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  • Tank Driver with Spring Reverb
  • Tank Driver with Fender Twin
  • Stereo set-up
  • Features
  • Frequency response
  • Long Tank Frequency response
  • Total Harmonic Distortion
  • IMD vs Output
  • Shimmer Control
  • Boom Control

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  1. Super cool Reverb flexibility... 5 Star Review

    Posted by on July 6, 2013

    Wow, what a cool unit... I just happened to have a couple of spare reverb tanks around the studio, and saw this guy in the Radial catalog when I bought one of their 500-series racks. Had to try it. And it rocks! The boom and shimmer eq works beautifully, the drive button is a cool feature-- letting you run higher ohm reverb tanks, or if you misuse it like I do it makes for a rad "tube driver" type distortion/presence boost, which you can fine tune with the wet/dry "parallel" output feature...

    Love it. (Did I say that already?) I use an rca y-splitter to run two different size reverb tanks, which gives a really nice, rich shimmer. I can finally convince guitarists we record to turn off their amps reverb, cause we have a better sound spring reverb in our rack!

    Thank you, Radial!


Circuit type - drive: opamp with discrete transistor isolated output
Maximum input - rear panel XLR input: +19dBu
Maximum ouput - rear panel XLR ouput: +26dBu
Dynamic range - drive section: 101 to 115dB (varies with frequency)
Frequency response: Shaped for spring reverb tanks
Gain - drive switch boost selected: +10dB (when activated)
Input impedance - front panel receive input: 10K Unbalanced
Input impedance - rear panel XLR input: 15K Balanced
Dry intermodulation distortion: 0.0028%
Wet intermodulation distortion: 0.0021%
Noise - drive section: -100dB (below 0dBu)
Omniport function: Line level unbalanced effects loop (Tip send - ring recei)
Front panel output impedance: 1.5K Ohms
Rear panel XLR output impedance: 200 Ohms
Power requirement: 65mA (maximum all LEDs)
THD + N - receive section: <0.01% @ -30dBu input level
Shipping size: 9 x 6.5 x 2 (inches)
Weight: 1.5 lbs. (0.7 kg)
Conditions: For use in dry locations only between 5°C and 40°C
Warranty: 3 Years, Transferable

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Radial Engineering Tank Driver - 500 Series Spring Reverb Interface

R700 0136
2.60 LBS
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Product Description

Radial Tank Driver™

  • Pro-balanced spring reverb interface
  • Use the spring reverb in your guitar amp
  • Add unique spring reverb effects to recordings
  • Optimized drive circuit for low noise

The Radial Tank Driver is a wonderfully unique 500 series module that allows you to drive a balanced line level signal through the reverb tank in your Fender Twin amp! Yes, an affordable interface designed specifically to drive spring reverbs of all types and deliver the long trailing shimmering effect that is only possible with a true spring.

The design begins with a transformer coupled output driver with normal and high settings for new and old spring reverbs alike. Separate drive and return controls allow signal optimization to maximize signal to noise. To further tailor the tone, the Tank Driver is equipped with two tone controls that let you adjust high end shimmer and low frequency boom. (Let's face it... what else would you call it?)

Plug in an instrument and hear spring reverb with less noise and wider bandwidth than ever before. Plug a mic pre into it to add spring reverb to voice. Try it with drums to create unique sonic spaces. And since you probably have more than one amp in your studio… you will soon be using different reverbs for different tracks.

The Radial Tank Driver… Hachtung Baby!