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ART Zdirect - Passive Direct Box

You Pay: $25.00

The Zdirect from ART is a high quality passive interface that allows for connecting instrument, line, or speaker level signals to a mixer or other balanced input through a high performance audio isolation transformer. The high impedance single-ended 1/4" input is converted by the transformer into an isolated balanced low impedance signal source.

The unit has an extremely flat and wide frequency response and can handle high signal levels while still maintaining an isolated balanced low impedance output. This gives the Zdirect a very clean and neutral sound with a wide variety of signal sources and over long signal runs in high noise environments.

The input attenuator switches allow for a wide range of input signal levels
The Input Link jack allows for tapping off of the signal chain for additional routing
A ground lift switch allows for totally separating the input and output signal grounds when appropriate, to isolate two systems thereby reducing hum and ground-loop noise
Switchable low pass filter cuts out all very high frequency interference. This Bessel filter on the input is placed out of the audio range and is primarily intended to reduce radio frequency interference before it gets into the main system
The filter is also very effective in reducing any digital computer noise artifacts when using the Xdirect as an interface between a computer based audio workstation and speaker monitors
A phase invert switch allows the user to switch signal polarity right at the source
The compact black anodized all aluminum case and its flexible power design allow the DI to provide years of trouble free service in live sound, fixed install, DJ and virtually any PA application
Input Connections 1 x 1/4" TRS phone
Output Connectors 1 x XLR
1 x 1/4" TRS phone Link jack
Input Level 0, +24 and +44dBu
Output Level Not specified by manufacturer
Controls Input attenuation switches
Ground lift switch
Phase invert switch
Filter switch
Frequency Response 10Hz to 50kHz, +/-0.5dB @ +4dBu
Noise Not specified by manufacturer
Power Passive
Dimensions (WxDxH) 4 1/4" x 3 1/2" x 1 3/4"
Weight 0.75 lbs
Specialties Switchable, low pass filter, -3dB @ 30kHz
ART Zdirect - Passive Direct Box
  • One (1) Year Warranty
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    ARTZdirect Direct Box
     
    3.7

    (based on 3 reviews)

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        3.0

        Old stand by

        By old sound guy Lou

        from Harmony, PA

        About Me Power User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Live shows

          Comments about ART Zdirect Direct Box:

          Backup and loaner for live shows. Not the best DI on the planet but not terrible either. Used on acoustic guitar, keys, etc. and it does ok.

          Not studio quality by a long shot, but for this price when one breaks or gets stolen I don't shed many tears.

          I think it actually sounds slightly better than some low-end Behringer active products, but your mileage will vary.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          3.0

          It will do the job

          By [*]

          from Kansas

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about ART Zdirect Direct Box:

            This box is not horrible if you need a DI quickly and only have [$]. They are durable, I just bought this one, and I have had another one for 3 years now. I am rough with it.

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            5.0

            Simple to use...and works.

            By Mr. Magic

            from Sunriver, OR

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Great value
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about ART Zdirect Direct Box:

              I needed a simple, but reliable way to hook up my system to other locations sound systems. Easy to use, lightweight, but most importantly it worked as described.

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