BAE PDI Passive Direct Box

BAE PDI Passive Direct Box

BAE PDI Passive Direct Box

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Product Highlights

  • Connect an Instrument to a Mic Input
  • Converts Unbalanced to Balanced
  • Carnhill Transformer
  • Wide Frequency Response
  • 1/4" Unbalanced Input
  • XLR Balanced Output
  • Two 1/4" Unbalanced Outputs
  • Ground-Lift Switch Minimizes Hum
  • Passive Design Requires No Power Source
  • Steel Enclosure
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BAE PDI overview

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The BAE PDI is a passive direct box designed to deliver studio-quality sound and tour-worthy reliability for musicians and audio engineers in personal studios, commercial recording facilities, and live stage applications. By converting an unbalanced high-impedance 1/4" input to a balanced low-impedance XLR output, it allows you to connect an instrument such as a guitar, bass, or keyboard to a microphone input on a mixer or audio interface.

Its Carnhill transformer contributes to its wide, flat frequency response of 10 Hz to 40 kHz (±2 dB). A ground-lift switch minimizes hum caused by ground loops. Two 1/4" unbalanced outputs serve as “thru” jacks for feeding amplifiers and pedalboards. The steel enclosure provides the durability needed to hold up against the attrition of constant gigging. Being passive, the PDI requires no batteries or external power.

  • Connect an instrument such as a guitar, bass, or keyboard to a microphone input
  • Converts unbalanced high-impedance signal to balanced low-impedance signal
  • Carnhill transformer
  • Wide, flat frequency response of 10 Hz to 40 kHz (±2 dB)
  • 1/4" TS unbalanced input
  • XLR balanced output
  • Two 1/4" TS unbalanced "thru" jacks for feeding amps and pedals
  • Ground-lift switch minimizes hum
  • Passive design requires no power source
  • Rugged, durable steel enclosure
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BAE PDI Passive Direct Box
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty with 4-Year Extension upon Online Registration
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    BAE PDI specs

    Type Passive
    Input Connections 1 x 1/4" TS (unbalanced)
    Output Connectors 1 x XLR 3-pin male (balanced)
    2 x 1/4" TS (unbalanced)
    Controls Ground lift
    Frequency Response 10 Hz to 40 kHz (2 dB)
    Power No power required
    Enclosure Material Steel
    Dimensions (W x D x H) 4.0 x 4.0 x 1.8" / 101.6 x 101.6 x 44.5 mm
    Weight 1 lb / 0.5 kg
    Specialties Carnhill transformer
    Gold-plated circuit traces
    Packaging Infoudxtbebeyrafyqzbzcqvtuzbxfuwvcary
    Package Weight 1.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.0 x 3.9 x 1.6"

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