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ART DUALXDirect - Professional Active Direct Box

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You Pay: $55.00
Product Highlights
  • Fully Active Design
  • Phantom Voltage or 9V battery powered
  • Convert Hi-Z Inputs to Balanced
  • Switchable Input Attenuation (0, -30 dB)
  • Switchable Ground Lift
  • 1/4" TRS/XLR Combo Connector Inputs
  • Balanced Outputs on XLR Connectors
  • Rugged Extruded Aluminum Case

The ART DUALXDirect is a 2-channel, active direct box. It converts instrument-, line-, or speaker-level sources into isolated, balanced, low-impedance signals for connection to mixers, audio interfaces, and other devices with balanced inputs. The DUALXDirect can handle high input levels, and offers a flat and wide frequency response. It performs well in a variety of situations, including when used over long cable runs in high-noise environments.

The inputs are on 1/4"/XLR combo jacks, and the outputs on balanced XLR connectors. Each channel has a ground lift switch for reducing hum and ground-loop noise, and an input attenuator switch that pads the signal coming in by 30 dB. A pair of 1/4" Thru jacks let you simultaneously pass your source signal through to an amp or other device.

The DUALXDirect runs on the phantom power of the device connected to its output. If those aren't available, a 9V battery (included) supplies the juice.

Fully active design
Phantom voltage or 9V battery powered
Converts high-impedance balanced/unbalanced inputs into 600Ω balanced outputs
Switchable input attenuation (0, -30 dB)
Switchable ground lift
1/4" TRS / XLR combo connector inputs
Balanced outputs on XLR connectors
Rugged extruded aluminum case
Type Active Dual
Inputs 2 x 1/4" TRS / XLR Combo (balanced/unbalanced) 470kΩ
Output Connectors 2 x XLR male 600Ω
2 x 1/4" TRS phone (pass-through)
Dynamic Range > 100 dB (typical)
Channel Separation > 80 dB (typical)
Maximum Input Level +4, +34 dBu
Maximum Output Level +6 dBu (battery powered), +14 dBu (phantom powered)
Output Impedance 600Ω
Frequency Response 10 Hz - 100 kHz, ± 0.5 dB @ +0 dBu
THD <.05%(typical)
Channel Separation > 80 dB (typical)
Controls 2 x Low-Pass Filter (switchable); -3 dB @ 30 kHz
2 x Input Attenuation (switchable); (0, -30 dB)
2 x Phase Invert (switchable)
2 x Ground Lift (switchable)
Power Requirements 9V @ 7.5 mA (battery, alkaline recommended), 18 - 48V DC @ 6.4 mA (phantom power per channel)
Dimensions (WxDxH) 4.6 x 3.9 x 1.85" (117 x 99 x 47 mm)
Weight 0.84 lbs (0.38 kg)
ART DUALXDirect - Professional Active Direct Box
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  • 9 V Battery
  • Three (3) Year Warranty
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