Vancouver, BC - Radial Engineering is pleased to announce the Shotgun, a guitar signal distribution amplifier that is able to drive up to four amps simultaneously without introducing the hum and buzz that is typically encountered due to ground loops.
According to Radial Tech Department Specialist Ryan Juchnowski: "Radial has always been known as a solution-based company. A few months ago, we had the opportunity to visit with the stage techs who manage Colin James and Joe Bonamassa's guitar rigs . Colin's set up in mono, Joe's set up in stereo... Both were driving multiple small amps on stage and were experiencing similar problems with tremendous noise due to ground loops and retaining signal integrity in concert settings. We thought it would be cool to provide a single solution that would address both needs. The Shotgun is the result of this effort."
Designed for hi-Z instruments, the Shotgun may be set up for mono use with one input and 4 outputs or in stereo with two inputs and 2 pairs of outputs. Each output is separately buffered and transformer isolated to drive the lower the impedance to reduce susceptibility to noise, drive the signal longer distances for bigger stages, and the isolation eliminates nasty ground loop hum that is almost always present on stage. When used dual as a 1x2 splitter, an innovative Constant Load Correction circuit steps into action to ensure the impedance on the guitar remains consistent.
Compact and made rugged for the road, the Shotgun employs a standard (option) 9V power supply or connection from a pedalboard power brick. Top mounted 180º polarity reverse switches ensure all amps play in phase and ground lift switches further aid in supressing ground loop noise.
The Shotgun will start shipping January 2016. MAP: $169.99 USD.