Radial Engineering announces the new LX3 passive line splitter.
The Radial LX3 is designed to send one audio signal to as many as three destinations at once. Completely passive with no need for power, you simply plug in and the LX3 goes to work delivering your audio wherever it needs to go.
The heart of the LX3 is a Jensen transformer, which provides two isolated outputs to eliminate hum and buzz from ground loops, along with a third direct output. All three XLR outputs feature ground lift switches for additional suppression of noise, and an input pad allows you to connect super high line output levels without oversaturating the audio transformer in the LX3.
The input of the LX3 features an XLR/TRS combo jack, which allows you to connect via balanced or unbalanced cables; the LX3 will automatically balance the signal at the isolated outputs, preventing interference and signal degradation over long cable runs.
Like all Radial products, the LX3 is built rugged to handle years of abuse on the road, with heavy-duty 14-gauge steel construction. A book-end design creates a protective housing around the connectors and switches to prevent damage even in a harsh concert touring environment, and an internal I-beam frame makes it almost impossible to torque the circuit board and damage solder joints.
The LX3 can be mounted in a Radial J-Rak, allowing up to 8 units to be rack-mounted together or combined with other compatible Radial DI boxes for a streamlined setup. Typical applications include splitting the signal in the studio to send to multiple effects, feeding a console output to a number of recording devices, or even splitting a signal on a live stage to multiple monitors or headphone mixers.