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Overview

  • 1/4" high impedance input and throughput
  • Balanced XLR output
  • Ground lift switch
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $39.95
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    - $9.96
  • Your Price:
    $2999

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Passive DI gives you level control to tame hot signals from high output instruments.

The SPDI passive direct box from Live Wire Solutions features a 1/4" high impedance instrument input and output plus balanced and floating low-impedance XLR output that ignores +48V phantom power.

Variable attenuation provides maximum input flexibility, while Lift mode severs ground connection between the input and the XLR output. GND mode leaves ground connection intact between input and XLR output.

Features

  • 1/4" high impedance input and throughput
  • Balanced XLR output
  • Ground lift switch
  • 0/-20/-40 dB attenuation switch
  • Heavy duty, all-steel chassis

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SPDI Passive Direct Box with Attenuation Pad Specifications:

  • Weight: 0.75 lbs.
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Live WireSPDI Passive Direct Box with Attenuation Pad
 
4.3

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Good audio (5)
  • Professional functions (4)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (7)
    • Home studio (5)
    • Amateur recording (4)
    • Outdoor events / games (4)
    • Professional recording (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (5), Experienced (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    good, some audio quality issues

    Bought two of these to solve a ground loop problem between a Rocktron tube pre-amp and ADA tube head in my guitar rack. There was a very faint but annoying 60 cycle hum present...Read complete review

    Bought two of these to solve a ground loop problem between a Rocktron tube pre-amp and ADA tube head in my guitar rack. There was a very faint but annoying 60 cycle hum present I had been living with for years and these DI boxes eliminated it completely. My amp is now dead quiet for the first time EVER. BUT -- I did notice an attenuation of the signal from the pre-amp into the amp inputs, even with the DI boxes set to zero on the attenuation pad. About 20%actually, definitely enough to notice. I had to increase the output signal from my pre-amp and bump up the high end slightly to compensate, no problem after doing that. I have not used passive DI boxes much so this is probably a "feature" of the passive design and to be expected. Otherwise, they work great, built sturdy and a great value overall.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Looks Good!

    I really cannot rate this unit at this time. I just bought it and have had no opportunity to use it yet. It certainly is a sturdily-made DI box and I love the XLR...Read complete review

    I really cannot rate this unit at this time. I just bought it and have had no opportunity to use it yet. It certainly is a sturdily-made DI box and I love the XLR ins and outs and the 1/4" ins and outs. The attenuator pad is an extra! Only drawback so far is that one of the four tiny screws is missing that holds the top of the case to the bottom. No problem, even at that.

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    5.0

    THE FIRST ONES WERE ENCOURAGING ENOUGH..

    By KOKOLAKAY2012

    from Portland, Oregon

    About Me Professional Musician

    Ask me a question

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Expensive If Not On Sale

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Live Wire SPDI Passive Direct Box with Attenuation Pad:

    It enhances my very first experience in using DIRECT BOXES and it keeps up in my positive curious expectation...I wished that I should have own them years ago that my frustration in sound mixing must have been remained to zero and nothing more...

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    5.0

    It does what it is suppose to do

    By Denny Harvey

    from Louisville Ky

    About Me Professional Musician

    Ask me a question

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Live Wire SPDI Passive Direct Box with Attenuation Pad:

      What can you say about a direct box? I plugged two of these in on keyboards, and one coming off of my speaker output on my guitar amp. All three performed with no problems! For the price, these will be hard to beat. I've haven't had these very long so I am not going to comment on their longevity. However, as inexpensive. As they are, what would it matter? Try one, I think you will be glad you did!

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      good and cheap

      By dirtgroove

      from New Jersey

      About Me Experienced

      Ask me a question

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Live Wire SPDI Passive Direct Box with Attenuation Pad:

        a nice little unit that does what it is supposed to do.

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        5.0

        At this price, I would buy again

        By Dr. Dave

        from St. Louis, MO

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Perfect Price

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Great Di For Computer
        • Performances

        Comments about Live Wire SPDI Passive Direct Box with Attenuation Pad:

        Great item at a very resonable price

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        Great DI Box

        By DJ Houndstooth

        from Alabama, USA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Professional Functions

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Live Wire SPDI Passive Direct Box with Attenuation Pad:

          Great DI Box. Does it's job... Thumbs up.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Works great

          By Gene Laferty

          from Kentucky

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Live Wire SPDI Passive Direct Box with Attenuation Pad:

            This box works great. I've had one for 2 years now & it works great and has always been reliable. I bought this one for a friend that likes mine. It's never let me down yet so untill it does, I gotta call it great. I guess we'll have to see if it will last the test of time, like I said, right now it's a little over 2 years & still going strong.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Looks Good!

            By Colliedogboy12

            from Northeast Mississippi

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great Connectivity Option
            • Inexpensive

            Cons

            • One Screw Missing

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Live Wire SPDI Passive Direct Box with Attenuation Pad:

            I really cannot rate this unit at this time. I just bought it and have had no opportunity to use it yet. It certainly is a sturdily-made DI box and I love the XLR ins and outs and the 1/4" ins and outs. The attenuator pad is an extra! Only drawback so far is that one of the four tiny screws is missing that holds the top of the case to the bottom. No problem, even at that.

            Comment on this review

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            good, some audio quality issues

            By Chris Robinson

            from central Texas

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Sound Quality

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio

            Comments about Live Wire SPDI Passive Direct Box with Attenuation Pad:

            Bought two of these to solve a ground loop problem between a Rocktron tube pre-amp and ADA tube head in my guitar rack. There was a very faint but annoying 60 cycle hum present I had been living with for years and these DI boxes eliminated it completely. My amp is now dead quiet for the first time EVER. BUT -- I did notice an attenuation of the signal from the pre-amp into the amp inputs, even with the DI boxes set to zero on the attenuation pad. About 20%actually, definitely enough to notice. I had to increase the output signal from my pre-amp and bump up the high end slightly to compensate, no problem after doing that. I have not used passive DI boxes much so this is probably a "feature" of the passive design and to be expected. Otherwise, they work great, built sturdy and a great value overall.

            Comment on this review

            (4 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            worthless

            By 1/4 inch steel

            from Hershey Pa

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

              Cons

              • These sound like plastic

              Best Uses

                Comments about Live Wire SPDI Passive Direct Box with Attenuation Pad:

                Tried to save a couple bucks with buying these boxes, they sound awful.

                Comment on this review

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Does what it's supposed to do.

                By Bob Cain

                from Kentucky

                Comments about Live Wire SPDI Passive Direct Box with Attenuation Pad:

                Good quality construction, good strong signal, quiet. Great buy for the bucks.
                Attenuation pad is a nice xtra.
                Solid. Metal case, rubber pad on bottom, should last a long time. Use it in my studio at home and to send the output from my bass to the PA and my amp on gigs. Works great in both applications.
                You could pay a lot more and not get anything better.

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