Radial Engineering Ltd. launches the JR2-DT remote - a dual function control switch that enables the user to A/B toggle devices, such as the Radial SW4 and SW8, from the comfort of a desk-top position or remotely mute the system.
According to Radial Custom Shop Manager Ryan Juchnowski: "Since we launched the Radial SW8 backing track switcher, we have had several requests to produce a custom remote control to enable the user to reach over to switch from one backing track to the other should one of the playback systems fail. We figured that since we were building an updated version of the SW8, it was the perfect time to produce an off-the-shelf solution. The JR2-DT is super compact, uses a standard XLR as the cable interface and is plug and play easy to use!"
The compact JR2-DT (desk top) features choice of XLR and ¼" remote outputs to suit various setups. There are two switches on the top panel: one switch is labelled A or B, the other mute. Each switch is a latching type that stays engaged until it is depressed a second time. On-board LEDs illuminate to let you know status. These derive their power from the Radial device that is connected, eliminating the need for batteries or local power supply. Construction is 16 gauge steel with powder coated finish. As with all Radial products, the JR2-DT is made in Canada and comes with a 3-year transferable warranty.
The JR2-DT will start shipping in March 2014.