Radial Engineering J 48

Active DI Box

  • Connectors: Jack in/thru, XLR out
  • Merge function
  • - 15 dB pad
  • Low cut
  • Phase reverse
  • Ground/Lift
  • Operates with 48V phantom power

Further Information

Multi-Channel Unit No
Active / Passive Active
19" No
Pad switchable Yes
Gnd/Lift switchable Yes
Powered by battery No
Speaker Simulation No

These are other customers' choices:

Customers who looked at this item have bought these:

Radial Engineering J 48
36% bought this exact product
Radial Engineering J 48
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
199 € Add to Basket
BSS AR133
7% bought BSS AR133 88 €
Radial Engineering Pro D2
7% bought Radial Engineering Pro D2 175 €
Palmer DACCAPO
6% bought Palmer DACCAPO 64 €
Palmer PAN 01
5% bought Palmer PAN 01 36 €
Our most popular DI Boxes
112 Customer Ratings
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
4.9 /5
  • features
  • sound
  • quality
Total
features
sound
quality
good, but coloured
Kar0l, 30.03.2018
I?ve been looking for a new DI for tracking bass and guitar. After some hefty research, I narrowed my options down to the following:

- BSS AR133 (EUR 105,-)
- Radial J48 EUR (235,-)
- Neve RNDI (EUR 299,-)


I plugged my Ibanez SR650 into each of these DI?s, into my Focusrite 44. I tracked some parts in both active and passive setting. My findings:

BSS AR133: It doesn?t look very slick. With its huge rubber sides, it does look indestructable. The sound is clear and transparent, with very low noise.

Radial J48: It looks good, and also definitely feels sturdy enough. The sound is noticably warmer than the BSS, more analogue sounding. It sounds great, but definitely coloured.

Neve RNDI: Looks wise, this is clearly the winner of the three. Like the BSS, it sounds very clear, even, and moderate in the lows.

The BSS and the Neve sound the most natural and clear, which is what I am looking for in a DI. I want the cleanest sound possible to feed to a pre-amp. However, the sound difference between these two is very small to my ears. So small, that it doesn?t warrant the price difference.

Hence, my choice is the BSS AR133. It sounds great, is super sturdy, and very affordable. Recommended!
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality
Best DI box
Fintan Campbell, 18.06.2020
I spent weeks researching the best DI box to buy and out of all the various reviews, demos and various top 10 lists, this DI came up trumps every time. Yes you can get cheaper DI boxes but nothing compares to the form, functionality and sound quality of this box, and when professional engineers say they're still using the same box 20 years on, you know its a worthwhile investment. Buy once; buy right; buy this box.

The DI is loud, clear and high fidelity. I'm currently using it to record guitars for our first album while having the facility to reamp them at a later date should we need to. You can send the signal through to the amp and also take a DI incase it's not exactly the sound you're after which stands to save us thousands of pounds so we're not using the studio to get the perfect take, instead we can use the studio to tweaking the tone on takes we already have. After lockdown, when we can get back in to rehearsal I'll also be using it live to sum stereo synth outputs to one xlr for live too
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality
Great utility for home studio recording and live performance
imreych, 19.06.2020
Many consider a DI box to get a good DI in recording or during live performance. Others want the ability reduce noise by shifting to balanced XLRs on the way into a mixer or flipping polarity to reduce feedback problems. This unit can deliver all that. But, there is more that you can do with this small box. For example, if you are recording bass or hot electric guitars (incl. passive ones) and have had troubles with clipping -- or have to set your input fader so low that it loses all its sensitivity -- consider buying this box. The low cut filter and the 15dB pad options can alone help you obtain better gain staging. What makes this stand out from others? Well, Phantom powering, versatility (thx to its lower input impedance), rigid protection, and noiseless operation, to name a few.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality
Bass players must have
UncleMatt, 16.06.2020
What a difference this thing made on my sound, I'm impressed!
Some users say that it affects the sound, not sure about that, but I don't have enough experience on DIs to judge.
In the end the overall sound I get with all my basses is nice and clear, and this is what I was looking for. I'd like to thanks Thomann for the always perfect service and also all users who helped me to choose what was right for me. I always read all feedbacks before buying!
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
199 €
Including VAT; Excluding 20 € shipping
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times

Delivery approx. between Monday, 1.02. and Tuesday, 2.02.

Share This Product
Your Contacts
Phone: +49-9546-9223-35
FAX: +49-9546-9223-24
Phone: +49-9546-9223-30
FAX: +49-9546-922328
Phone: +49-9546-9223-20
FAX: +49-9546-9223-24
Online Guides
Recording E-Guitars
Recording E-Guitars
Our aim is to explain the basic process of recording the electric guitar!
Online Guides
DI Boxes
DI Boxes
While we could go into more and more detail about DI boxes and their inner workings, at some stage it’s best to get some hands-on experience!
 
 
 
 
 
Downloads
 
 
 
 
 
test results:
* The prices shown include VAT. and are valid as long as stocks last. Please click here for international shipping rates. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. All invoices will be issued in EUR.
Feedback Found an error or want to give us feedback about this page?

We're looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.