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ART Pro Audio Dual Passive Direct Box

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DPDB

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The new dPDB Passive Direct Box features two high-quality direct boxes in one portable enclosure. It is a rock solid, roadworthy DI for connection of the outputs of electronic musical instruments (or other audio sources) to the balanced inputs of mixer consoles and other balanced inputs. It also allows connection of a music source to an instrument amplifier while simultaneously patching it to a mixer.

The dPDB features switchable Input Attenuation (0 dB, -20dB, -40dB), a 50k Ohm Instrument Input, 50k Ohm Parallel Link jack, a 600 Ohm XLR Output Jack, and a switchable Ground Lift.

The dPDB excels at impedance matching and improving the sound of any instrument plugged into it.

The ART dPDB is a must-have in any audio tool kit. Enclosed in a rugged steel chassis, it is designed and manufactured to the highest standards to provide years of quiet, reliable performance.

dPDB APPLICATIONS:
1. Electric guitar and bass pick up output signals - The high impedance signal from a guitar or bass guitar pickup is translated by the dPDB into a low impedance balanced signal required by mixing consoles.

2. Keyboards and line level signals - The dPDB automatically balances and matches the line level outputs of modern electronic keyboards. If you are using a multiple keyboard setup and your keyboards are all plugged into a single instrument amplifier, the dPDB can be used to replace individual direct boxes. Simply send the output of the instrument amplifier to the dPDB and then to the console (instead of a separate DI box for each keyboard).

3. DJ console output signals - DJ mixers often supply only an unbalanced -10dB signal. The dPDB converts this signal to a balanced line level signal before it reaches the console, while providing a convenient method of connector transition with the capability to run long cables.

4. Speaker level signals - The dPDB's ability to accept speaker level inputs from a power amplifier's output allows post-amplifier, post eq and effects signals to be fed directly to the console. In this manner, a particular effect or amplifier sound can be sent directly to the mix

SPECIFICATIONS:
Ground Lift: Switchable
Input Attenuation: Switchable (0dB, -20dB, -40dB)
Instrument Input: 50k Ohm
Output Jack: 600 Ohm XLR Output Jack
Parallel Link Jack: 50k Ohm
Frequency Response: 10 Hz - 50 kHz +/- 0.5dB @ +4dBu
Dimensions: 5.75" x 5" x 2"

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Closest StoreNorth York, Ontario
This is undoubtedly the most robust piece of equipment I own. it has taken a beating and goes on and on.
Posted by Hector on Feb 1, 2018
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Perfect for tight spaces!1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWinnipeg, Manitoba
Have owned this Dual DI for 4-5 years now and am buying another one. It saves space on stage, keeps pairs of cable runs together and works flawlessly - currently running a bass amp out and electric drum out through it to our mix board. A great buy!
Posted by Graham on Apr 25, 2017
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got rid of annoying scream`0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWinnipeg North, Manitoba
this great little box got rid of an M-Audio to Tascam M-208 whine when using ProTools11. very nice. a five dollar rental for the month, will def. be buying one.
Posted by John C on Jul 20, 2016
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Great Reliable DI Box0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreOshawa, Ontario
Been using this for about 2 years. It's great! Very reliable and solid. Run acoustic guitars through it no problems. Would definitely buy another one.
Posted by Jody on Jun 20, 2015
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Closest StoreOshawa, Ontario
This has been a go to DI for me the last 4 years. I bought 3 used ones and one new at a store clearance sale and they have been a great DI that has replaced much more expensive DI's at many of the shows I do live sound for. Tough as nails and solid construction. Not lite by any means as its a steel chassis and two channels. But thats just it. 4 years of regular shows with anything and everything run through them and they sound great and keep working. No not top of the line Radial's but very close in quality for a bargain price.
Posted by John Maerzluft on Feb 13, 2015
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