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Overview
  • High-quality passive interface
  • Connect instrument, line, or speaker level signals to balanced input
  • High impedance single-ended 1/4" input
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $35.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $10.00
  • Your Price:
    $2500

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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
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Professional functions (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    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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    Be Careful

    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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    5.0

    Great value in professional DI Box!

    By Albert B

    from Freeport, IL

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Professional Functions
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about ARTcessories Zdirect Professional Passive Direct Box:

      Great product and a nice addition for any on-stage guitarist

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Pretty good little box

      By tatts

      from Niantic, Il.

      About Me Experienced

      Ask me a question

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Non Yet

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about ARTcessories Zdirect Professional Passive Direct Box:

      You don't have to use your guitar or bass amp. Just plug your guitar or Bass into the DI and your mixer and you can do most anything.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Do you need to present and be heard cle

      By Ek37334

      from Tennessee

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      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

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Solid budget DI

        By Ethan

        from Winston Salem, NC

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Verified Buyer

        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.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great little DI box for short money

          By mick shrimpton

          from Newton Upper Falls, MA

          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.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Be Careful

          Comments about ARTcessories Zdirect Professional Passive Direct Box:

          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.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 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!

          Comment on this review

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent Direct Box Buy 2 or 3

          By Doug-L0SnP

          from Wisconsin

          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 !

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Value-Rugged Gem--Buy this one

          By Bai Long (White Dragon)

          from Hartford, Connecticut

          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.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          tone sucker

          By fligchris

          from KCMO

          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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