The Radial Headload is a Guitar Amp Load Box allowing you to attenuate the signal from the amplifier to the cabinet without loosing the gain created by driving the amplifier hard. The Radial Headload can also function as a direct output having being fitted out with an internal JDX DI Box! The Radial Headroom allows you to time-align the direct signal and the signal from the microphone on the cabinet via the Radial Phazer.
- Combination speaker attenuator and simulator - Safely handles up to 130 watts RMS (180 peak) - Radial JDX Reactor and Phazer for direct recording - Delivers great tone from your amp at low volume
The 100% discrete fan-cooled design begins with a series of cement encrusted, epoxy coated copper resistor coils that are controlled via a 6-position rotary switch to set the desired power reduction from 100% down to 20%. A trim control provides fine adjustment when below 20%. The Headload output can be turned off for quiet on-stage use, recording or when practicing using the built-in headphone amplifier.
In order to ensure greater consistency from gig to gig, the Headload is equipped with a Radial JDX Reactor direct box. This captures both the signal from the head plus the reactive load from the speaker cabinet for a more natural tone. The JDX has gained tremendous popularity with users as diverse as Megadeth, Aerosmith, Rascal Flatts, Sting and Radiohead. For engineers that prefer to combine a direct feed with a microphone, the Headload has also been equipped with a Radial Phazer – phase adjustment tool. This lets you time-align the JDX direct feed with the microphone to deliver incredibly natural tones, or when pushed to extreme, create over the top effects. The JDX direct output may also be tailored to suit with a 6 position voicing switch to select from various cabinet emulation presets and fine tuned using a 2-band EQ to tame overly bright amps.
Available now in 4, 8 and 16 ohms, the Headload is quite likely the most useful load box ever made.
Radial Headload TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
Power: Radial +/-15V 400mA power supply Construction: 14 gauge steel chassis & outer shell Finish: Durable powder coat Size: (L x W x D) 6.05" x 12" x 3.45" (154mm x 305mm x 87.6mm) Weight: 8lbs. (3.63kg) Shipping size: (L x W x D) 8" x 14" x 5" (203mm x 365mm x 127mm) Shipping weight: 10lbs. (4.5kg) Conditions: For use in dry locations only between 5°C and 40°C Warranty: Radial 3 year transferable
Specifications are subject to change without notice.