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Radial Engineering J+4 Active stereo -10dB unbalanced to +4dB balanced converter

Radial Engineering J+4 Active stereo -10dB unbalanced to +4dB balanced converter

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Mfg Model : R800 8015
UPC: 676101039692

Availability: Yes, In stock
Product Code : JPLUS4

J+4 Active stereo -10dB unbalanced to +4dB balanced converter, Radial

The Radial J+4 is a stereo interface designed to accept consumer level -10dB unbalanced high impedance signals and convert them to +4dB balanced low impedance signals for easy manipulation in professional level environments such as broadcast, recording studios and live touring.

Careful attention has been paid to eliminate noise by combining the advantages of active signal buffering with transformer isolation. The J+4 delivers better than 95dB signal to noise while ensuring hum and buzz caused by ground loops along with spurious noise from clocking does not pollute the signal path. Controls have been kept to a minimum.

This includes a stereo level control, high pass (low cut filter) and ground lift.

A selection of input connectors include a stacked set of �`` jacks for DJ mixers or keyboards, RCA's for CD players and a mini 3.5mm for I-pods.

As with all Radial products, the Radial J+4 is built tough to handle the extreme rigors of professional touring. A unique 14-gauge steel I-beam inner frame ensures the sensitive PC board will not be subjected to outside stress which could potentially cause solder joints to fail. An innovative book-end outer shell creates protective zones around the sensitive controls, switches and connectors to further improve dependability while a full bottom no-slip pad provides both mechanical and electrical isolation.

The Radial J+4 balanced line driver delivers exceptional sonic performance, plenty of headroom and ultra low noise making it the ideal companion in today's more demanding professional audio systems.

Using the J+4

Designed to be plug & play simple, the Radial J+4 is extremely easy to use. It features choice of ��, RCA and 3.5mm stereo inputs and standard 3 pin balanced XLR outputs.

Connections & Powering Up
Before making connections, start by making sure all audio system levels are either turned off or volume down to avoid any connection popping that could harm your speakers.

Connect the 15VDC power supply. Note that the J+4 comes equipped with its own power supply. If yours gets lost or damaged, make sure you replace it with an original Radial power supply as the output and polarity are properly matched. Once the power is connected the front panel power-on LED will illuminate.

Connect the desired source device (ie: a CD player, i-Pod, computer sound card, DJ mixer) to the stereo input jacks. Connect the XLR outputs to your mixing console. Keep in mind that the J+4 produces a line level output. This means that you can bypass the preamp stage on your mixer or even drive a power amplifier directly from the J+4.

It is always a good idea to test the audio at low levels to make sure all your connections are working. Set the level control on the J+4 to zero or all the way counter-clockwise to 7 o�clock. Turn on the source device (example: CD player). Bring up the level on your audio system and slowly increase the level on the J+4. Listen. If you hear distortion, check to make sure the J+4 is not overdriving your console. If you hear hum or buzz, try lifting the ground switch this lifts the ground on both XLR outputs. You should be ready to go.

High Pass Filter
The Radial J+4 is equipped with a handy high-pass filter that is used to cut low frequencies below 100Hz. This provides several important benefits. First and foremost, when playing back audio tracks through a PA system, excessive bottom end can produce low frequency resonance which in turn can cause run-away feedback. It is also important to note that bass frequencies contain significantly more energy than higher frequencies. Reducing bass content can dramatically increase your system�s dynamic range. Finally, by reducing unneeded low frequencies, it really helps clean up the mix.

J+4 Specifications
Frequency response:
10Hz ~ 20kHz (+/- 1dB � -3dB at 40kHz)
Signal to noise: 100dB
Input level: -10dBu typical
Maximum input level: +17dBu
Maximum output level: +15dBu
Dynamic range: 100dBu
Total harmonic distortion + noise: 0.004% (-10dBu input, +4dBu output)
Channel separation: >90dB
Self noise: -95dBu
Input impedance: 10k-Ohms
Output impedance: 600-Ohms typical
High pass filter (low cut): -3dB at 100Hz
XLR configuration: AES standard� pin-1 ground, pin-2 hot
Power Requirement: 15VDC 400mA center positive - 30mA draw
power supply included
14 gauge steel chassis and outer shell, baked enamel finish
3.3" x 5.0" x 2"
(84 x 127 x 48mm)
1.55 lb (720 g)
Warranty: Radial 3-year, transferable

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