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Countryman Type 10S Stereo Direct Box

B&H # CODT10S Mfr # DT10S
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You Pay: $384.95
Product Highlights
  • Active Circuit Preserves Signal Level
  • Phantom/Battery Power Test Button
  • Channel Independent Ground Lifts
  • Per Channel: 1x 1/4" & 1x RCA Inputs
  • 1x Stereo Gold-Plated 1/8" Input
  • Extruded Aluminum Housing

The Countryman Type 10S Stereo Direct Box can be used to connect the output of any high impedance instrument, such as a keyboard or guitar, to a balanced XLR microphone input, allowing you to send signal to a mixer or mic preamp from your high impedance instrument. It features a 1/4" and RCA input per channel, as well as a gold-plated stereo 1/8" input. The unit also has two 1/4" throughputs, allowing you to run a high impedance signal to an amplifier. The two balanced XLR outputs allow you to run your signal to any standard mic level input.

The Type 10S is designed with a flat frequency response from 10Hz to 50kHz with a linear phase response within two degrees for its range. This provides an accurate transient response, resulting in a transfer of your signal that is faithful to the source. The Type 10S features an active circuit, powered by 48 volt phantom power or an internal nine-volt battery. The active circuit allows your signal to pass through the direct box without being padded, as with passive boxes, and results in lowered noise and interference.

The unit features two channel independent ground lifts, which can reduce hum and electrical interference. The Type 10S also has a 0dB, 15dB, or 30dB selectable pad per channel, as well as a phantom and battery power test switch.

Over 105dB of cross talk rejection prevents signal mixing between the two channels
Connectors and switches are recessed into a single-piece extruded case with extra thick walls. Internal electronics are molded in epoxy to protect against electrical damage
Input Connections 2x metal threaded nose 1/4" (6.35 mm)
2x gold plated RCA
1x gold plated stereo 1/8" (3.18 mm)
Throughput 2x 1/4" (6.35 mm)
Output Connectors 2x XLR
Frequency Response 10 Hz to 50 kHz (+/- 1 dB)
Deviation from Linear Phase 2° (30 Hz)
0° (100 Hz to 20 kHz)
Input Level 5 Vpp (0 dB pad @ 1% THD)
28 Vpp (-15 dB pad @ 1% THD)
158 Vpp (-30 dB pad @ 1% THD)
Input Protection 220 Vrms and 20 kV discharges
Transformer Isolation Voltage >500 V from instrument ground to either XLR output pin 1
Input Resistance 10 MΩ (0 dB pad)
10 kΩ (-15, -30 dB pad)
20 kΩ (RCA and 1/8" inputs)
Input Capacitance 240 pF (equal to 3 ft of low-capacitance guitar cable)
Output Polarity Pin 2 positive
Pad 0 dB, -15 dB, -30 dB
RF Low-Pass Filtering Input: 1.5 MHz
Output: 60 kHz
Cross-Talk Rejection >105 dB (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
Controls 2x Ground lift switch
2x Pad selector switch
1x Power test switch
Noise 1.8 μVrms (-115 dBVrms with shorted input, bandwidth = 22 Hz to 20 kHz)
Distortion 1 Vpp in, RL = 1.2 kΩ through 200' of XLR cable:
< 0.001% at 1 kHz
< 0.005% from 30 Hz to 20 kHz
< 0.002% (10 kHz/60 Hz, 4:1)
Power Requirement 48 V Phantom @ 1.5 mA or 9 V Battery @ 4.8 mA (130 hours on a typical alkaline)
Dimensions (WxDxH) 2.00 x 4.00 x 6.25" (5.1 x 10.2 x 15.9 cm)
Weight 31.2 oz (884.5 g)
Countryman Type 10S Stereo Direct Box
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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