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Behringer ULTRA-DI DI100 Active Direct Box with Groundlift Switch

You Pay: $39.99

The ULTRA DI DI100 is an active, phantom powered direct box. Unlike a passive DI where the frequency response of the signal can be altered depending on the connected impedance, an active DI buffers the input signal with an amplifier. This assures that the sound source will reach the mixer balanced and noise-free.

The input-buffering amplifier also ensures clean, pure and powerful sound when using extremely long cables. The ULTRA DI DI100 features Behringer's OT-1 output transformer and the unit will also easily deal with a guitar amplifier's speaker output, handling up to 3,000 Watts. The DI can be powered either from the phantom power of a mixer or by using a 9V battery.

Active direct box
Internal battery automatically shut off when phantom power is connected
Direct connection of amplifier outputs with ratings of up to 3,000 Watts
Switchable input attenuation allows input levels of up to +50 dB
Ground lift switch eliminates typical ground loop problems
Rugged, road-proof aluminum case
Input Connections 1 x 1/4" TS phone (unbalanced)
1 x XLR (unbalanced)
Output Connectors 1 x XLR
1 x 1/4" TS phone (link out)
Input Level +10/+30/+50dBu
Output Level Not specified by manufacturer
Frequency Response 10Hz to 93kHz
Noise -100dBu
Power 18 to 48V DC of phantom power
9V battery
Dimensions (WxDxH) 6" x 5 1/8" x 2 3/8"
Weight 0.7 lbs
Specialties Stackable oversized rubber corners
Behringer ULTRA-DI DI100 Active Direct Box with Groundlift Switch
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    BehringerULTRA-DI DI100 Direct Box
     
    4.4

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (1)

    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (9)
    • Good audio (9)
    • Versatile (5)
    • Compact (4)
    • Durable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances (7)
      • Outdoor events / games (5)
      • Professional recording (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (6), Professional musician (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Behringer Met My Expectations

      This product (Ultra-DI DI100 Direct Box) is like a solid car that performs well and has the right mix of desired options. Before I used this product, my acoustic guitar always causes humming...Read complete review

      This product (Ultra-DI DI100 Direct Box) is like a solid car that performs well and has the right mix of desired options. Before I used this product, my acoustic guitar always causes humming noise into the church's PA system. So, as a corrective action I reluctantly turn down my guitar's volume to reduce or eliminate the noise. The consequence is the sound of my guitar suffers. To say the least, I get frustrated when I can't hear my guitar sound as the choir sings. A couple of times, I was forced to turn down the volume so low because of the annoying hum that made our pianist/ music director give me a dirty look. So, I said I've got to do something. I purchased the Ultra-DI DI100 after diligently researching the internet for product specs, user reviews and pricing. Last Sunday, I plugged in my guitar with this unit in the church's PA system and I was holding my breath to see what will happen. To my delight, no noise whatsoever was heard through the PA system even as I turned up the volume. No humming noise...what a relief! I was happy that I finally heard the beautiful bright clean sound of my acoustic-electric guitar through the church's PA system. Even our bass player sounded happy when he told me he could hear my guitar sound good. I know it's early for me to give a review about this product but I give it a "Two Thumbs Up" already for great features, solid/sturdy construction, great pricing[...]So far the manufacturer Behringer has delivered its promise. Just buy it and have fun!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Awful sound

      Purchased this for live stage open mic nite. Overloads and distorts using several acoustic guitars with pickups. Use something else, this guy is going back.

      Purchased this for live stage open mic nite. Overloads and distorts using several acoustic guitars with pickups. Use something else, this guy is going back.

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      5.0

      Seems Good

      By Gary the Tech

      from Quesnel, BC

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about Behringer ULTRA-DI DI100 Direct Box:

        We use this on our stage at church. Very versatile with a wide range of input levels. Unit seems solid and should last many years. Plug and play!

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The Honey Badger of DI's

        By moonpie23

        from Raleigh NC

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Behringer ULTRA-DI DI100 Direct Box:

          I'm a recording engineer and studio owner with over 30 years of experience. The DI100 from Behringer is one of the toughest, and most useful pieces of gear I own. I've got 8 of them. They have virtually every bell and whistle you could ever need on a DI and they hold up under constant heavy use.

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          5.0

          Solid Little DI

          By DJ Matty J

          from Salem NH

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Performances

            Comments about Behringer ULTRA-DI DI100 Direct Box:

            I use this product for small live sound events and it works great. I love the versatility of being able to use phantom power or power it with a 9v if phantom isn't available. It is also very durable and can handle being transported without the risk of damage.

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            4.0

            Awesome

            By David

            from Washington, D.C.

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about Behringer ULTRA-DI DI100 Direct Box:

              I really love it. I have used passive DI's before and haven't been a fan but with this active box I will be a long-time user.

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              4.0

              Solid Live DI Choice

              By The Fat Sound Guy

              from Okinawa, Japan

              About Me Power User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Reliable Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Live Sound

                Comments about Behringer ULTRA-DI DI100 Direct Box:

                Use these all the time on stage for live sound in a small club. Lots of bands come through - often 2 or 3 a night - and these are a good choice for DI because they are large, sturdy, stable, and dead simple.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Awful sound

                By Jim Musson

                from Hillsborough NC

                About Me Power User

                Pros

                • None

                Cons

                • Sounds awful

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Behringer ULTRA-DI DI100 Direct Box:

                  Purchased this for live stage open mic nite. Overloads and distorts using several acoustic guitars with pickups. Use something else, this guy is going back.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Great product, affordable price!

                  By NicoP

                  from Round Hill, Va

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Behringer ULTRA-DI DI100 Direct Box:

                      This d-box sounds great with an array of different instruments. I didn't have any issues using this with organs, pianos, and guitars.

                      The only slight glitch that I noticed was a ground loop tendency that can occur if your not careful with placement of the boxes but that's easily overcome.

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                      5.0

                      More reasons to go Active than expected.

                      By Phil the Director of Worship

                      from Little Rock, AR

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                      • Bulky/Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Events
                      • Home Studio
                      • Performances
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Behringer ULTRA-DI DI100 Direct Box:

                      Just replaced two of our passive direct boxes with these things; after one Sunday service we're buying 2 more. One thing I never expected was the use of attenuation: Using the box with -20 dB allowed us to turn the keyboard up, and it turns out we had it so low, the signal was so small that it was distorted. With the multiple sliders up on the keyboard, the sound is crisp and clear. Just another reason to go Active.This also reduced the hums and hisses as compared to a passive direct box by almost double. Definitely worth it[...]The only down side is it doesn't have a 1/4" out. Only has a unbalanced 1/4" direct out or "link" as they call it.

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                      5.0

                      Best Cheap DI Box EVER

                      By Don Lanier

                      from St Louis MO

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                      • none

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Events
                      • Houses of worship
                      • Mobile DJ
                      • Performances
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Behringer ULTRA-DI DI100 Direct Box:

                      The Ultra DI is the Most versatile, PRO DI box ever.
                      Its got PAD switches, Ground Lift Switch, and is Phantom Powered with a Indicator Light.
                      Works great with Bass, Keyboard, and any device needing HI Impedance 1/4" conversion to LOW Impedance XLR.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Behringer Met My Expectations

                      By NazStrat

                      from Antelope Valley CA

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                      • Small battery space

                      Best Uses

                      • Performances

                      Comments about Behringer ULTRA-DI DI100 Direct Box:

                      This product (Ultra-DI DI100 Direct Box) is like a solid car that performs well and has the right mix of desired options. Before I used this product, my acoustic guitar always causes humming noise into the church's PA system. So, as a corrective action I reluctantly turn down my guitar's volume to reduce or eliminate the noise. The consequence is the sound of my guitar suffers. To say the least, I get frustrated when I can't hear my guitar sound as the choir sings. A couple of times, I was forced to turn down the volume so low because of the annoying hum that made our pianist/ music director give me a dirty look. So, I said I've got to do something. I purchased the Ultra-DI DI100 after diligently researching the internet for product specs, user reviews and pricing. Last Sunday, I plugged in my guitar with this unit in the church's PA system and I was holding my breath to see what will happen. To my delight, no noise whatsoever was heard through the PA system even as I turned up the volume. No humming noise...what a relief! I was happy that I finally heard the beautiful bright clean sound of my acoustic-electric guitar through the church's PA system. Even our bass player sounded happy when he told me he could hear my guitar sound good. I know it's early for me to give a review about this product but I give it a "Two Thumbs Up" already for great features, solid/sturdy construction, great pricing[...]So far the manufacturer Behringer has delivered its promise. Just buy it and have fun!

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                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great box!

                      By Mark the Sound Guy

                      from Grayville, IL

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Performances

                        Comments about Behringer ULTRA-DI DI100 Direct Box:

                        I bought 2 of these for our church. We have a bass guitar in one and an acoustic electric in the other. No pops, no crackles, no hum - just clean sound. Great phantom powered DI box.

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