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Live Wire PDI Double Shielded Heavy Duty Passive Direct Box   

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The PDI Double Shielded DI Box provides increased protection against noise and interference. Features 1/4" high impedance from instrument wired in th...Read More

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The PDI Double Shielded DI Box provides increased protection against noise and interference. Features 1/4" high impedance from instrument wired in the panel. Makes no difference which is used for input or output. 1/4" high impedance goes to your amp when input/output is used as a loop.

Balanced and floating low-impedance XLR goes to your workstation or mixing console, and ignores +48V phantom power. The Lift mode severs ground connection between the input and the XLR output and ground remains connected in GND mode.

For instruments with onboard preamps, keyboards or, CD players.

FEATURES
  • 1/4" high impedance input and output
  • Balanced XLR output
  • Ground lift switch
  • Double shielded to reduce interference
  • Heavy duty, all-steel chassis

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SPECIFICATIONS

PDI Double Shielded Heavy Duty Passive Direct Box

  • Weight: 1-1/4 lbs.
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Live WirePDI Double Shielded Heavy Duty Passive Direct Box
 
4.8

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Good audio (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (8)
  • Outdoor events / games (6)
  • Home studio (5)
  • Professional recording (5)
  • Amateur recording (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (4)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

reliable and simple

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from west covina, CA

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about Live Wire PDI Double Shielded Heavy Duty Passive Direct Box:

    i have 2 and used them both when i need to plug in my acoustic directly to the PA system

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good fix when signal is low

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    from Upstate South Carolina

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Live Wire PDI Double Shielded Heavy Duty Passive Direct Box:

        On stage, I play a Taylor with the old electronics system (i.e., not the Expression set up) and a Privia keyboard. I wasn't getting enough signal to to the mixer (Mackie 808S; I am antiquated, a low-fi guy). Used two of these units, one in line with guitar to board; the other in line with keyboard. Better signal. I can compete with my loud bandmates. I recommend them for that. I don't know how they work: you just plug a 1/4 instrument cable in one side and a mic cable going out the other, and it's like having preamp. Very good. I can't tell if they improve the sound but the first gig using them went very well and everyone could hear the guitar and keyboard. I held back giving it a five-star only because I've only used them one time.

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        4.0

        D I improved sound

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        from Delaware

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        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about Live Wire PDI Double Shielded Heavy Duty Passive Direct Box:

            Literally off the UPS truck, into the vehicle, and off to the gig!
            Easy setup! Noticeable clarity in guitar. Better than mic on amp.

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            5.0

            Very high quality

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            from Hershey, PA

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • High quality
            • Professional Functions

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Live Wire PDI Double Shielded Heavy Duty Passive Direct Box:

              This is a very sturdy unit that is designed to hold up for years.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              fanastic direct box, fantastic price

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              from louisville, kentucky

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Live Wire PDI Double Shielded Heavy Duty Passive Direct Box:

                  Pure and simple: A well-built direct box at a very good price. Absolutely transparent and quiet sound, and all the connections are rugged and metal. If you need a simple passive DI, this one is a fantastic choice. I've many gigs and travels with this DI, and it's performed flawlessly. It's evident that I'll have this little guy around for a long time.

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                  4.0

                  It works!

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                  from North Carolina

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                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • Limited Functions

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Live Wire PDI Double Shielded Heavy Duty Passive Direct Box:

                  The price is right for this product can't be beaten for what it does. If you're looking for a DI box with a bunch of wacko tech then look else where. This does what it's supposed to and converts your hi z input (guitar, bass, etc) into a line level (microphone level) input which makes it useful for recording electric guitar directly into a DAW with plug-ins rather than micing an amp up. This can also be used to send your acustic guitar with a DI out direct through the mixing board during a gig. Plus this comes with a Ground/lift which is useful for getting rid of any noise from interference.

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                  5.0

                  Great Value

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                  from Western Slope, Colorado

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                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Live Wire PDI Double Shielded Heavy Duty Passive Direct Box:

                    A well built affordable direct box.

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                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    useful

                    By 

                    from Shelton CT

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                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Performances
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Live Wire PDI Double Shielded Heavy Duty Passive Direct Box:

                      I'm well pleased with my purchase thanks MF.

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                      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Product and Great Price!

                      By 

                      from Swainsboro, GA

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                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Professional Functions

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Events
                        • Home Studio
                        • Mobile DJ
                        • Performances
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Live Wire PDI Double Shielded Heavy Duty Passive Direct Box:

                        This is a very high quality DI at an affordable price. I also have Radial DI's and this particular DI is just as good. I highly recommend.

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                        (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Rugged and Solid

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                        from Virginia

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                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Rugged

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Performances

                          Comments about Live Wire PDI Double Shielded Heavy Duty Passive Direct Box:

                          We bought three direct boxes made by another manufacturer that were very inexpensive. Well, you get what you pay for. Two failed within the first few months, and the third one is too. This direct box has the essential and professional features needed for live performances, and to survive the frequently setting up and taking down week in and week out. We setup/tear-down twice a week: weekly rehearsals and Sunday services.

                          This box has a metal XLR connector, unlike the cheaper boxes which have plastic XLR connectors that loosen over time and wore out after several months of use.

                          The two 1/4" connectors on this box are solid and the ground lift switch is a rugged power switch.

                          Essential features and long-lasting components. Solid box, solid buy.

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