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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 8 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Rock Solid Construction and Performance

      By johnwright1964

      from Eastover, NC

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Excellent Audio

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Whirlwind IMP 2 Direct Box:

          I have 3 of these mounted to an equipment board to hook a keyboard into our sound system and to send loop and click tracks to the main mixer as well. These units are designed to be road worthy.

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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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