The Headload is a combination load box and attenuator that is capable of handling up to 130-watts RMS of continuous power and peaks of 180 watts. Ins...Click To Read More About This Product
Combination speaker attenuator and simulator that safely handles up to 130 watts RMS.
The Headload is a combination load box and attenuator that is capable of handling up to 130-watts RMS of continuous power and peaks of 180 watts. Inserted between the head and cabinet, it allows the guitar amp to be driven hard while reducing the output level to reduce the sound pressure on stage or provide the means for quiet recording in the studio. This enables the artist to optimize the tone from the guitar amplifier without having to perform at ear-blistering levels.
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 8 ohms, the Headload is possibly the most useful load box ever made.
Radial JDX Reactor and Phazer for direct recording
Delivers great tone from your amp at low volume
Front vents allow cool air to circulate, driving by rear-mounted fan
Shelving EQ Control used to fine-tune the JDX output to suit your recording or live monitoring needs
Removable handle for rack mounting
Analog phase-shift control lets you adjust between 0-180 degrees and 181-360 degrees
Resonance enhacnes the EQ curve to compensate for the tone shift when the speaker level is reduced
Range Control knob lets you fine-tune the power level when set below 20% for greater control
Load Control knob is a six-positions rotary switch that sets the power reduction from 100% down to OFF
Rotary switch lets you chose between six cabinet emulation prest curves
180/360 button toggles the phase shift from 0-180 to 181-360 degree
Phase adjustment tool
Analog phase-shift control lets you adjust between 0-180 to 181-360 degree
1/4" out jack for connection to amp
1/4" out jacks for connecting to speaker cab
1/4" in jacks for connection from guitar
Reverse polarity to offset phase anamolies when combining Headload with PA system
JDX Pre-EQ/PA Output captures the sound from the JDX signla before the EQ - transformer isolated to eliminate hum and buzz caused by ground loops
JDX Post-EQ/Monitor Output captures the sound after the EQ for direct recording, feeding stage monitors or in-ear monitors
Lift to eliminate ground loops
Unbalanced Post JDX and EQ direct output used to feed additional gear after it has been processed by the Headload
Unbalanced direct feed from the amp used to send a pre-JDX signal to additional gear
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