Radial's Service Manager Paul Blake explains: "We sometimes get calls from artists who want to use a clip-on instrument microphone with devices like the popular Radial PZ-Pre acoustic preamp. These are usually condenser mics that require 12V to 48V phantom power to make them work. We thought that it would be a good idea to provide a plug-and-play solution for these users. The SB-48 is just that. You simply plug the SB-48's 15VDC power supply in the wall and it converts the voltage to 48V phantom power, just like a mixing console or studio mic preamp."
The SB-48 Power Bar is a two-channel device that features XLR female inputs and XLR male outputs on each channel. Power is derived from an external 15VDC supply using a non-radiating switcher to generate 48 volts. When active, an easy-to-see LED indicator illuminates to let you know the SB-48 is ready for use. A recessed power switch also lets you change the output voltage from 48 volts to 12 volts should this be needed.
Made from 16-gauge steel and finished in baked enamel, the compact SB-48 is designed to provide years of trouble-free performance on stage or in the studio. As with all Radial products, the SB-48 is made in Canada and covered by a 3-year transferable warranty.
The StageBug SB-48 is now shipping and retails for $100 USD.