Radial JDX Direct-Drive - Active Guitar Amp Direct Box

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JDX Direct-Drive - Guitar Amp Simulator & DI Box

he JDX Direct-Drive is a unique and powerful device that emulates the sound of a guitar amplifier while doubling as a direct box, providing a realistic amp sound that allows you to play a gig without needing an amp on stage.

Classic amp tones in a compact pedal

The Direct-Drive is an amp simulator designed for your pedalboard, providing a realistic amp tone that can be connected directly to the PA system. Three amplifier voicing options are provided: the first is the popular JDX tone which simulates the sound of an SM57 microphone on a 4x12 cabinet. The second setting is similar in character to a British tube head amplifier, while the remaining tone is modeled after a clean twin combo amp. With three classic voicings available, the Direct-Drive provides a natural amp tone through the PA system and consistency from night to night.

The JDX Direct-Drive is a unique device that simulates the sound of a guitar amplifier while doubling up as a direct box. In other words, with the Direct-Drive on a pedalboard, you can do a gig without carrying an amp to the club or record silently using all of your favorite pedals. The design begins with a ¼” guitar input and passive thru-put to feed a stage amp plus a dedicated tuner output. The signal then passes through a series of filters to create Radial’s signature JDX tone. This is modeled after the sound of a Shure SM57 in front of a Marshall 4-12 cabinet. This is augmented with two amp settings that add the character of a Marshall JCM™ head or Fender Twin™ combo to the mix. These can be further tailored using a presence switch to add extra sparkle. The amp tone signal exits the Direct-Drive via a 1/4” guitar level output and a balanced XLR to feed the PA. The Direct-Drive may be powered using a standard 9V power supply or any typical pedalboard power brick.


• Amp simulation filters with balanced output
• Three amp EQ curves plus bright switch
• Multiple ¼” jacks for plenty of connectivity
• Compact – runs on 9 volts for pedalboards
• Eliminates the need for having an amp on stage
• Eliminates bleed from stage going into audience
• Lets you record quietly using your favorite pedals
• Can be tailored to sound like three different amps
• Perfect for small venue gigs
• Combine with your stage amp for extra tone
• 0ms delay to wedge monitors and in-ears!
• Can use all three outputs at once
• Construction: 14-gauge steel chassis and outer shell
• Size (L x W x D): 4.75" x 3.625" x 2"
• Shipping weight: 1.6 lbs.
• Power: 40mA, 9VDC (center pin negative)
• Conditions: For use in dry locations only between 5°C and 40°C
• Warranty: Radial 3-year, transferable