Radial Engineering Ltd. introduces the JR-1 remote - a compact footswitch that is available in choice of latching or momentary formats.
According to Radial's Senior Engineer Dan Fraser: "The thing about R&D is that once you get started on a project, it is almost like opening up a rabbit hole. As you dig deeper, ideas begin to surface and the next thing you know, the product morphs in both size, features and of course application. When developing the Relay Xo it became abundantly clear that we had to produce a remote footswitch control with XLR connectors. Professional touring bands prefer these over guitar cables as they lock into place. The JR-1 is an incredibly simple device that is purpose driven and does exactly what it is supposed to do: make something switch."
The compact JR-1 features choice of XLR and ¼" remote outputs to suit various setups and can be ordered with choice of a latching or momentary footswitch. As the JR-1 is completely passive, no power is needed to make it work. One simply plugs in and stomps.
Made from 14 gauge steel with powder coated finish, the JR-1 is made tough to handle the rigors of professional touring. As with all Radial products, the JR-1 is made in Canada and comes with a 3-year transferable warranty.
The JR-1L and JR-1M will start shipping in March 2014.