ART Professional Active Stereo DI Box - Dual Channel
The ART DUALXDirect is an affordable 2-channel Active Direct Box with Attenuator and Ground Lift Onboard - Flexible power options: runs on 9-volt Battery or Phantom Power
Super-affordable Two Channel DI!
The ART DUALXDirect Active Direct Box is a 2-channel version of the single channel ART Xdirect. It is a high-quality active interface that lets you connect a pair of instrument, line, or speaker level signals to a mixer or any other set of balanced inputs. The DUALXDirect is a high quality, yet highly affordable enhancement to any professional, home studio recording or live performance sound system.
High Quality Active Electronics
The DUALXDirect's single-ended hi-Z 1/4" and XLR inputs are buffered and converted, thanks to it's low noise active electronics, to create an isolated balanced low impedance signal source. An extremely flat and wide frequency response allows the DUALXDirect to handle high signal levels, maintaining an isolated balanced low impedance output. This gives the DUALXDirect a very clean and neutral sound performance with a wide range of signal sources even over long signal runs in high noise environments.
Noise Reduction Options
Unlike other traditional direct boxes, the DUALXDirect features a switchable lowpass filter that cuts out all high frequency interference. The Bessel filter is separated from the audio range and reduces RF interference before it reaches the main system. The filter is also very effective in reducing any digital noise artifacts when using the DUALXDirect as an interface between a computer DAW and monitors.
The DUALXDirect's Input Attenuator switches allows a wide range of signal levels while the Input Link jack lets you tap off of your signal chain. The Ground Lift switch lets you separate the input and output signal grounds when needed, to isolate two systems - reducing hum and ground-loop noise.
Tough, Rugged, All Aluminum Case
The compact black anodized all aluminum case and flexible power options allow the DUALXDirect to provide years of trouble free service in live sound, permanent installations, DJ booths, and virtually any PA application. The DUALXDirect can be powered by an internal 9-volt battery or via phantom power at the XLR output. It senses phantom power and will automatically draw from that source. The full feature set, rugged construction, and high-end specifications make the DUALXDirect the obvious choice whenever you have to interface high impedance sources with a low noise balanced system.
- 2-channel active direct box
- A stylish, compact, and durable aluminum chassis
- Input Attenuator switches for a wide range of signal levels
- An "input thru" jack that allows for tapping off of the signal chain
- A ground lift switch which lets you totally separate the input and output signal grounds, to reduce hum and ground-loop noise
- Phantom power or 9-volt battery (included)
- Active DI
- 2 Channels
- Inputs: 2 x XLR/TRS combo
- Outputs: 2 x XLR, 2 x TRS thru
- Height: 1.85"
- Depth: 3.9"
- Width: 4.6"
- Weight: 0.84 lbs.
By: G Stacey on 1 April 2013Good quality DI box at a very good price. I connect my acoustic and electric guitars, good clean sound. Easy to connect, only had to lift the ground switch for electric, happy with purchase.
By: Mr. Geoff Percival on 29 March 2013I purchased the ART Professional Active DI box for use in live band performances. I chose this product because it has all the required features at a good price.