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

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.

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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LivewirePDI Double Shielded Heavy Duty Passive Direct Box
 
4.6

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Good audio (8)
  • Professional functions (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (9)
  • Outdoor events / games (7)
  • Home studio (6)
  • Amateur recording (5)
  • Professional recording (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

cancels hum

Most people will get this for studio help in cancelling noise or live performance with thier amps...
You can also use this if you run a wire from your mixer to a powered...Read complete review

Most people will get this for studio help in cancelling noise or live performance with thier amps...
You can also use this if you run a wire from your mixer to a powered speaker- this is why I use it-
it cust the 60 cycle hum that my powered PA speakers were picking up by 90%- some set ups have a ground lift- if they dont this item will act as that lift.
We all know that there are still venues out there that can cause a lot of problems with your live sound.
For the money this non powered direct box has both xlr out and 1/4 inch out-
+ a ground lift. nice options.
solidly built - case is not plastic.
excellent value for dollar.

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No, I would not buy this box again

No improvement with this box inserted.

No improvement with this box inserted.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

No, I would not buy this box again

By CLIFFORD

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Comments about Livewire PDI Double Shielded Heavy Duty Passive Direct Box:

No improvement with this box inserted.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Well Built

By ngcfish

from tigerville SC

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Livewire PDI Double Shielded Heavy Duty Passive Direct Box:

    n/a

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    reliable and simple

    By Chuck

    from west covina, CA

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Livewire 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

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good fix when signal is low

      By none

      from Upstate South Carolina

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      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Livewire 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.

           
          4.0

          D I improved sound

          By Gstring

          from Delaware

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            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Livewire 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.

               
              5.0

              Very high quality

              By Dave

              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 Livewire PDI Double Shielded Heavy Duty Passive Direct Box:

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

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                fanastic direct box, fantastic price

                By verticalsidewall

                from louisville, kentucky

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Livewire 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.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    It works!

                    By Terrell Johnson

                    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 Livewire 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.

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Value

                    By Sunshine

                    from Western Slope, Colorado

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Livewire PDI Double Shielded Heavy Duty Passive Direct Box:

                      A well built affordable direct box.

                      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      useful

                      By Ashok Mathews

                      from Shelton CT

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Performances
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Livewire PDI Double Shielded Heavy Duty Passive Direct Box:

                        I'm well pleased with my purchase thanks MF.

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