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Nady ADI-1 Active Direct Box 

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The handy Nady ADI-1 Active Direct Box eliminates impedance mismatches allowing you to run long cables without hum and noise. It is capable of conver...Click To Read More About This Product

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Keep those electrons flowing smoothly and keep your sound clean!

The handy Nady ADI-1 Active Direct Box eliminates impedance mismatches allowing you to run long cables without hum and noise. It is capable of converting nearly any sound source from guitar to speaker and includes attenuation and ground lift functions. Housed in a rugged aluminum case for years of hard-living road service.

Full-featured controls and connections of the Nady ADI-1 include On/Off, Ground Lift, and Guitar/Speaker Source Select input attenuation switches; unbalanced 1/4" TS Input and Parallel Link Output jacks; and servo-balanced XLR Output jack.

Parallel link output allows ultimate hookup flexibility by enabling applications such as connection to the input of the backline or monitor amplifier.

No compromise circuit design and stringent component selection provide absolutely flat, full frequency response across the entire audio spectrum, and negligible distortion for the most natural, powerful audio available.
Portable aircraft aluminum extruded case for ultimate roadworthiness, long life and reliability. The Nady ADI-1 Active Direct Box is powered either by console's +48V phantom power or internal 9V battery.

FEATURES
  • Eliminates impedance mismatches
  • Permits long cables without hum and noise
  • Converts nearly any sound source
  • Attenuation and ground lift functions

This is a must for tour stage setup. Order today!

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NadyADI-1 Active Direct Box
 
4.5

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Good audio (8)
  • Versatile (6)
  • Professional functions (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (9)
  • Home studio (7)
  • Amateur recording (6)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
  • Professional recording (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Does what it should..

Generally does what it should do. Had to test out all the settings until I found the correct one. But once I did it is working great. In my case was using a...Read complete review

Generally does what it should do. Had to test out all the settings until I found the correct one. But once I did it is working great. In my case was using a Focusrite interface with a "pad" option. Just be sure that it is not enabled if your interface has it, as that was a problem for me. In my case it is not so easy to turn on or off and requires running the Mix control program on system to turn off and on. The documentation for this AD-1 box is not so great, and it is incorrect about the power light. Just know that the power light on your AD-1 box WILL NOT illuminate if phantom power is turned on for any device/interface the AD-1 is connected to. Don't waste your time like I did trying to troubleshoot that issue and ignore this from the AD-1 documentation.
"(1A) POWER ON INDICATOR
This LED lights whenever the unit is on, either from external phantom power, or from
internal battery power when the unit is switched ON.

This is NOT CORRECT. The power indicator light only comes on when the unit is only using the 9v battery. When connected to any device with phantom power the power indicator light on the AD-1 box DOES NOT COME ON.

So they need to update their manual or fix the issue with the power light so that is does come on. Wasted many hours until I figured this out.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Product Needs More Instructions

You really should provide more info on how (and when) to hook up this product correctly.

You really should provide more info on how (and when) to hook up this product correctly.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Does what it should..

By The Bishop Bruce

from Los Angeles CA

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Nady ADI-1 Active Direct Box:

      Generally does what it should do. Had to test out all the settings until I found the correct one. But once I did it is working great. In my case was using a Focusrite interface with a "pad" option. Just be sure that it is not enabled if your interface has it, as that was a problem for me. In my case it is not so easy to turn on or off and requires running the Mix control program on system to turn off and on. The documentation for this AD-1 box is not so great, and it is incorrect about the power light. Just know that the power light on your AD-1 box WILL NOT illuminate if phantom power is turned on for any device/interface the AD-1 is connected to. Don't waste your time like I did trying to troubleshoot that issue and ignore this from the AD-1 documentation.
      "(1A) POWER ON INDICATOR
      This LED lights whenever the unit is on, either from external phantom power, or from
      internal battery power when the unit is switched ON.

      This is NOT CORRECT. The power indicator light only comes on when the unit is only using the 9v battery. When connected to any device with phantom power the power indicator light on the AD-1 box DOES NOT COME ON.

      So they need to update their manual or fix the issue with the power light so that is does come on. Wasted many hours until I figured this out.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Nice Unit!

      By InHisService

      from boise

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Power light does not come on using Phanton power

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Nady ADI-1 Active Direct Box:

      Great product but the power light does not come on when using phantom power. The instructions state that power light comes on when powered by Phantom power or battery power. It does illuminate using a 9 volt. The unit works well.

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This product works as advertised.

      By Joe

      from Greensboro

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Professional Functions

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Nady ADI-1 Active Direct Box:

        Solved my issue.

         
        5.0

        This is a steal!

        By CHANG

        from undisclosed

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        Comments about Nady ADI-1 Active Direct Box:

        Works well!

         
        4.0

        Did the job when needed

        By Hep

        from Greensboro, NC

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances

          Comments about Nady ADI-1 Active Direct Box:

          Bought this to have in my 'toolkit'. Fist time use was doing sound for an acoustic band with a mandolin plugged into the input set to 'instrument'. Worked just fine.

           
          5.0

          Works as it should and as described.

          By Holiday Studios

          from Rio Rancho NM

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio

            Comments about Nady ADI-1 Active Direct Box:

            Used to match an unbalanced signal to a balanced signal.

             
            5.0

            Bargain

            By Phil

            from Delaware

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            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Professional Functions

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Nady ADI-1 Active Direct Box:

              For ten spot each on a SDOTD you can't beat it.

               
              5.0

              Good as anything out there

              By Mick

              from Schenectady, NY

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Nady ADI-1 Active Direct Box:

                I have spent hundreds and have not got any better results good for the money

                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Product Needs More Instructions

                By Robert V.

                from Alhambra, CA

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                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Need more info on how to use

                  Best Uses

                  • Performances

                  Comments about Nady ADI-1 Active Direct Box:

                  You really should provide more info on how (and when) to hook up this product correctly.

                   
                  5.0

                  Good Value

                  By chc

                  from NE

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                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Professional Functions

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Nady ADI-1 Active Direct Box:

                    I bought 2 at the Hot Deals' sale price. Units work as expected with decent build quality.
                    As others have stated, the LED power indicator does not light when using phantom power.

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