Fantastic Sound Quality
Overwhelming dynamics and anti-noise performance with ± 15VDC Boost
DYNAX Junction Buffer is on a different level than your typical guitar accessory.
We proudly present our enormous frequency range, precise dynamics and astounding S/N ratio.
What’s so unique about it?
A typical compact effector has a global standard that runs on 9V, but it actually operates at ± 4.5V internally. This actually is the lower limit of the supply voltage when using op-amp ICs used in effectors, and is far from ideal operation voltage.
We paid close attention to this fact and designed the circuit so that each electronic component operates in their most ideal state. As a result the operating voltage is the same as professional audio equipment, set to ±15VDC.
This ensured an enormous frequency range. As a result, it is possible to convey the original dynamics, range, and amount of information that musical instruments originally produced to the next equipment.
The signal output from the pickup installed in an electric guitar is a very weak, high-impedance signal. This signal is very susceptible to noise and is hard to handle. To avoid this, there are active pickups (pickups with preamplifiers), but many guitarists are hesitant about the change in sound quality and the need for a battery to drive the circuit.
The DYNAX junction buffer allows guitarists who prefer a passive pickup to change their signal to one that is less susceptible to noise by lowering the impedance of the guitar signal. Furthermore, the DYNAX Junction Buffer uses a high-speed operational amplifier that is best for high-impedance signals.
By generously using passive components (resistors and capacitors) of higher quality than that is used in high-end audio equipment and sound equipment, we provide sound quality that is not affected by playstyle.
As mentioned earlier, the signal output from an electric guitar is weak. The quality and the length of the cable used cause deterioration of the signal, in other words, a change in sound quality or a drop in amplitude.
This deterioration can be compensated to some extent with an amplifier, but the information originally output from the guitar cannot be restored.
For example if the maximum input signal is 15 V, and it degrades to 3V due to the cable, a normal buffer with the upper limit of 4.5V will only restore the signal to 4.5V, but our Junction Buffer will restore it to the full 15 V. The amplitude ratio and information is all restored.
This is what we mean when we say that the original sound is restored. DYNAX's built-in buffer eliminates this loss regardless of cable length, and provides the sound as if there is direct connection to the amplifier.
The DYNAX Junction Buffer is the first in the industry and in the world to use machining to create its aluminum case. Unlike the cheap die-cast cases used in common effectors, the special high-density type aluminum can dramatically reduce external noise.
For the buffer circuit, which is the core of the DYNAX Junction Buffer, we carefully selected parts with excellent sound quality from all over the world. But we did not compromise on durability either.
Like the vintage historical masterpieces, we ensured that our product will have the best performance even after staying under harsh conditions for extended periods of time.
The DYNAX Junction Buffer is equipped with the input/output terminals necessary for building an effect board in addition to the buffer we take pride in.
・Of course, connect your guitar output
・connect output from the last effector making it easier to set up the stage
The two THRU terminals can be used as audio signal terminals, but can also be used for remote function for external amplifier channel switching via TRS connection.
The DYNAX's buffer’s quality shines through when used for effector boards and also when used before guitar processors, which are becoming mainstream in recent years.
When used before hardware such as Fractal Audio, Neural DSP, Kemper, Helix, or audio interfaces when using DAW-based plug-ins, signal input from guitars and basses passed through the DYNAX buffer can pass on the original range and dynamics of the instrument into the processor.
Having the DYNAX junction buffer makes a significant difference in terms of sound quality, and best conveys the flavor of each instrument.
Inserting the DYNAX junction buffer instead of overdrive pedal or booster pedals in front of vintage amps such as Marshall and Fender or a boutique amp like Dumble, it can be used as an alternative to overdrive or booster, it also acts as a high-quality clean booster.
With a clean buffer performance of ±15V, it is possible to drive the sound without adding nuances to the sound, unlike common overdrive or booster pedals. In addition, it can better convey range and contour.
You can set the gain according to the situation, such as increasing the gain to compensate for losses when the shield is long. If you want to add color to your tube amp, lower the gain.
If you want to "colorize the amp" or "feel contour and range", set the gain trim lower than 12:00.
Conversely, if you want to drive an amp as a booster or boost a drive pedal, set it higher than 12:00.
|Input Impedance||1 MΩ|
|Output Impedance||Over 1 kΩ|
|Control||Gain Trim is installed inside the buffer.|
|Terminal||1/4inch Jack ×6 (Buffer in、Buffer out、THRU)、MIDI THRU、DC9V (center - )|
|Power||DC9V (center - )|
|Current consumption||50 mA|
|Size||112(W) × 60(D) × 33.5(H)mm|