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Whirlwind DIRECT2 - Passive, Two Channel Direct Box

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Whirlwind DIRECT2 Direct Box

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The DIRECT2 is a two channel, passive direct box from Whirlwind that converts unbalanced line, instrument or speaker level signals to low impedance balanced microphone levels, which are then suitable for imputing to a console or microphone preamp.

The unit is a passive device and therefore requires no external power supply. Each channel features a ground lift switch and a 20dB pad for selecting between line/instrument or speaker level signals.

The input and output grounds of each section are isolated from each other. This allows the DIRECT2 to be used as if it were two completely separate DIs without fear of creating ground loop interaction.

Note: When connecting to speaker outputs, the Direct2 does not supply the proper amplifier load required by most tube type amplifiers. A speaker or appropriate dummy load must be connected to avoid possible damage to the amplifier.

1/4" parallel wired in/out jacks
20dB pad switches for selecting between line/instrument or speaker level input signals
Ground Lift switches to help eliminate hum and buzz
Input Connections 2 x 1/4" TS phone
Output Connectors 2 x XLR
2 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 DIRECT2 - Passive, Two Channel Direct Box
  • Three (3) Year Warranty
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    WhirlwindDIRECT2 Direct Box
     
    4.5

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    4.0

    Good, Simple DI

    By Jeff

    from East Bay, CA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Good Sound
    • High Build Quality
    • Relaible
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Whirlwind DIRECT2 Direct Box:

      It does what you want it to and very well. It is well made and has good sound quality. The only reason this is not getting 5 stars is because it does not have polarity reverse, a two step pad, and signal combine. However, if you do not need those features, this unit will be perfect for you and that is coming from a professional sound engineer.

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      5.0

      Directly Into the Mixer

      By HNO Productions, Inc.

      from Miami, FL

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about Whirlwind DIRECT2 Direct Box:

        Well, not exactly, but it sure made the guitars sound beautiful at a talent show we did the sound for. Whirlwind is the best in the industry when it comes to DI Boxes.

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