The unit has 2 x high quality isolation transformers that prevent ground loops when connecting various systems together.
The Dual RDB accepts 1/4" TRS and XLR line level inputs and outputs mic or instrument levels. The Dual RDB's variable level controls allow volume control to be set at the source rather than in the studio, AV room, audio closet or installation rack. A 20Hz to 20 kHz frequency response ensures the Dual RDB will function transparently with any high quality audio source.
The input attenuator switches allow for a wide range of signal levels and the input Thru jacks allow for tapping off of your signal chain. The ground lift switches let you totally separate the input and output signal grounds, when appropriate, to isolate 2 systems, thereby reducing hum and ground-loop noise.
The DUALXDirect's active circuitry is powered by phantom voltage from the output connections or by an internal 9V battery, when external power is not available. When powered by a battery, it draws less than 7.5 mA which should provide more than 100 hours of operation with a new battery (alkaline recommended). If phantom power is available, then the DUALXDirect will automatically draw its power from the external source. The power on/off switch lights more dimly when the unit is running off of the battery, lights more brightly when it is running off of phantom power, and is off when the unit is inactive.
The compact black-anodized all aluminum case and it's active design allow the DUALXDirect to provide years of trouble free service in live sound, permanent/fixed install, DJ, and virtually any PA application. It's full feature set, rugged construction, and high-end specifications make the DUALXDirect the obvious choice.
The Art ARTcessories DUALXDirect features
Fully active design
Phantom voltage or 9V battery powered
Converts high-impedance balanced / unbalanced inputs into 600 Ohm balanced outputs
Switchable input attenuation (0, -30 dB)
Switchable ground lift
1/4" TRS / XLR combo connector inputs
XLR connectors for balanced outputs
Rugged extruded aluminum case
Frequency Response: 10 Hz - 100 kHz, i 0.5 dB @ +0 dBu
THD: <.05% (typical)
Dynamic Range: >100 dB (typical)
Channel Separation: > 80 dB (typical)
Maximum Input Level: +4, +34 dBu
Maximum Output Level: +6 dBu (battery powered), +14 dBu (phantom powered)
Input Connections: 1/4" TRS XLR female balanced / unbalanced (2), 470k Ohm
Thru Connections: 1/4" TRS (2)
Output Connections: XLR male balanced (2), <600 Ohm
Input Attenuation: Switchable, (0, -30 dB)
Power Requirements: 9V @ 7.5 mA (battery, alkaline recommended), 18 - 48V DC @ 6.4 mA (phantom power per channel)
Dimensions (DWH mm): 99 x 117 x 47
The input attenuator switches allow for a wide range of signal levels and the input Thru jacks allows for tapping off of your signal chain. The ground lift switches let you totally separate the input and output signal grounds, when appropriate, to isolate 2 x systems, thereby reducing hum and ground-loop noise.
What further sets the DUALZDirect apart from other DI boxes are its extended features and versatility. Art have added switchable low pass filters that cut out all very high frequency interference. These Bessel filters on the outputs are placed out of the audio range and are primarily intended to reduce radio frequency interference before it gets into the main system. The filters are also very effective in reducing any digital computer noise artifacts when using the DUALZDirect as an interface between a computer-based audio workstation and your monitors. The pase invert switches, while not normally included with your run of the mill DI box, have been added to allow you to switch signal polarity right at the source. This feature is especially handy when you are combining a direct tap with a microphone feed in the mix.
The compact black-anodized all aluminum case and it's passive design allow the DUALZDirect to provide years of trouble free service in live sound, permanent/fixed Install, DJ, and virtually any PA application. It's full feature set, rugged construction, and high-end specifications make the DUALZDirect the obvious choice.
The input attenuator switches allow for a wide range of signal levels and the input thru jack allows for tapping off of your signal chain. The ground lift switch lets you totally separate the input and output signal grounds, when appropriate, to isolate 2 systems, thereby reducing hum and ground-loop noise.
What further sets the Zdirect apart from other DI boxes are its extended features and versatility. ART have added a switchable low pass filter that cuts out all very high frequency interference. This Bessel filter on the output is placed out of the audio range and is primarily intended to reduce radio frequency interference before it gets into the main system. The filter is also very effective in reducing any digital computer noise artifacts when using the Zdirect as an interface between a computer-based audio workstation and your monitors. The phase invert switch, while not normally included with your run of the mill DI box, has been added to allow you to switch signal polarity right at the source. This feature is especially handy when you are combining a direct tap with a microphone feed in the mix.
The compact black anodized all aluminum case and it's passive design allow the Zdirect to provide years of trouble free service in Live Sound, Permanent/Fixed Install, DJ, and virtually any PA application. It's full feature set, rugged construction, and high-end specifications make the Zdirect the obvious choice.
Plug into the DI100's balanced 1/4" TRS or XLR input, then send a signal to your console via the balanced XLR output. You can even plug your guitar or bass amp's speaker output into the DI100, which can handle ratings of up to 3,000 Watts and still deliver a perfect signal. It also features a 1/4" link jack to send your signal to an on stage amplifier.
The DI100 also has a switchable attenuation pad, allowing input levels of up to +50dB. There is also a ground lift switch to eliminate noise associated with ground loops. The DI100 also features Behringer's renowned OT-1 output transformer.
The Behringer GI100 works like a standard DI box. You can use it to tap into your amplifier's speaker outputs, even high powered rigs with ratings of up to 3,000 Watts. Or, just plug your guitar directly into the GI100, switch on the realistic 4x12 cabinet simulation designed by renowned engineer Juergen Rath, and you've got rock royalty sized tone in a package the size of a cheeseburger! You may never mic your speakers again!
The DI100 sounds amazing, and it comes equipped to meet the most common needs of gigging and recording, as well as the travel in between. There's a ground lift switch that eliminates typical ground loop problems, and when phantom power is connected, this DI box automatically shuts off the internal battery. The DI100 is housed in cool looking red aluminum and features stackable, oversized rubber corners.
The DI100 goes way beyond the typical abilities of a DI box to give you the sound and performance you'd expect from a super charged vintage half stack, plus enough power to have your audience wondering where you hid the amp. Introduce your axe to the guitar loving DI100.
Connect the output from electric guitars, bass amplifiers, keyboards, etc., directly to a console mixer without the use of a microphone.
Built for toughness and reliability, the Di1 has all the features of a fully featured gig-ready workhorse DI unit.
DN100 is built to handle the rigours of life on the road, a thick aluminium extrusion protects the electronics, and in turn is covered by a tough silicone rubber sleeve. Exhaustive listening tests using a wide variety of active and passive bass guitars, electro-acoustic guitars and electronic musical instruments were carried out to select the components for DN100 to achieve the best musical sound. Not only was the choice of the audio transformer particularly important in achieving this goal, but the impedances of the surrounding components were also highly critical in getting the best possible performance out of the audio transformer. The line-driving characteristics of the transformer output were carefully optimised to provide the best frequency and phase responses for short and long cables and widely differing line and termination impedances. Care was taken in the design of the DN100 to avoid audio transformer core saturation and a fixed high pass filter has been included in the signal path to roll off frequencies below those that are musically important. The lowest note on a 5- or 6-string bass guitar is B0 with a frequency of 30.87 Hz, and the lowest note on an 88-key piano keyboard is A0 with a frequency of 27.50 Hz. DN100 still maintains a frequency response of i0.5 dB at these lowest musical notes. As well as the transformer in the signal path, DN100 also has a transformer to isolate the power rails to the input circuit from the phantom power supply sourced from the output XLR connector. When used in conjunction with the Earth Lift switch, this full galvanic isolation of input and output interfaces ensures that any risk of earth loops is avoided when taking a direct feed from stage backline equipment.
A custom instrumentation-grade input circuit was designed for the DN100 using advanced analogue design techniques to create the very high input impedance required by passive guitar and bass pickups, whilst keeping the actual component values low to minimise noise. This innovative approach to circuit design produces a very low noise floor, which combined with the high clipping point creates an unrivalled dynamic range in a +48 V phantom powered DI Box. DN100 features one parallel-connected XLR and two 14" TRS inputs, one which may also be used a link output for connection to a guitar or bass amplifier. When connecting to the XLR input only, the input impedance is 20 k Ohm, ideal for line level equipment and offering even lower noise performance. This input impedance is far too low for guitar and bass pickups and is removed from the circuit when a jack plug is inserted into a 14" TRS input, resulting in a nominal 1 M Ohm input impedance, ideal for passive electric pickups.
DN100 features illuminated Pad and Earth Lift switches, which along with the +48V phantom power indicator LED, provide 'at a glance' status display, even at wide distances and viewing angles.
The Earth Lift switch separates the input and output grounds, useful in eliminating earth loops between equipment on different mains electricity supplies.
DN100 is fitted with a locating slot for a Kensington lock for added security.
In addition, you can choose parallel or series wiring. For instance, two 8 ohm cabinets can be connected for a total load of 4 ohms (parallel) or 16 ohms (in series). The device is entirely passive and does not affect tone in any way.
The DACCAPO box ensures optimal impedance matching and eliminates ground loop hum through the use of a transformer. The signal level to the amplifier can be adjusted with a volume control.
The PGA03 Y-box can also be used as a line driver for long cable runs. Also, the PGA03 features a phase reverse switch for the AMP 2 output when using pre-amps or amps that are out of phase.
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Samson's MCD2 Pro Stereo Passive PC Direct Box is the ideal solution for connecting unbalanced line level signals from laptops, CD/MP3 players, and DJ mixers to professional, balanced equipment. Durable, roadworthy construction and two Mu-metal shielded transformers provide high-quality signal connection solutions for a variety of live sound and recording applications.
Custom STLX Transformers:
The MCD2 Pro features two of Samson's STLX Mu-Metal shielded transformers that deliver an extended, flat frequency response with ultra-low distortion and superior protection against hum and RF interference. The MCD2 Pro's balanced outputs provide clean signals that are less susceptible to noise than unbalanced lines, allowing for longer cable runs.
The MCD2 Pro features dual 1/4", RCA and a stereo 1/8" input to accommodate any line level instrument or consumer audio connection. Its selectable Stereo/Mono sum switch allows users to accommodate typical mono "house" PA systems. Additionally, a 2-position 0dB/-12dB attenuation switch provides users with ample headroom to handle hotter inputs.
Housed in a 14-guage noise-reducing steel chassis, the MCD2 Pro is built to withstand the abuse of the most demanding live tours. Its rigid outer shell protects all the MCD2 Pro's internal connections, switches and solder joints from failure, ensuring quiet, reliable performance.