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Super affordable, super effective, and super flexible!

The Zdirect Professional Passive Direct Box is a high-quality interface that lets you connect instrument, line, or speaker-level signals to a mixer or other balanced input through a high-performance audio isolation transformer. The high-impedance, single-ended 1/4" input is converted by the transformer into an isolated balanced low-impedance signal output. Extremely flat and wide frequency response with high signal level handling. The ART Zdirect delivers clean and neutral sound with a wide variety of signal sources and over long signal runs in otherwise high-noise , live sound environments.

FEATURES
  • High-quality passive interface
  • Connect instrument, line, or speaker level signals to balanced input
  • High impedance single-ended 1/4" input
  • Isolated balanced low impedance signal output
  • Flat and wide frequency response

High-quality, rugged, and affordable enhancement for any studio or live sound system. At this price, you don't even have to think about it. Just put it in the cart.

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ARTcessories Zdirect Professional Passive Direct Box
 
4.5

(based on 17 reviews)

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    (2)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Professional functions (6)
  • Good audio (5)
  • Versatile (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (4)
  • Performances (4)
  • Professional recording (4)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
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    • Experienced (5)

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Excellent Direct Box Buy 2 or 3

Our band uses these in the studio and on stage. The line through allows a nice clean signal to the recording interface or to the sound man on the XLR output and a jumper...Read complete review

Our band uses these in the studio and on stage. The line through allows a nice clean signal to the recording interface or to the sound man on the XLR output and a jumper to the amp for on-stage sound. Gets rid of that single coil pick-up hum and allows the acoustic guitars to sound nice and warm with good tone. Keeps things simple in the studio at practice. I own 3 passive and one powered. They have all been working well for over 3 years. Compact and self-contained with no batteries to worry about. With ground lift, and pads for signal control you can't ask for more. Great product !

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Watch out!!! I have owned this DI box for less than 2 months and it just quit working. I take care of all of my gear. This DI went from the floor...Read complete review

Watch out!!! I have owned this DI box for less than 2 months and it just quit working. I take care of all of my gear. This DI went from the floor in front of me to my bag. Used once a week and it quit working.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Direct Box Buy 2 or 3

By Doug-L0SnP

from Wisconsin

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Comments about ARTcessories Zdirect Professional Passive Direct Box:

Our band uses these in the studio and on stage. The line through allows a nice clean signal to the recording interface or to the sound man on the XLR output and a jumper to the amp for on-stage sound. Gets rid of that single coil pick-up hum and allows the acoustic guitars to sound nice and warm with good tone. Keeps things simple in the studio at practice. I own 3 passive and one powered. They have all been working well for over 3 years. Compact and self-contained with no batteries to worry about. With ground lift, and pads for signal control you can't ask for more. Great product !

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great little DI box for short money

By Derek Smalls

from Boston MA

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Comments about ARTcessories Zdirect Professional Passive Direct Box:

I was looking for a decent quality, low-cost passive DI box, and this unit was just the ticket. I've always been happy with ART products, and this passive DI box is no exception. More features than any other passive DI box in its price range, and it used a decent quality transformer that's dead quiet and quite musical. Sounded great on an old Guild acoustic-electric guitar.
No other unit in this price range has the same features. Has 2 pads, 1/4" "thru" output, a noise filter, and a ground lift. I don't know what else you could possibly need/expect in a passive DI.
Dead quiet, and built like a tank. No plastic - an all metal housing.
Best deal around - believe me, I checked out just about every low-cost option, and this was the best value (quality/features vs. price) that I could find.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Value-Rugged Gem--Buy this one

By Bai Long (White Dragon)

from Hartford, Connecticut

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Comments about ARTcessories Zdirect Professional Passive Direct Box:

This direct box has allot of great features, is rugged, cool looking and is completely transparent. When I switch effects on my guitar, sometimes the signal levels change drastically. The built in pads on the ART DI box are perfect for knocking down the really loud effects. In fact, it was so effective, the sound guy never knew the difference.The filter helps with hum too.The case is cool looking and solid. Cast anodized aluminum I think. Over time it probably will get scratched up, but so what, I like my equipment to have that worn in look.

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect Direct Box!

By Dulcimerist

from Billings, MT

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Comments about ARTcessories Zdirect Professional Passive Direct Box:

When the venue I run audio at needed a direct box, the ART ZDirect Passive was my first choice! ART products are always top-notch in quality, making ART a brand I can rely on. With phase invert, low-pass filter at 30Hz, two 20dB pad switches, ground lift switch, and 1/4" tap to run to an amp; this little gem has all the tools you could possibly need from a direct box! Plug your instrument into the 1/4" in, plug the XLR output to the mixer, and you're all set! This box doesn't even require batteries, phantom power, or a wall wart! This is an excellent product!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Stuff!

By Josh-NN7yW

from Lethbridge, Canada

Comments about ARTcessories Zdirect Professional Passive Direct Box:

I bought this for Church a couple months ago and let the guitarist play while I switched out this di box with another equally priced di box (apex ADP1 PASSIVE DIRECT BOX) and both us us much prefer the this one....and its got a couple of extra features so thats a bonus!

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Do you need to present and be heard cle

By Ek37334

from Tennessee

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Powerful
  • Professional Functions

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about ARTcessories Zdirect Professional Passive Direct Box:

    Anyone traveling to different venue's with a laptop or DVD/CD player needs this

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Solid budget DI

    By Ethan

    from Winston Salem, NC

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Professional Functions

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio

      Comments about ARTcessories Zdirect Professional Passive Direct Box:

      This DI is very good for the money. The housing is solid. I like being able to pick it up and not be afraid to break it. Still not sure what the filter button does but its a good little budget DI.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Stop here and add 10 to your cart!

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about ARTcessories Zdirect Professional Passive Direct Box:

      I spent many hours comparing the specs and features between many of the different 'direct boxes' available. (E.g., the Rolls' freq. resp is 50hz-15KHz. This is 20-20+k! This has the best of all! And the price clinches the deal! I velcro'ed 2 to the underside of my keyboard, another 2 are the exits from my guitar's FX chain, you get the idea.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great signal adapter

      By Rigolok

      from Los Angeles, CA

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      Comments about ARTcessories Zdirect Professional Passive Direct Box:

      I use this little box to connect my ampeg combo to the mixer and it works perfectly I've had it for about 7 months and it's been beat up but it works great and it needs bo battery which is even better and the price is perfect buy this little box!

      (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      tone sucker

      By fligchris

      from KCMO

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      Comments about ARTcessories Zdirect Professional Passive Direct Box:

      overall, a nice di box for the money, however it sucks the tone out of our guitars and piano. does okay for a bass. can not recommend this DI box.

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