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Behringer ULTRA-DI DI20 - Active 2-Channel DI Box/Splitter

You Pay: $24.99

The ULTRA-DI DI20 from Behringer is an active, two-channel DI box and splitter. The unit takes a signal from an unbalanced, high-impedance output and feeds it directly into a mixing console or recorder.

Ideally suited for guitar and bass players, the ULTRA-DI DI20 is also useful in live/studio/broadcast applications, for installation contractors and studios/live event engineers. Multiple modes allow for flexible usage, and can also be used by keyboard players to balance their often unbalanced sources.

Three levels of switchable input attenuation allows input levels of up to +48dBu, while a ground lift switch eliminates typical ground loop problems. The unit can derive power either from a 9V battery or by using 48V phantom power.

Active, two-channel DI box/splitter
Converts two separate unbalanced 1/4" line inputs into two balanced XLR outputs
Mono, two-channel or stereo DI-box operation with switchable link mode
Additional split mode where the signal from channel 1 is sent to both XLR outputs
Input 2 usable as channel 1 link output in addition to XLR output
Switchable input attenuation allows for connection to outputs with up to 3,000 Watts
Ground lift switch eliminates typical ground loop problems
Powered from a 9V battery or via phantom power
Input Connections 2 x 1/4" TRS phone, balanced or unbalanced
Output Connectors 2 x XLR
Input Level +12/32/52dBu
Output Level Not specified by manufacturer
Controls Attenuation switch
Mode switch
Ground lift
Battery On/Off
Frequency Response 10Hz to 70kHz, -3dB
Noise 100dBu
Power 9V battery or 18VDC to 48VDC phantom power
Dimensions (WxDxH) 5 x 6 x 2-3/8" (130 x 150 x 60 mm)
Weight 1.43 lbs (0.65kg)
Specialties Ultra compact, road-suitable housing
Behringer ULTRA-DI DI20 - Active 2-Channel DI Box/Splitter
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    BehringerULTRA-DI DI20 - Active 2-Channel DI Box/Splitter
     
    4.0

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    67%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (9)
    • Compact (6)
    • Durable (5)
    • Good audio (4)
    • Easy to configure (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur recording (4)
      • Outdoor events / games (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (5), Power user (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (5)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      This is great

      First night of the box, band number one, had two acoustic guitars, both went in to this box and to the board, the bands fans said the sound was so much better,...Read complete review

      First night of the box, band number one, had two acoustic guitars, both went in to this box and to the board, the bands fans said the sound was so much better, they normally used a on stage amp. Same night Band number two, Keyboard no problem nice to have a PAD switch on the stage

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not suitable for video

      I bought this primarily for use on location when shooting events, to take a feed out of the DJ or house sound system. I wanted something compact that would allow me to take a...Read complete review

      I bought this primarily for use on location when shooting events, to take a feed out of the DJ or house sound system. I wanted something compact that would allow me to take a feed at line level and knock it down, or split a mic feed into two legs so I could hang a wireless transmitter on one. The fact that it is powered and therefore shouldn't lower the level when splitting a mic was a plus. Unfortunately, while this may work well for amplified audio work, a pronounced pre-amp hiss makes it unsuitable for video work, and I couldn't get it to work as a passive device without power. Yes, I know it was only $, but I was hopeful that Behringer's reputation for value would come through on this unit (I own other Behringer equipment and have been pleased.) Nope. Not this time. Videographers should stay away from this.

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      2.0

      Not suitable for video

      By Alan F.

      from Petaluma, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Construction
      • Easy To Use
      • PRICE

      Cons

      • Battery Hard To Change
      • Noticeable Hiss

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording

      Comments about Behringer ULTRA-DI DI20 - Active 2-Channel DI Box/Splitter:

      I bought this primarily for use on location when shooting events, to take a feed out of the DJ or house sound system. I wanted something compact that would allow me to take a feed at line level and knock it down, or split a mic feed into two legs so I could hang a wireless transmitter on one. The fact that it is powered and therefore shouldn't lower the level when splitting a mic was a plus. Unfortunately, while this may work well for amplified audio work, a pronounced pre-amp hiss makes it unsuitable for video work, and I couldn't get it to work as a passive device without power. Yes, I know it was only $, but I was hopeful that Behringer's reputation for value would come through on this unit (I own other Behringer equipment and have been pleased.) Nope. Not this time. Videographers should stay away from this.

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      5.0

      great product

      By Tom

      from Israel

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Behringer ULTRA-DI DI20 - Active 2-Channel DI Box/Splitter:

        Great sound product

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        5.0

        Great Product, Great Price!

        By Benji

        from Cedar Falls, IA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Behringer ULTRA-DI DI20 - Active 2-Channel DI Box/Splitter:

            Excellent quality DI Box at a great cost, too.

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            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            You get what you pay for

            By PhoenixofMT

            from Polson, MT

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Configure
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Poor Design

            Best Uses

            • Strong signal sources

            Comments about Behringer ULTRA-DI DI20 - Active 2-Channel DI Box/Splitter:

            I intended to use this to boost the output from a passive drop-in acoustic guitar pickup. Unfortunately, the amount of gain I needed to use didn't change, but the hiss from the DI box made it unusable.
            It does work passably on the high output from a synth, but you have to use the mixer's pad. The attenuator on the DI box wrecks the SNR (unless you have a truly loud source.)
            Between electric guitar effects and the amp sounded awful though it might be okay with a bass.

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

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            4.0

            Great deal for your money!

            By CEO

            from Montebello, CA

            About Me Power User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home

              Comments about Behringer ULTRA-DI DI20 - Active 2-Channel DI Box/Splitter:

              Works great for connecting a DJ MIDI controller to the balanced input of a powered speaker. You can have stereo with 2 speakers, and run long XLR mike cables. Use a 9V Lithium cell and forget about the battery running low for a while.

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

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent Quality

              By The Rhythm Priest

              from Burnsville, Minnesota

              About Me Power User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Configure
              • Easy To Use
              • Reliable Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Behringer ULTRA-DI DI20 - Active 2-Channel DI Box/Splitter:

                  Excellent Quality for an incredible price. I use mostly Behringer gear in my studio and live and have NEVER been let down. These DI boxes are better than some I have used costing a lot more. Robust, easy to use, no problem. BUY THEM!!!

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

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                  5.0

                  Great Buy, esp for Mobile DJs

                  By Brycinator

                  from New Hamshire

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Configure
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Behringer ULTRA-DI DI20 - Active 2-Channel DI Box/Splitter:

                      I use the DI20 with a DJ Mixer that only has unbalanced RCA outputs. I used a dual RCA to 1/4' to connect the mixer to the DI box and then i could connect the box (via XLR outputs) to my powered sub and speakers. It works great and is fast to set up.

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

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                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Don't work as a 2 channel box

                      By Al

                      from Des Moines Ia

                      About Me Power User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Behringer ULTRA-DI DI20 - Active 2-Channel DI Box/Splitter:

                            I bought these with the intention of using them as a 2 channel DI. However, regardless of how the link switch was set I always got an output on both XLR's They would work as a splitter box just fine.

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

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                            5.0

                            Great Product, Great Price , Excellent S

                            By Sadman

                            from Toronto, Canada

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Amateur Recording
                              • Events
                              • Home Studio

                              Comments about Behringer ULTRA-DI DI20 - Active 2-Channel DI Box/Splitter:

                              This DI met my expectations and delivererd exactly what I wanted. The price was just right.[...]I would recommend my friends and other to shop at B&H. For a DI, I would recommend this unit.

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                              5.0

                              Beautiful, crisp pass-through

                              By Matt D

                              from VT

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Amateur Recording
                                • Performances

                                Comments about Behringer ULTRA-DI DI20 - Active 2-Channel DI Box/Splitter:

                                This value is unbeatable. Behringer hit the nail on the head with this. My amp is great. Instruments run sweet.

                                Buy it as soon as possible!! Thank you B&H

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                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                This is great

                                By John B

                                from Coney island, NY

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Clear Sound
                                • Compact
                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Behringer ULTRA-DI DI20 - Active 2-Channel DI Box/Splitter:

                                  First night of the box, band number one, had two acoustic guitars, both went in to this box and to the board, the bands fans said the sound was so much better, they normally used a on stage amp. Same night Band number two, Keyboard no problem nice to have a PAD switch on the stage

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