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Whirlwind pcDI - Stereo Direct Box with RCA and 1/8" Mini Unbalanced Inputs for PC Cards and Phono Preamp Level Conversion

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The Whirlwind pcDI is a dual channel direct box with RCA phono connectors designed to interface unbalanced, stereo line sources with professional, balanced, low impedance equipment.

The unit contains two separate DIs and signals can be inputted through either through a single 3.5mm (1/8") mini TRS stereo jack or two sets of color coded RCA phono type input that also feature Thru RCA connectors. Output is via corresponding color coded XLRs.

The pcDI features a ground lift switch to help eliminate hum and a 20dB pad switch in each channel for connecting to "hot" signals. Perfect for interfacing with the outputs of CD players, computer sound cards, tape decks, etc.

Color coded RCA phono In/Thru jacks
Color coded XLR output jacks
1/8" stereo mini input
Ground Lift switch to help eliminate hum and buzz
Stereo/Mono switch for stereo operation or for combining both inputs into a mono signal sent to both outputs
-20dB pad switch for connection to "hot" input signals
Input Connections 1 x 1/8" TRS stereo phone
2 x RCA phono
Output Connectors 2 x XLR
2 x 1/4" RCA phono 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 pcDI - Stereo Direct Box with RCA and 1/8" Mini Unbalanced Inputs for PC Cards and Phono Preamp Level Conversion
  • Three (3) Year Warranty
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    WhirlwindpcDI Stereo Direct Box
     
    4.7

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (11)
    • Excellent sound (10)
    • Compact (9)
    • Versatile (7)
    • Simple controls (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor events / games (11)
      • Performances (8)
      • Professional recording (4)
      • Amateur recording (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (7)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great stable product

      We're using the pcDI boxes in a complicated
      VTC and ProTools set-up for a client who needs to monitor our sessions remotely. The pcDI boxes are helping to keep the signal clean,...Read complete review

      We're using the pcDI boxes in a complicated
      VTC and ProTools set-up for a client who needs to monitor our sessions remotely. The pcDI boxes are helping to keep the signal clean, stable and balanced between our recording set-up on the computer-based VTC. Stability and reliability are absolutely critical, and so far this product delivers.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Happy

      I use the pcDI in the church I work and works for me, I like that it has all the differents inputs..

      I use the pcDI in the church I work and works for me, I like that it has all the differents inputs..

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      5.0

      Great Product

      By mike

      from Columbus, OH

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Whirlwind pcDI Stereo Direct Box:

            perfect solution to hooking up a PC, Ipad or other device to a sound system

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great Balance

            By HNO Productions Inc.

            from Miami, FL

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events

              Comments about Whirlwind pcDI Stereo Direct Box:

              Used it during an event to hook up a laptop to a sound board. Made the audio levels easier to work with in the board.

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              4.0

              Great

              By Marcus

              from Richmond, TX

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound

              Cons

              • Bulky

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Whirlwind pcDI Stereo Direct Box:

              I love this little box. It is the only thing I have ever found that works well with iPods and computers and pa systems. Great build quality!

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              5.0

              Great Product

              By Russell

              from Greensboro, NC

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Performances

                Comments about Whirlwind pcDI Stereo Direct Box:

                This is a piece of gear everyone should have in their tool kit. If you ever have to take audio from a laptop into a large format, high clarity sound system, this is the best unit for doing so.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Most Trusted DI box in the market

                By nobs

                from Oakland, CA

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Music Videos
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Whirlwind pcDI Stereo Direct Box:

                  Highly recommended for anyone hooking up a laptop, ipod, or any device needing to interface into a Mixer, PA system. I have used this device in numerous broadcasts and live events and repeatedly delivers clean,balanced sound.

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                  5.0

                  Walks the walk

                  By JD

                  from Manchester, NH

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Simple
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Whirlwind pcDI Stereo Direct Box:

                  Does everything it says, nice features and a good price. Definitely does everything I needed it to.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great balancing box

                  By 38tracks

                  from Annapolis, MD

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Bulky

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Music Videos
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording
                  • Soundtracks

                  Comments about Whirlwind pcDI Stereo Direct Box:

                  The box is great at balancing unbalanced RCA inputs.
                  Although it is a large box it does an amazing job.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Does as promised and solid unit!!

                  By ClintH

                  from QLD Australia

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Events
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Whirlwind pcDI Stereo Direct Box:

                    The Whirlwind PCDI unit is used to eliminate ground noise from the laptop pc to my PA system. As soon as I plugged it in and switched the ground lift on, NO NOISE.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Tool

                    By Lance

                    from Neenah, WIsconsin

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Whirlwind pcDI Stereo Direct Box:

                    My video company works in theaters and music venues quite a bit. The PCDI box is the perfect tool to pull a record feed from their board. It allows me to use XLR cables to make the long run to wherever my mixing station may be set up. The ability to lift the ground, add a pad, and switch to mono or stereo is great. I also use one of these when I send audio to the "House" ensuring that they get a nice balanced feed free from ground hum. A couple of these should be part of anyones kit who interfaces with professional sound boards.

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                    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Product

                    By mea productions

                    from baltimore, md

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Excellent Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Events
                      • Performances
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Whirlwind pcDI Stereo Direct Box:

                      Rentals , bought one to test , going to but another nine units for rentals and productions

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                      5.0

                      Great stable product

                      By amandacr

                      from Washington, DC

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Excellent Sound
                      • Reliable
                      • Stable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Events
                        • Interesting workarounds

                        Comments about Whirlwind pcDI Stereo Direct Box:

                        We're using the pcDI boxes in a complicated
                        VTC and ProTools set-up for a client who needs to monitor our sessions remotely. The pcDI boxes are helping to keep the signal clean, stable and balanced between our recording set-up on the computer-based VTC. Stability and reliability are absolutely critical, and so far this product delivers.

                        Share this review

                        (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Good Product

                        By Allwrench

                        from Colorado

                        About Me Novice

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                        • Difficult to understand

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording

                        Comments about Whirlwind pcDI Stereo Direct Box:

                        Lots of features not real ease to understand all its uses.

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                        (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Happy

                        By Chester

                        from Houston, TX

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Excellent Sound
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Events
                          • Performances

                          Comments about Whirlwind pcDI Stereo Direct Box:

                          I use the pcDI in the church I work and works for me, I like that it has all the differents inputs..

                          Share this review

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