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A custom output meter provides a level check at a glance, with oversized chrome knobs for precise adjustments and easy tweaking on-the-fly. The HDI is a stunning standalone unit, but it also comes complete with mounting hardware to install in standard 19\" equipment racks. One or two HDI's can be installed side-by-side in a 2RU rack space, and like all Radial products, they are built with rugged components and designed to easily withstand the rigors of concert touring.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBehind the Design\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eWhile the HDI is incredibly easy to use - requiring only a few seconds to achieve great-sounding results - both the design philosophy and the under-the-hood processes at work are anything but simple. 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Radial Engineering HDI DI Box with Color Control & Opto Compressor

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Product Description

The Radial HDI Direct Box is a studio-quality direct box designed to create exceptional recordings with any instrument, utilizing premium Jensen transformers and a unique Color control that provides an entirely new yet familiar-sounding sonic palette to experiment with.

Despite the complex circuitry housed within the unit, the HDI has an elegant set of controls that allows the musician or engineer to dial up a record-ready sound with a minimal amount of tweaking required. The Level control drives the inputs of the HDI with instant visual feedback from the responsive front panel meter, while the Color knob provides seamless blending between an ultra-clean tone and amp-style distortion and saturation, so you can add just the right amount of character and grit to your instrument. A smooth Opto compressor can be engaged to control the peaks of the input signal, and a High-Pass Filter clears up any excessive low frequencies added by the Color control. Lastly, a Presence control accentuates the highs and high-mids, providing the ability to cut through the mix with results that are sure to impress.

Looks and Personality
With its gunmetal anodized 1/4" thick milled front panel and distinctive styling reminiscent of classic outboard studio equipment, the HDI is sure to turn heads in any recording space. A custom output meter provides a level check at a glance, with oversized chrome knobs for precise adjustments and easy tweaking on-the-fly. The HDI is a stunning standalone unit, but it also comes complete with mounting hardware to install in standard 19" equipment racks. One or two HDI's can be installed side-by-side in a 2RU rack space, and like all Radial products, they are built with rugged components and designed to easily withstand the rigors of concert touring.

Behind the Design
While the HDI is incredibly easy to use - requiring only a few seconds to achieve great-sounding results - both the design philosophy and the under-the-hood processes at work are anything but simple. Click here to read an interview with the HDI's designer, W.C. "Hutch" Hutchison for an in-depth look at how the HDI came to be and what makes its circuitry so unique.

Radial HDI Direct Box Features

  • Dial in an amazing tone within seconds
  • Blend from ultra-clean to amp-like distortion
  • Smooth Opto compressor for peak reduction
  • Mic and line-level outputs
  • Oversized custom-wound Jensen transformer

Radial HDI Direct Box Specifications

  • Frequency response: Line Output: 1Hz ~ 100kHz +0.25/-3dB, 20Hz ~ 20kHz +/-0.1dB Mic Output: 1Hz ~ 100kHz +0.25/-3dB, 20Hz ~ 20kHz +/-0.1dB
  • Dynamic range: 112dB (20-20k, unweighted, referred to +25dBu)
  • Gain: Min Gain (Level CCW): -3dB Max Gain (Level CW): +31dB
  • Total harmonic distortion: 0.3% @20Hz, 0.22% @100Hz, 0.01% @1kHz (+4dBu In)
  • Signal to Noise: 91dB (20-20k, unweighted, referred to +4dBu)
  • Maximum Input: 1/4" TS: +5dBu, 3 VAC RMS, 8.4 V Peak to Peak 3.5mm: +25dBu, 7 VAC RMS, 20V Peak to Peak (Level @ 12:00)
  • Maximum Output: Line Level XLR: +25dBu (1% THD at 1kHz) Mic Level XLR: +3.7dBu (1% THD at 1kHz) 1/4" Processed Out: +8dBu (Approx. unity gain with Level @ 12:00)
  • Input Connectors: 1/4” TS (front and rear), 3.5mm Synth
  • Output Connectors: XLR Line / Mic, 1/4” TS Processed, 1/4” TS Thru
  • Construction: 14 gauge steel chassis, 1/2” aluminum front panel
  • Size (L x W x D): 8.25” x 8.25” x 3.5”
  • Weight: 5.05lbs
  • Power: 100-200VAC 0.45A ~ 50/60Hz

Welcome to ScitScat Music!

Scitscat's aim is to please and have been doing just that since 1994, over 100,000 Internet and store transactions in that time.

Music is our love and we have GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) just like you. We buy studios, closeouts, and other gear in quantity and pass the savings on to you, our customers and friends.

We are musicians who write, record, produce, and play live just like you! We absolutely love music.

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