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Live Wire SPDI Passive Direct Box with Attenuation Pad  

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The SPDI passive direct box from Live Wire Solutions features a 1/4" high impedance instrument input and output plus balanced and floating low-impeda...Read More

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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

SPECIFICATIONS

SPDI Passive Direct Box with Attenuation Pad

  • Weight: 0.75 lbs.
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Live WireSPDI Passive Direct Box with Attenuation Pad
 
4.4

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Good audio (7)
  • Versatile (5)
  • Professional functions (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (8)
  • Home studio (5)
  • Professional recording (5)
  • Amateur recording (4)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (7), 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

Does the Job

By Thom

from S FL

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Improves Sound
  • Quiet
  • Quiet Improves Sound
  • Versatile

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Bass
  • Guitars
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording
  • Use With Synthesizers

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

Already had 2 SPDIs, liked them so I bought 4 more!

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4.0

Solved my problem

By St J Jazz

from Vermont

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Clear Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      This unit solved the immediate problem of hooking laptop audio (required an additional adapter cable) into the audio snake in our sanctuary without significant hum or overdrive. Haven't had the opportunity to use it in live performance yet, but expect it will produce less background hum than my previous units.

      Comment on this review

       
      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...

      Comment on this review

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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 17 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

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