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dbx dB12 Active Direct Box Black

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Overview

Preserve the sonic integrity and true characteristics of your signal source with this direct box.

The dbx dB12 is an active direct box that utilizes custom dbx mu-metal-shielded audio transformers, high-quality Neutrik connectors, and low-noise circuitry. The dB12 direct box includes a pad switch that accommodates instrument, line, and even speaker level signals. Take even more control of your sound by utilizing the dB12 direct box's polarity invert switch to set the phase relationship between the direct and mic'd sound.

As a professional, you don't have time for interference, so dbx includes a ground lift switch in the dB12 active direct box to solve potential hum and buzz problems due to ground loops. And between the combined shielding of the cast metal chassis and the custom-wound transformer, you can be doubly assured of a clean signal free from interference. All of this sits atop a solid, stable footprint, that will keep the dB12 direct box from being dragged around the stage. Unique contoured underside allows secure stacking of multiple dbx dB12 Active Direct Box units.

Features

Input Section
  • Input: 1 instrument/line/speaker level
  • Connector: 1/4" jack
  • Type: Unbalanced, RF filtered
  • Impedance: 1M Ohm (0dB pad)
  • 47k Ohm (20dB pad)
  • 47k Ohm (40dB pad)
  • Max Input Level: +10dBu (0dB pad)
  • +30dBu (20dB pad)
  • +50dBu (40dB pad)
Output Section
  • Thru Output: 1 parallel connection from input jack
  • Connector: 1/4" jack
  • Type: Unbalanced, RF filtered
  • Main Output: 1 line level
  • Connector: XLR male jack
  • Type: Balanced
  • Impedance: 150 Ohm typical
  • Max Output Level: +8dBu into 600 Ohm
Performance
  • Transformer: Custom dbx mu-metal-shielded
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz, ±3dB
  • 30Hz to 20kHz, +0/-1dB
  • Noise: <-105dB unweighted, 22kHz BW
    THD: <0.01%, 20Hz to 20kHz BW
    <0.005%, 1kHz, 0dBu output
General
  • Current Drain Phantom:
    < 8mA
    Phantom Power Range: +48 volts DC
  • Dimensions: 5.82" L X 5.44" W X 2.20" H (148 x 138 x 56mm)
  • Weight: 1.4 lbs / 0.65 kg
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