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ART PDB Passive Direct Box  

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Overview
  • Connects electric instruments and other audio outputs to the balanced inputs of mixers
  • Allows connection to an instrument amp while simultaneously patching it to a mixer
  • Translates high-impedance signals from instruments into low-impedance balanced signals
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    $45.00
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    - $10.00
  • Your Price:
    $3500

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The PDB is a roadworthy passive DI for connecting electric instruments and other audio outputs to the balanced inputs of mixers and other balanced inputs. It allows connection to an instrument amp while simultaneously patching it to a mixer. The PDB translates high-impedance signals from instruments into low-impedance balanced signals required by mixers. It also automatically balances and matches line level outputs of keyboards. If you're using a multiple keyboard setup and your keyboards are all plugged into a single amplifier, the PDB can replace individual direct boxes. Simply send the output of the instrument amplifier to the PDB and then to the console (instead of a separate DI box for each keyboard). DJ mixers often supply only an unbalanced —10dB signal. The ART PDB 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. It also accepts speaker level inputs from a power amp allowing post-amplifier, post-EQ, and effects signals to be fed directly to the console.

Features
  • Connects electric instruments and other audio outputs to the balanced inputs of mixers
  • Allows connection to an instrument amp while simultaneously patching it to a mixer
  • Translates high-impedance signals from instruments into low-impedance balanced signals
  • Automatically balances and matches line level outputs of keyboards
  • Use for multiple keyboard setups--the PDB replaces individual direct boxes
  • Accepts speaker level inputs from a power amp allowing post-amplifier, post-EQ, and effects signals to be fed directly to the console

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PDB Passive Direct Box Specifications:

  • Input Attenuation: Switchable (0dB, -20dB, -40dB)
  • Instrument Input:  50k Ohm
  • Parallel Link Jack:  50k Ohm
  • Output Jack:  600 Ohm XLR Output Jack
  • Ground Lift:  Switchable
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ARTPDB Passive Direct Box
 
3.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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5.0

Simple, Yet Effective

By Ray Rivera

from East Coast

Comments about ART PDB Passive Direct Box:

When you leave the amp at home, this is the perfect tool to get from the band pit to the front-of-house!
It's an ART box!
It does what it needs to do in a very cost effective way.

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5.0

Works fine for me

By Richie-BrgV4

from philly

Comments about ART PDB Passive Direct Box:

I bought two of these (one was a two-in-one box) and carry them around to a lot of recording gigs. They always seem to work fine. The transformer does add some low end distortion, which almost any box would do unless you pay thousands. But overall it sounds good, they haven't had any connector problems and it and hasn't broken or stopped working yet, after 5 years or so. I usually use these on guitar or bass when micing the amp isn't practical.

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1.0

Avoid at all costs!

By LPool

from Granbury, TX

Comments about ART PDB Passive Direct Box:

When I began working for the church that had these direct boxes a year ago, there were 5 of them. A year later, we are down to 2. They are by far the worst direct boxes I've ever used. Do yourself a favor and buy the Behringer Ultra-DI DI100 direct box instead (if you can use active boxes). In my eight years as a sound engineer, I've used over 30 DI100s and have never had the slightest problem with any of them.

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4.0

Does what it does... well.

By aithien

from Atlanta, GA

Comments about ART PDB Passive Direct Box:

Good DI box for bass or electric guitar with passive pickups. Does what it does, and does it well. I just wanted something to convert the high impedence signal of a passive pickup to match the low impedence signal accepted by the XDR preamp's on my Mackie mixer for best frequency response. Doesn't have a lot of features, though I wasn't looking for features.

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