ART PDB Direct Injection Box

ART PDB Single Channel Passive Direct Injection Box

ART PDB Single Channel Passive Direct Injection Box

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The PDB passive direct box from ART is a roadworthy DI for connection of the outputs of electronic musical instruments (or other audio sources) to the balanced inputs of mixer consoles and other balanced inputs. It also allows for connection of a music source to an instrument amplifier while simultaneously patching it to a mixer.

The unit features switchable input attenuation, a 50k Ω instrument input, 50k Ω parallel link jack, a 600 Ω XLR output jack and a switchable ground lift. It excels at impedance matching and improving the sound of any instrument plugged into it. Enclosed in a rugged steel chassis, it is designed and manufactured to the highest standards to provide years of quiet, reliable performance.

Electric Guitar and Bass

The high impedance signal from a guitar or bass guitar pickup is translated by the unit into a low impedance balanced signal required by mixing consoles.

Keyboards and Line Level Signals

Automatically balances and matches the line level outputs of modern electronic keyboards. If using a multiple keyboard setup and the keyboards are all plugged into a single instrument amplifier, the PDB can be used to replace individual direct boxes by simply sending the output of the instrument amplifier to the PDB and then to the console.

DJ Console Output Signals

DJ mixers often supply only an unbalanced -10dB signal. The PDB converts this signal to a balanced line level signal before it reaches the console, while providing a convenient method of connector transition with the capability to run long cables.

Speaker Level Signals

By accepting speaker level inputs from a power amplifier's output, the DI allows post-amplifier, post EQ and effects signals to be fed directly to the console. In this manner, a particular effect or amplifier sound can be sent directly to the mix.
UPC: 840402011392
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ART PDB Single Channel Passive Direct Injection Box
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    ART PDB specs

    Input Connections 2 x 1/4" TRS phone
    Output Connectors 1 x XLR
    Input Level 0, -20 and -40dB switchable input attenuation
    Output Level Not specified by manufacturer
    Controls Ground lift switch
    Frequency Response 10Hz to 50kHz +/-0.5dB @ +4dBu
    Noise Not specified by manufacturer
    Power Passive
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 5 " x 3" x 2"
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Specialties Switchable input attenuation
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.008 x 4.724 x 3.386"

    ART PDB reviews

    PDB Direct Injection Box is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product, great price I tend to disagree with previous reviewer. I have this product and it works great for me. I use it when I have a situation where I am recording from DJ feed that is from their speaker output, usually too loud for line input on digital recorders. It has 3 position pad and ground lift switch. Bullet proof construction, no worries if dropped, not batteries necessary. If you want stereo in and out, you will have to look elsewhere, but DJ speakers are all mono anyway.
    Date published: 2011-04-14
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from You don't realize just how bad it is... Until you try (or build) a quality direct box, you don't know what you're missing by using the ART PDB. Passive DI boxes are all about the transformer. And the PDB has an awful one. This thing, while functional, and useful in a pinch, will destroy your sound. It is well worth the money to purchase a quality box that uses a quality transformer. This thing is build like a steel brick though, but that's all the good that can be said for it.
    Date published: 2010-10-03
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