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Whirlwind podDI - Personal Audio Interface

B&H # WHPODDI Mfr # PODDI
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Expected availability: October 31 2014
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You Pay: $73.00
Product Highlights
  • Stereo to Mono Direct Box
  • Single Input Passive DI
  • 1/8" Stereo Mini TRS Input
  • Dual RCA Inputs
  • Balanced XLR Output
  • Ground Lift

The podDI from Whirlwind is a single-output summing direct box that can be used to connect CD and MP3 players, computer sound card outputs, DJ mixers, etc. to professional equipment with balanced inputs such as a mixing console. The unit can also be used as a high-quality, single input passive DI box.

The personal audio interface accepts a stereo input and sums them into a single mono output. A variable attenuator on each input provides level matching between left and right inputs, allowing the podDI to also function as a passive mixer in split track audio applications. So for instance, a voice track and a music track can be balanced to the summed mono output.

Type Passive
Input Connections 1 x 1/8" TRS stereo mini
2 x RCA phono
Impedance Ratio 133:1
Output Connector 1 x XLR
Controls 2 x Input volume attenuators
1 x Ground lift switch
Power Not applicable
Specialties An unused input can be used as a "loop through"
Whirlwind podDI - Personal Audio Interface
  • One (1) Year Warranty
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    WhirlwindpodDI - Personal Audio Interface
     
    4.8

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (7)
    • Compact (6)
    • Durable (6)
    • Lightweight (6)
    • Good audio (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor events / games (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (7)

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      5.0

      whirlwind works

      By rojay

      from junction texas

      Comments about Whirlwind podDI - Personal Audio Interface:

      This component works great as I was tying an appleTV module to play thru an amplifier. Sound quality is excellent.

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      5.0

      Exaclty what you need

      By Jasen

      from Orlando, Florida

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances

        Comments about Whirlwind podDI - Personal Audio Interface:

        This is perfect for connecting stereo outputs(ipod/ipad/laptop,etc) to a mono or paging system in schools, auditoriums and in churches. Easy setup.

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        5.0

        Just what I was looking for

        By Chief DJ

        from Kansas

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Whirlwind podDI - Personal Audio Interface:

            We're using this to run audio from an Iphone through the sound system in a hall. Sounds great!

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            5.0

            Great Product - Works Great!

            By Sound

            from Johnstown, PA

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events

              Comments about Whirlwind podDI - Personal Audio Interface:

              Worked as expected. The instructions are simple and even someone with little or no experience should not have an issue in neither the setup or use of the device.

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              5.0

              Works Great!

              By Ron

              from Searcy, Arkansas

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio

                Comments about Whirlwind podDI - Personal Audio Interface:

                Haven't had it long but the initial tests I've done for what I'll be using it for give clean sound thru my mixer.

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                5.0

                Just right

                By LP

                from Irvington, NY

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Low price

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Whirlwind podDI - Personal Audio Interface:

                    Easy to use, fills the void.

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                    4.0

                    Slick

                    By Russell

                    from Greensboro, NC

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • Stereo Volume not Mono

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Whirlwind podDI - Personal Audio Interface:

                    This podDI sounds very clean and is great for giving local level control. I would like to see a version with only 1 volume control because the output is mono, but the Stereo volume control may come in handy some day.

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                    5.0

                    Worked great!

                    By Jarrod

                    from Fort Lauderdale, FL

                    About Me Power User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Configure
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Reliable Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Conference
                      • Portable Devices

                      Comments about Whirlwind podDI - Personal Audio Interface:

                      We used it for apple macbooks in a hotel conference room to use over the house speakers.
                      All that was available were XLR mic inputs every 30' or so. This worked like a charm. All the videos had great sound quality, and we didn't have to bring in a mixer or additional speakers.
                      Great for traveling with a small amount of gear for these type of corporate gigs.

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

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                      4.0

                      Works well, simple to use

                      By Soundguy Mike

                      from Gaithersburg, MD

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Events
                        • Installation Sound

                        Comments about Whirlwind podDI - Personal Audio Interface:

                        At my church, we needed a simple, easy way for anyone, including renters, to plug in an iPod or other mp3 player. This was very easy to connect and sounds good with my iPod. We haven't gotten much use of it yet, but it's so simple I don't foresee any problems.

                        I like that it was designed specifically to be used with headphone outputs from mp3 players and similar devices. I had tried a different DI box, and I had to crank the volume on the mixer channel. This one has a good volume level with the mixer volume in a reasonable range.

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                        5.0

                        Perfect solution for our needs

                        By Aaron

                        from Boston, MA

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Events

                          Comments about Whirlwind podDI - Personal Audio Interface:

                          Perfect solution for getting RCA or stereo mini into a low impedance XLR long run. We're running it across 100' of XLR and it works quite well.

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                          5.0

                          simple to use and I love the small size!

                          By Buffalo Chris

                          from Brooklyn, NY

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Whirlwind podDI - Personal Audio Interface:

                                I originally bought the ART AVDirect to use with my remote controlled MP3 player in my variety shows. It works great, but it's a strange size and has all kinds of connections I just didn't need and that tended to confuse "sound men" who, let's just say, were not as experienced as you'd like. This DI is more expensive, but I love the much smaller size and the simplicity of the design. There's not much to get wrong on this one. And the summing to mono is great. Anybody want to buy an ART AVDirect?

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