ART Zdirect Direct Box

ART Zdirect - Passive Direct Box

ART Zdirect - Passive Direct Box

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The Zdirect from ART is a high quality passive interface that allows for connecting instrument, line, or speaker level signals to a mixer or other balanced input through a high performance audio isolation transformer. The high impedance single-ended 1/4" input is converted by the transformer into an isolated balanced low impedance signal source.

The unit has an extremely flat and wide frequency response and can handle high signal levels while still maintaining an isolated balanced low impedance output. This gives the Zdirect a very clean and neutral sound with a wide variety of signal sources and over long signal runs in high noise environments.

The input attenuator switches allow for a wide range of input signal levels
The Input Link jack allows for tapping off of the signal chain for additional routing
A ground lift switch allows for totally separating the input and output signal grounds when appropriate, to isolate two systems thereby reducing hum and ground-loop noise
Switchable low pass filter cuts out all very high frequency interference. This Bessel filter on the input is placed out of the audio range and is primarily intended to reduce radio frequency interference before it gets into the main system
The filter is also very effective in reducing any digital computer noise artifacts when using the Xdirect as an interface between a computer based audio workstation and speaker monitors
A phase invert switch allows the user to switch signal polarity right at the source
The compact black anodized all aluminum case and its flexible power design allow the DI to provide years of trouble free service in live sound, fixed install, DJ and virtually any PA application
UPC: 840402015680
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ART Zdirect - Passive Direct Box
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    ART Zdirect specs

    Input Connections 1 x 1/4" TRS phone
    Output Connectors 1 x XLR
    1 x 1/4" TRS phone Link jack
    Input Level 0, +24 and +44dBu
    Output Level Not specified by manufacturer
    Controls Input attenuation switches
    Ground lift switch
    Phase invert switch
    Filter switch
    Frequency Response 10Hz to 50kHz, +/-0.5dB @ +4dBu
    Noise Not specified by manufacturer
    Power Passive
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 4 1/4" x 3 1/2" x 1 3/4"
    Weight 0.75 lbs
    Specialties Switchable, low pass filter, -3dB @ 30kHz
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    Package Weight 0.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.3 x 6.7 x 2.3"

    ART Zdirect reviews

    Zdirect Direct Box is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Old stand by Backup and loaner for live shows. Not the best DI on the planet but not terrible either. Used on acoustic guitar, keys, etc. and it does ok. Not studio quality by a long shot, but for this price when one breaks or gets stolen I don't shed many tears. I think it actually sounds slightly better than some low-end Behringer active products, but your mileage will vary.
    Date published: 2011-08-17
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from It will do the job This box is not horrible if you need a DI quickly and only have $. They are durable, I just bought this one, and I have had another one for 3 years now. I am rough with it.
    Date published: 2010-06-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works right, doing what it should. An approachable, usable device. No bells or whistles, it gets the job done at the price point it sells for. There are nicer ones, at a higher price. You get what you pay for.
    Date published: 2017-08-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple to use...and works. I needed a simple, but reliable way to hook up my system to other locations sound systems. Easy to use, lightweight, but most importantly it worked as described.
    Date published: 2010-01-11
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