you find the perfect sound, whilst the 14-gauge steel chassis and outer shell provide incredible protection and reliability.

Product Ref: 43256

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Potential Applications

  • Reducing SPL On Stage: The Headload enables you to reduce the output level going to your speaker cabinet resulting in a much more controlled stage sound. This in turn provides a sound that is much easier for the sound engineer to mix, as well as creating a much more balanced performance
  • Recording Without Any Sound: The Headload can be used as a 'dummy load' by switching off your speakers, allowing you to capture audio in complete silence using the built-in Radial JDX Reactor. This is perfect for electric guitars and basses
  • Combining With A Mic For Phenomenal Tone: The direct feed from the JDX can be combined with a microphone. These two signals can then be phase-aligned using the built-in Radial Phazer. The result is truly astounding tonal characteristics

Features

  • Robust speaker attenuator and simulator combination
  • Safely handles up to 130W RMS (180W peak)
  • Radial JDX Reactor and Phazer built-in for direct recording
  • Phenomenal tone from your amplifier at low volumes
  • Front vents allow cool air to circulate - driven by the rear-mounted fan
  • Low/High shelving EQ for fine-tuning the JDX output to suit your recording or live monitoring needs
  • Removable handle ideal for use with the optional rack-mount kit (rack-mount kit not included)
  • Rear mounted fan keeps the Headload cool and prevents overheating
  • Optional 19'' rack rail adaptors are available for the Headload (not included, must be purchased separately)

Specifications

  • Audio Circuit Type: Passive attenuation circuit with active equalization
  • Frequency Response: 90Hz at -3dB to 4kHz at -6dB
    • Low EQ: +/-9dB at 80Hz
    • High EQ: +/-9dB at 6kHz
  • Low & High Resonance: 60Hz & 6.5kHz, shelving filter 6dB/octave slope
    • +12dB at 20 percent load setting
    • +9dB at 40 percent load setting
    • +6dB at 60 percent load setting
    • +3dB at 80 percent load setting
    • None at 100 percent load setting
  • Headphone Output Power: 400mW into 32 Ohms
  • Headphones Impedance: 32 Ohms or higher recommended
  • Gain: -40dB typical
  • Intermodulation Distortion: <0.05 percent
  • Noise: -104dBu unweighted
  • Input Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Output Impedance: 250 Ohms
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: <0.05 percent
  • Gain Reduction: Variable from 100 percent to 0 percent
  • Equalization: Low and high frequency shelving
  • Load: 8 Ohms
  • Construction: 14-gauge steel chassis and outer shell
  • Finish: Conditions: For use in dry locations only between 5°C and 40°C
  • Power: Radial +/-15V 4-pin 500mA power supply
  • Size (L x W x D): 6.05'' x 12'' x 3.45'' / 154mm x 305mm x 87.6mm
  • Weight: 8lbs / 3.63kg

Connectivity & Controls

  • LOW/HIGH: Shelving EQ used for fine-tuning the JDX output
  • PHAZER ON: Turns on the phase adjustment tool
  • SHIFT: Analog phase-shift control enables adjustments between 0 to 180°, and 181 to 360°
  • HEADPHONE: Headphone output with dedicated level control
  • 180/360: Toggles the phase shift range from 0-180 to 181-360
  • VOICING: Rotary switch that lets you choose between 6 cabinet emulation preset curves
  • PWR: Power-ON LED that lets you know the power supply is properly connected
  • LOAD: Six-position rotary switch sets the power reduction from 100 percent down to OFF
  • RANGE: Lets you fine-tune the power level when set below 20 percent for greater control
  • RESONANCE: Enhances the EQ curve to compensate for the tone shift when the speaker level is reduced
  • 180° POLARITY: Polarity reverse used to offset phase anomalies when combining the Headload with the PA system
  • FROM AMPLIFIER: 1/4'' jack used to connect from the guitar amplifier output to the Headload
  • LEVEL: Used to set the POST-JDX and PRE-JDX unbalanced output levels
  • TO SPEAKERS A/B: 1/4'' jacks used to connect from the Headload to the guitar amp speaker cabinet
  • POWER SUPPLY: External power supply provides nearly 600mA of current to the three modules
  • UNBAL-1: Direct feed from the amp used to send a pre-JDX signal to additional equipment
  • UNBAL-2: Post-JDX and EQ direct output used to feed additional equipment after it has been processed by the Headload
  • JDX POST-EQ/MONITOR OUTPUT: Captures the sound after the EQ for direct recording, feeding stage monitors, or feeding IEMs
  • LIFT: Lifts pin-1 on the PRE-EQ/PA OUTPUT XLR to help eliminate ground loops
  • JDX PRE-EQ/PA OUTPUT: Captures the sound from the JDX signal before the EQ - transformer isolated to eliminate hum and buzz caused by ground loops
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