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Whirlwind IMP 2 - Passive, Single Channel Direct Box for PA or Studio

You Pay: $39.95

The IMP 2 from Whirlwind is a rugged built, single channel, passive direct box. The unit converts a line or instrument level unbalanced signal to a low impedance microphone level balanced signal.

Direct boxes are often referred to as "DI" boxes. This stands for "Direct Injection" as their main purpose is to convert unbalanced and/or high impedance instrument signals into a format suitable for direct connection to a mixing console - without the use of a microphone.

1/4" parallel wired in/out jacks
Ground Lift switches to help eliminate hum and buzz
Input Connections 1 x 1/4" TS phone
Output Connectors 1 x XLR
1 x 1/4" TS phone Thru
Input Level Not specified by manufacturer
Output Level 20dB below input level
Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz, +/-1dB
Noise Not specified by manufacturer
Power Passive
Specialties Uses Whirlwind's TRHL-M transformer with metal shield
Whirlwind IMP 2 - Passive, Single Channel Direct Box for PA or Studio
  • Three (3) Year Warranty
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    WhirlwindIMP 2 Direct Box
     
    4.9

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (6)
    • Compact (4)
    • Excellent sound (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances (4)
      • Outdoor events / games (3)
      • Professional recording (3)
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      5.0

      Whirlwind makes Quality Products!

      By DC Smith

      from Prescott, AZ

      Verified Buyer

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            Comments about Whirlwind IMP 2 Direct Box:

            Really what more can I say? This direct box has it all that is needed in a direct box. It also has a quality transformer to handle the unbalanced to balanced signals. I have used their products before and they are all great.

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            5.0

            for me the best DB in the business!!

            By Jmendez

            from Dominican Rep

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Whirlwind IMP 2 Direct Box:

              this is a road warrior, they will be with you for years!!

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              5.0

              sturdy as a brick

              By chaz

              from Orlando

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Whirlwind IMP 2 Direct Box:

                  Works like it looks. Simple and reliable.

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                  5.0

                  Well made and great sounding DI

                  By Jerry from the Midwest

                  from Quad Cities

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Perfect DI for live gigs

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Whirlwind IMP 2 Direct Box:

                  I run sound once a month for an acoustic performance show featuring many artists taking the stage throughout the evening. The venue traditionally provided mics, cables, and DI's but over time those items have either gone missing or have fallen into disrepair. I decided I would start taking my own mics, cables, and DI's so I went on the hunt for a low cost, but well made and decent sounding box and the IMP 2 has it all! I don't need all that active circuitry and switches and buttons and such, just a simple box to convert instruments into mic sends and Whirlwind has that covered with this excellent product. This little box sounds great too!!!

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                  4.0

                  Just as advertised

                  By megamouse

                  from Trinidad, West Indies

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Reasonably priced

                  Cons

                  • None to date

                  Best Uses

                  • Live sound - Church

                  Comments about Whirlwind IMP 2 Direct Box:

                  Bought a pair of these for use at Church after much searching. I did check user reviews and other information that was available which helped in making the decision. We have used them to connect one amplified acoustic guitar and one base guitar to the main mix. So far we have no complaints. Both instruments are easy to regulate, there is no hum or distortion of any kind, neither any loss in sound quality. Good product!!

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                  5.0

                  Got 4 already

                  By egm@uzyel

                  from San Lorenzo, PR

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Whirlwind IMP 2 Direct Box:

                    Got 4 of these already and so far, no problems at all. Built like a tank!

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                    5.0

                    Great Passive DI for the price

                    By JTsings

                    from Wellington, CO

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Whirlwind IMP 2 Direct Box:

                      Used in a smaller room for our church youth worship band. Great sound, well constructed, perfect for electric guitar.

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