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Countryman TYPE 85 Direct Box

B&H # CODB Mfr # DT85
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You Pay: $155.00

The Countryman Type 85 is a compact direct box that connects instruments with high impedance pickups, such as piezo pickups to a balanced XLR type microphone input. The Type 85 utilizes high quality components and class A circuitry to ensure pristine audio fidelity and lowest possible noise floor. A ground lift switch further minimizes noise and hum caused by faulty electrical lines. The Type 85 operates via +48 Volt external phantom power or 9 Volt alkaline battery.

Pristine Audio Fidelity
The Type 85 uses high quality discrete components into a single ended class A circuit resulting in smooth, pristine audio fidelity with low noise floor.
Durable Construction
Internal electronics are molded into a solid epoxy block and protected against electrical damage. The outer casing is a single piece featuring extra thick walls.
Ground Lift Switch
A ground lift switch eliminates noise and buzz caused by faulty electrical wiring.
Voltage Gain Selector
Pickup mode and Speaker mode switch allows -10dB and -46dB operation.
Number of Channels 1
Inputs Amp: 1/4" Phone
Inst: 1/4" Phone
Output Balanced XLR 3-pin Male mic level
Phantom Power External: +48V Phantom Power
Internal: 9-Volt Battery
Multi Function Pickup mode: -10dB
Speaker mode: -46dB
Gain Range not specified by manufacturer
Maximum Level Max Input Level: Pickup mode - 5 Volts P-P
Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz +/- 1dB
Noise .63uV RMS (-122dBu) BW=20kHz
Dimensions 1.75 x 3 x 5" (45 x 77 x 127mm) (HxWxD)
Weight 18.5 oz (.52 kg)
Countryman TYPE 85 Direct Box
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    CountrymanTYPE 85 Direct Box
     
    5.0

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (4)
    • Excellent sound (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional recording (4)
      • Performances (3)

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      5.0

      Still the one

      By Mixy

      from New York

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Countryman TYPE 85 Direct Box:

        I have been using this direct box for decades. It sounds great and is very durable.

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        5.0

        Countryman Type 85 Direct Input box

        By ham

        from Duntroon, Ontario, Canada

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Simple to use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Professional Recording
          • Recording studio use

          Comments about Countryman TYPE 85 Direct Box:

          To interface my bass guitar to recording sound board equipemnt
          Product built like a tank...light and simple

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          5.0

          works as advertized!

          By roadrunner1963

          from Springfield, Ohio

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Countryman TYPE 85 Direct Box:

            A friend recommended this direct box for acoustic guitar and he was right! Very warm and natural sounding!

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            5.0

            Countryman Type 85 DI Box

            By Masaya

            from Lake Placid, FL

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate Controls
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Countryman TYPE 85 Direct Box:

              Very high quality and durable DI. Sounds transparent and can be used with a 9 volt battery or phantom power. I use it mainly for live sound, DI'ng acoustic guitars and keyboards. I also use it in the studio for the same applications. I have owned two for the last 8-10 years, I believe, and just purchased two more for live sound gigs for a country rock band (acoustic guitars and mandolin), with a DI'd bass. I have no doubt these boxes will do an outstanding job come downbeat time! A truly great sounding and versatile DI for a great price!
              Tony
              AMS Recording and Live Sound
              Lake Placid, FL

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              5.0

              Tank Tough Active Input Box

              By Calsound

              from San Francisco, California

              About Me Power User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Performance
              • Durable
              • Easy To Configure

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Portable Devices
                • Travel

                Comments about Countryman TYPE 85 Direct Box:

                This box rocks. I've used many of these and the only one I have seen with problems was one of my own (which after sending to the company they fixed for N/C)

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                5.0

                Super Heavy Duty

                By Bob

                from Hesperia, CA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Good Value
                • High Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Countryman TYPE 85 Direct Box:

                    You could run over this thing with a truck. Great, clear sound. I use it with a Fender P bass and a Kurzweil SP 88 keyboard. [...]

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                    Batteries & Power

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                    Duracell -  9V Alkaline Battery (Coppertop)
                    • You Pay: $1.95
                     
                    Watson -  9V Rechargeable NiMH Battery (250mAh)
                    • You Pay: $7.95
                     
                    Kopul -  Studio Elite 4000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable - 6' (1.8 m), Black
                    • You Pay: $17.99
                     

                    Additional Hardware

                    Countryman -  DTM-85 Electronics Module for Type 85 Direct Box
                    • You Pay: $114.95
                    Usually ships in 7-10 business days i This item is usually Drop Shipped from the MFR/Distributor within 7-10 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at the time of placing the order with the MFR
                     

                    Cases & Protection

                    Pelican -  1200 Case with Foam (Black)
                    • You Pay: $38.95
                     
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