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Live Wire SPDI Passive Direct Box with Attenuation Pad  

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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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Live Wire

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

Order with the protection of our 45-day lowest price and total satisfaction guarantees!

 

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 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Good audio (6)
  • 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 (6), 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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    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...

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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.

            Comment on this review

             
            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 15 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 17 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.

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