Radial J33 Reviews4.2/5.0 based on 3 customer reviews
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from St Louis, MO
December 15, 2012Music Background:
Studio and Live Recording Engineer
Radial J33--Gerat Sounding Turntable Interface!One of the services I offer in my studio is conversion of vinyl records to digital recordings--particularly if the record has never been commercially released on CD. I've been using the J33 for several months and it is the perfect interface for this work. Most importantly, it sounds fantastic matched with a great turntable--properly balanced across the audio spectrum with very solid low end and a well-defined and clean top end. My clients have said their records never sounded better!! Like other Radial products, it is very solidly built with no compromise in quality. It made me bring out my own favorite Mobile Fidelity Original Master Recording records (I have a bunch of them) just for the joy of listening to high-end vinyl again! It's amazing! Whether you transcribe analog for clients or not, this interface is worth it just for your own listening pleasure! Highly recommended!
Meghan at Hollywood Recording Studio
from Hollywood CA
July 8, 2011Music Background:
Really nice sounding boxAfter experimenting with a handful of phono preamps, I finally went ahead and put in the extra cash for the J33. It was absolutely awesome. I've been putting my old vinyl through this, and then into a pair of Neve 1073s - and the results are awesome!
Tom D. Stephenson
from Seattle, WA USA
April 25, 2013Music Background:
Live Sound Engineer
48V Phantom Power limitationsThe preamp sounds and works great. I bought this as a replacement for my Teac PA4 and appreciate its small footprint. Connections are tight and secure and the box is solid. However I used it with my Spirit Live 4² board - powering it from the board's 48V. This was the only item on the circuit and within a couple of days the phantom power on my board burned out. I took my power supply in for service and confirmed the resistor was toasted. It may have been the straw that broke the camel's back after years of trouble-free use, but I'll stick with the wall wart from now on...