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Hosa Technology DIB-443 - "SIDEKICK" Passive Direct Box

B&H # HODIB443 Mfr # DIB-443
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The DIB-443 "SIDEKICK" from Hosa is a passive direct injection transformer that changes guitar or bass signal to a low-impedance signal appropriate for sending down the snake to the house (or studio) mixing console's XLR inputs.

An "INST/SPKR" switch, when placed in the SPKR position allows an amplifier's extension speaker output to drive the line, thus preserving the original amp sound. A Ground Lift switch breaks ground to help trouble-shoot and terminate 60Hz "ground-loop" hum.

Since the DIB-443 is a passive device, no powering is required.

Allows for connecting a electric guitar or bass directly into a mixer without losing tone due to impedance mismatch, long cables or cycle hum
Converts any unbalanced line-level signal to balanced mic-level output
Ground lift switch prevents ground-loop hum
Ultra-compact, all-metal and road suitable housing
Input Connections 1 x 1/4" TS phone
Output Connectors 1 x XLR
1 x 1/4" TRS phone
Input Level Not specified by manufacturer
Output Level Not specified by manufacturer
Controls Ground lift switch
Frequency Response Not specified by manufacturer
Noise Not specified by manufacturer
Power Passive - not required
Dimensions (WxDxH) 3 3/4" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2"
Specialties No external power source required
Hosa Technology DIB-443 - "SIDEKICK" Passive Direct Box
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    5.0

    Great for recording electric guitars

    By Shnomoe

    from Portland, Oregon

    About Me Novice

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive

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      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Hosa Technology DIB-443 Passive Direct Box:

      All Pros in my book. Low noise, simple rugged design that can be tossed around, sturdy connections for your cables.

      I would definitely recommend it!

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      5.0

      I plan to purchase more of these

      By ÓConċhobhair Productions

      from Connecticut

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

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            Comments about Hosa Technology DIB-443 Passive Direct Box:

            was originally weary of purchasing this product because of its price but an very glad i did. this product works exceptionally well and i plan to purchase more.

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