Radial Engineering is well known in the live sound and studio audio industries for its direct boxes, interfaces, switches, cables and snakes.
The Skinny: Adding to its line of products, the Canadian manufacturer has just announced its latest StageBug product, the StageBug SB-48UB Phantom Power Supply.
The Specs: Radial explains the StageBug SB-48UB Phantom Power Supply is designed to allow guitar players, bass players and mandolin players to connect a condenser microphone to one of the company’s PZ-Pre or PZ-Deluxe preamplifiers. The value of this configuration, according to Radial, is that it enables musicians and FOH engineers to reliably vary their tonal capabilities.
“Over the past couple of years we have seen a tremendous take up of the PZ-Pre on professional stages, particularly with blue-grass instruments [such as] acoustic guitars and upright basses,” notes Nancy Smith, mechanical designer, Radial Engineering. “Since the PZ-Pre is able to combine two inputs using a blend function, one can mix two types of pickups together to create the sound. This has led to the demand to combine a condenser microphone with a pickup.”
“The SB-48UB takes the balanced input from a condenser and supplies it with 48-volt phantom power,” he continues. “It also outputs an unbalanced signal that is appropriate for the PZ-Pre and the more affordable PZ-Deluxe. This opens the door for artists to use their favorite mic with their favorite preamp pedal.”
Solutions: The $150 Radial Engineering StageBug SB-48UB Phantom Power Supply can be used in studio and live stage environments.