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Pyle Pro PDC22 Direct Box

You Pay: $15.49
Product Highlights
  • 2-Channel
  • 2x 1/4" Balanced Input
  • 2x Unbalanced 1/4" Phone Output
  • 2x XLR Balanced Output
  • 2x Parallel 1/4" Phone Output
  • Ground Lift Switch

The Pyle PDC22 Direct Box is an inexpensive tool for interfacing various audio sources. Send instrument and microphone signals to consoles, while simultaneously sending signal to monitor speakers in sound reinforcement and recording applications. The PDC22 Direct Box features a 1/4" phone line input, XLR and 1/4" outputs, parallel connection, and attenuation switch.

Two high-quality direct boxes in one convenient enclosure
Easy interfacing and connection between various audio gear in numerous applications
Input attenuation: switchable (0db, -20db, -40db)
Instrument input: 50K unbalanced 1/4" TS jack
Parallel (Link) out: 50K unbalanced 1/4" TS jack
600 ohm balanced XLR output jack
Switchable ground lift
All steel chassis
Type Passive
Input Connections 2x Instrument: 1/4" Phone Jack, Unbalanced
2x Parallel Link Out: 1/4" Phone Jack, Unbalanced
Output Connectors 2x Balanced Output: XLR Connector
Input Level +8.1dBu (9V Battery)
+11.3dBu (48V Phantom)
Frequency Response 5Hz - 35kHz (-3dB)
Noise -104dBu
Power None
Dimensions (WxDxH) 5.51 x 4.72 x 1.57" (13.99 x 11.98 x 3.98cm)
Pyle Pro PDC22 Direct Box
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Pyle ProPDC22 Direct Box
     
    4.4

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (12)
    • Compact (5)
    • Good audio (4)
    • Lightweight (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances (6)
      • Home studio (4)
      • Outdoor events / games (4)
      • Amateur recording (3)
      • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (7)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Excellent Value, Simple Installation

      I used the PDC22 Direct Box in a permanent installation for converting an unbalanced signal to balanced for use in a high powered bar/nightclub sound system. Installation was simple and the product sounds...Read complete review

      I used the PDC22 Direct Box in a permanent installation for converting an unbalanced signal to balanced for use in a high powered bar/nightclub sound system. Installation was simple and the product sounds clear an crisp. There is no interference over approximately 250 feet of signal cable. I highly recommend this product.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      PDC22 Direct Box by Pyle-Pro

      i bought three of these for keyboards at a church. we ran 3 keyboards in stereo. with all 3 Roland keyboards i found that i needed to keep the keyboard main volume control at...Read complete review

      i bought three of these for keyboards at a church. we ran 3 keyboards in stereo. with all 3 Roland keyboards i found that i needed to keep the keyboard main volume control at or below halfway point to keep the DI's from sounding bad and distorting. they are OK for cheap, but i would look elsewhere if you want Pro quality.

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      3.0

      Decent in a pinch

      By Dw

      from Dc

      Comments about Pyle Pro PDC22 Direct Box:

      Good for the price.

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      5.0

      Cheap, built like iron... does the job..

      By Mindmaster

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Hobbyist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Cheap
      • Easy To Use
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

      • Largewide
      • No Velcro Or Little Feet

      Best Uses

      • In The Studio

      Comments about Pyle Pro PDC22 Direct Box:

      I use this to input an active pickup heavy metal guitar into my mixer direct. My only gripe is the inside of the XLR ports is plastic. Other than that works perfectly.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Great Bang For The Buck...

      By keyz88

      from Kansas City

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Pyle Pro PDC22 Direct Box:

          For the price, it's a great passive 2-channel DI box. Period! Bought several for about a year ago (for my keyboard sequencers) without any malfunctions... if there is any question when there's a short in the line - it's always because someone is using a CHEAPER CABLE... and not fault of the Pyle DI boxes. Transparency is very acceptable when using electronic keyboards, drum machines and whatnot.NOTE: The 20db attenuation setting (on all my PDC22's) HAS a noticable hollowness to it when set to the -20db setting... so simply run the attenuation at either 0db or -40db (I run 0db). I still gave it 5 stars overall.As stated before, it's a good bang for the buck DI box... or you can buy a nice Radial ProD2 Stereo Passive Direct Box for exactly 10X as much $$$ (if you have the budget). Please be aware of that when comparing any two Passive Direct Boxes. It all boils down to your budget and sonic requirements (signal integrity). FYI - they both have ground lift and Attenuation.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          works.

          By Anthony

          from San Diego

          About Me Sound Technician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Not Alot Of Directions

          Best Uses

          • Live Musicchurch Service

          Comments about Pyle Pro PDC22 Direct Box:

          minimal instructions, I'm new to direct boxes so would have helped. they worked. I could hear a loud buzzing noise, put on the ground and it went away.

          seems that a few of my xlr cables have trouble locking in to the box, not sureif it's the brand new cable, or the di box.

          overall, 1/4 the price, can't compare to other boxes because these are my first.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great Little Product

          By Treetoad

          from International Falls MN

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances

            Comments about Pyle Pro PDC22 Direct Box:

            I wanted to balance my signal as close to the source and before any processing. The Pyle PDC22 Direct Box was the perfect for the job. The pass-thru line is a great option for sending signal to other sources and the resulting balanced signal is high quality. This is a great addition to my DJ,KJ setup. I always recommend balancing line signal before sending to an active crossover and this unit is an easy and affordable way to do it.

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            5.0

            it does the job

            By david

            from maryland

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Mobile DJ

              Comments about Pyle Pro PDC22 Direct Box:

              small compact direct box used for eliminating hum in powered speakers. a must for all musicians/dj's.
              great price.

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              5.0

              Everything a Direct Box should do!

              By Mike

              from Frederick MD

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Performances

                Comments about Pyle Pro PDC22 Direct Box:

                I run an acoustic musician's "Open Mic Night" in a local restaurant/bar. 2 Powered speakers and a Peavey 8-channel mixer. Using a 20" snake, I provide connections for 3 mics and 3 instrument connections via 2 Direct Boxes. It's a small room venue, and the PDC22's work flawlessly. They lowest price per port, and they perform as well as much more expensive products. Surprisingly, the signal is cleaner than plugging the instrument directly into the mixer. Couldn't have asked for a better solution. Great bang-for-the-buck!

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                4.0

                Great Product for the Price

                By Xenoglyph

                from Central Arkansas

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Limited Functions

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about Pyle Pro PDC22 Direct Box:

                I used this for a live band, hooking up bass guitar and keyboard. Worked great! Not a lot of bells and whistles, but for the price, I can't complain in the least!

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                5.0

                affordable great sound

                By Rev Ed

                from Alabama

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Pyle Pro PDC22 Direct Box:

                  I like that it does not require AC power. It is hard to hold on to these units because folks beg for me to hand over the Pyle Pro Direct Box. They are so affordable I ordered two the last time. The best way to connect your video projector audio output into an XLR connection in your sound system.

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                  4.0

                  good for the price

                  By grimm

                  from richmond va

                  About Me Power User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Pyle Pro PDC22 Direct Box:

                      it is a passive stereo di box.it could have a bit more durable construction, but as is it functions well. for the price you can't beat it. i would try to be gentile with it, but it does work well. popped it in line from my unbalanced aux outs on my mixer to my powered monitors and it took the hum out of my system. did the job i bought it to do, and for this price...

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

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                      (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      PDC22 Direct Box by Pyle-Pro

                      By Pro A/V

                      from Louisiana

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Studio

                          Comments about Pyle Pro PDC22 Direct Box:

                          i bought three of these for keyboards at a church. we ran 3 keyboards in stereo. with all 3 Roland keyboards i found that i needed to keep the keyboard main volume control at or below halfway point to keep the DI's from sounding bad and distorting. they are OK for cheap, but i would look elsewhere if you want Pro quality.

                          Share this review

                           
                          4.0

                          Great deal for the price.

                          By gdc58

                          from Perth, ON

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easily portable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • None noted

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Studio
                          • Performances

                          Comments about Pyle Pro PDC22 Direct Box:

                          Works like a charm with my keyboard. Great price [...].Nice feature is being able to run the keyboard in stereo without having to use two separate boxes.

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                          5.0

                          Excellent Value, Simple Installation

                          By soundman

                          from New York, NY

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Limited Functions

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Events
                          • Home Studio
                          • Mobile DJ
                          • Performances
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about Pyle Pro PDC22 Direct Box:

                          I used the PDC22 Direct Box in a permanent installation for converting an unbalanced signal to balanced for use in a high powered bar/nightclub sound system. Installation was simple and the product sounds clear an crisp. There is no interference over approximately 250 feet of signal cable. I highly recommend this product.

                          Share this review

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Great for isolating HD camcorder input

                          By CharlesM1950

                          from Austin TX

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Inexpensive
                          • Passive - No Batteries

                          Cons

                          • Stiff Attenuator Switches

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Camcorder Input DI
                          • Events
                          • Keyboard DI
                          • Performances

                          Comments about Pyle Pro PDC22 Direct Box:

                          When I had previously tried to feed the output of the church's audio mixer subchannels into my Canon HD camcorder I got a lot of hum and the mixer sliders had to stay down at -30db to prevent overload. I used this dual DI box to isolate the camera to eliminate the hum and to attenuate the signal by -20db. Now the mixer sliders are up where I have some control over the levels. From mixer to DI I used some short 1/4" patch cords. From the DI to the camcorder I used Hosa cable with two XLR females feeding a stereo 1/8" plug. Total solution was less than $40 and it works great.

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