Countryman TYPE 85 Direct Box

Countryman TYPE 85 Direct Box

Countryman TYPE 85 Direct Box

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The Countryman Type 85 is a compact direct box that connects instruments with high impedance pickups, such as piezo pickups to a balanced XLR type microphone input. The Type 85 utilizes high quality components and class A circuitry to ensure pristine audio fidelity and lowest possible noise floor. A ground lift switch further minimizes noise and hum caused by faulty electrical lines. The Type 85 operates via +48 Volt external phantom power or 9 Volt alkaline battery.

Pristine Audio Fidelity
The Type 85 uses high quality discrete components into a single ended class A circuit resulting in smooth, pristine audio fidelity with low noise floor.
Durable Construction
Internal electronics are molded into a solid epoxy block and protected against electrical damage. The outer casing is a single piece featuring extra thick walls.
Ground Lift Switch
A ground lift switch eliminates noise and buzz caused by faulty electrical wiring.
Voltage Gain Selector
Pickup mode and Speaker mode switch allows -10dB and -46dB operation.
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    Countryman Type 85 specs

    Number of Channels 1
    Inputs Amp: 1/4" Phone
    Inst: 1/4" Phone
    Output Balanced XLR 3-pin Male mic level
    Phantom Power External: +48V Phantom Power
    Internal: 9-Volt Battery
    Multi Function Pickup mode: -10dB
    Speaker mode: -46dB
    Gain Range not specified by manufacturer
    Maximum Level Max Input Level: Pickup mode - 5 Volts P-P
    Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz +/- 1dB
    Noise .63uV RMS (-122dBu) BW=20kHz
    Dimensions 1.75 x 3 x 5" (45 x 77 x 127mm) (HxWxD)
    Weight 18.5 oz (.52 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.6 x 3.4 x 2.2"

    Countryman Type 85 reviews

    TYPE 85 Direct Box is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 9.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Countryman Type 85 DI Box Very high quality and durable DI. Sounds transparent and can be used with a 9 volt battery or phantom power. I use it mainly for live sound, DI'ng acoustic guitars and keyboards. I also use it in the studio for the same applications. I have owned two for the last 8-10 years, I believe, and just purchased two more for live sound gigs for a country rock band (acoustic guitars and mandolin), with a DI'd bass. I have no doubt these boxes will do an outstanding job come downbeat time! A truly great sounding and versatile DI for a great price! Tony AMS Recording and Live Sound Lake Placid, FL
    Date published: 2011-08-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This box will make you sound professional I bought this DI after joining nail the mix , which is the best thing ever .. Lot of people were asking about DI boxes and if there worth it , even though there are other great ones out there , The countryman 85 was suggested by Andy James world class guitar player , Joey strugis producer Mixer extrodinaire , and many other talented folks . This box just makes your tone Pro . Best of all is B&h has it for the Best price anywhere , great service and communication. $129 get It !
    Date published: 2017-01-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tried and True This thing works great. It's a classic. Anybody who has ever used one would recommend it I'm sure. It doesn't hurt that it's also a tank. Practically indestructible.
    Date published: 2016-03-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tank Tough Active Input Box This box rocks. I've used many of these and the only one I have seen with problems was one of my own (which after sending to the company they fixed for N/C)
    Date published: 2010-03-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Heavy Duty You could run over this thing with a truck. Great, clear sound. I use it with a Fender P bass and a Kurzweil SP 88 keyboard. ...
    Date published: 2008-04-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Countryman Type 85 Direct Input box To interface my bass guitar to recording sound board equipemnt Product built like a tank...light and simple
    Date published: 2012-06-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from works as advertized! A friend recommended this direct box for acoustic guitar and he was right! Very warm and natural sounding!
    Date published: 2011-12-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great di Simple box. Does exactly what a good active di should do. I use it for all my passive basses.
    Date published: 2015-02-07
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