Whirlwind pcDIQ - 4-Channel DI with Summed Output

Whirlwind pcDIQ - 4-Channel DI with Summed Output


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Product Highlights

  • 4-Channel Version of PCDI
  • Convert Up to Four Unbalanced Sources
  • 1/4", 3.5mm, and RCA Ins on Each Channel
  • Individual Output Pairs on Each Channel
  • Stereo Mix Bus Sums All Four Channels
  • Individual Pad Switches Cut Inputs -20dB
  • Ground Lift Switches on Each Channel
  • Channels and Mix Bus Can Switch to Mono
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The Whirlwind pcDIQ is a 1RU, 4-channel version of the company's PCDI direct box. It's designed to convert unbalanced, line-level audio from MP3 players, CD players, or other consumer audio devices to balanced, mic-level signals for connection to the XLR inputs on a mixer, audio interface, or other devices. It sports four stereo pairs of unbalanced line-level inputs in three formats: 1/4", 3.5 mm (1/8"), or RCA.

Signals are output through four corresponding XLR stereo pairs on the back panel. Setting a channel's Mono/Stereo switch to Mono will cause that channel to output a mono mix of its two inputs. You can output a summed, balanced, mic-level version of any combination of the four channels through a separate mix bus, which is also on an XLR pair. Pressing a channel's Mix button assigns it to the mix bus. The mix bus can be toggled between mono and stereo output by pressing the Mix Output Mono/Stereo button.

Overly hot input signals can be attenuated by pressing a channel's Pad switch, which cuts by -20 dB. For noisy signals, each channel has its own Ground Lift switch that will break the audio ground between its input connectors and the XLR outputs.

Four stereo pairs of line-level, unbalanced inputs in 1/4", 3.5 mm (1/8"), and RCA formats make it easy to plug MP3 players, CD players, computer outputs, or other consumer audio devices into the pcDIQ for conversion.
Each of the four channels has a stereo pair of balanced, mic-level XLR outputs on the back panel.
Any of the channels can be sent to the dedicated stereo mix bus, where they're summed through the balanced, mic-level, XLR Mix Out jacks.
Each channel has a Ground Lift switch that breaks the audio ground between the input connectors and the XLR output.
Each channel has a Mono/Stereo switch that combines its left-and-right input signals to mono at the channel outputs. This action does not affect the mono/stereo status of that channel in the mix bus.
The mix bus has its own Mono/Stereo switch, which affects only the Mix Out pair.
Individual Pad switches apply -20 dB of attenuation to the input signal to prevent overloading the inputs when connecting devices with high output levels.
Type Passive
Input Connections 8 x 1/4" TS
4 x 3.5 mm (1/8") Stereo
8 x RCA (4 stereo pairs)
Output Connectors 8 x XLR Channel
2 x XLR Mix
Maximum Input Level 8.3 dBV at 20 Hz (1% thd)(Pad off)
Insertion Loss 21 dBV (channel Outputs)
33 dBV (mix out 100Ω source Z)
Controls 4 x Mix
4 x Ground Lift
5 x Mono/Stereo
4 x Pad
Frequency Response ± .5dB 20 Hz- 20 kHz
THD + N .004 @ 1 kHz (% Ch. 1-4 0 dBV input level)
.008 @ 1 kHz (% mix out 0 dBV input level)
Dimensions (WxDxH) 19 x 5.5 x 1.75" (483 x 140 x 45)
Weight 6.34 (0.79 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.444 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.5 x 7.0 x 2.0"
Whirlwind pcDIQ - 4-Channel DI with Summed Output
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