Nady DB-1 Direct Box

Nady DB-1 Direct Box

Nady DB-1 Direct Box

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  • Single Channel
  • Passive
  • Parallel Link Output
  • Ground Lift Switch

Nady DB-1 overview

  • 1Description

The DB-1 from Nady is a single channel, passive direct box that can be used to connect the unbalanced output of an instrument or line level device (eg. guitar, bass, synthesizer, effects module, another mixer) to the balanced input of a mixer or amplifier.

The unit features a parallel output that can be used to send the original unbalanced signal on to a mixer or amplifier. A ground lift switch is available to help deal with any ground hum issues that might occur.

Enables connection of any unbalanced audio source signal (such as an electric instrument, keyboard, or amplifier speaker output) to any microphone level balanced input (such as a mixer)
Parallel Output allows simultaneous connection to two separate inputs (e.g., to an amplifier and mixer)
Translates high-impedance instrument outputs into low-impedance balanced signals, or balanced low-impedance signals into unbalanced outputs
Converts unbalanced +10dB DJ mixer signals to balanced microphone level signals, enabling easier interfacing with consoles and longer cable runs
Eliminates need for a direct box on multiple keyboard setups plugged into an instrument amplifier - input directly to a console mixer by connecting the speaker outputs of the amp to the console input through the DB-1
3-position input attenuation switch (0dB, -20dB, -40dB) facilitates proper output signal levels for optimum level matching to connected equipment
Switchable ground lift eliminates ground loop hum problems
Rugged, roadworthy all-steel construction for years of reliability
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Nady DB-1 Direct Box
  • One (1) Year Warranty
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    Nady DB-1 specs

    Type Passive
    Input Connections 1 x 1/4" TS phone
    Output Connectors 1 x XLR
    1 x 1/4" TS phone Parallel Link
    Input Attenuation 0dB, -20dB, -40dB, switchable
    Input Impedance 50kΩ
    Output Impedance Parallel Out: 50kΩ
    Balanced Out: 600Ω
    Controls Ground Lift switch
    Power Not applicable
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 4.75 x 3 x 1.5" (127 x 76 x 32mm)
    Weight 0.9 lb (0.45kg)
    Specialties All steel chassis
    Packaging Infoxareqzceyedxvuyratssqrc
    Package Weight 1.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.1 x 3.3 x 1.9"

    Nady DB-1 reviews

    DB-1 Direct Box is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from NADY DB-1 Direct Box These are great little DI boxes. I have 3 already and just purchased an additional 4 for a large sound gig coming up. I have used all money levels of DIs (active, passive, low end, hi end) and these devices stand up to it all. Certainly there are times for more expensive, feature-laden DIs, but for the everyday, gotta get that acoustic (or keyboard or whatever) into the mixer, These are great! And they have a high enough input impedance that they don't load down a piezo pickup or alter the tone of an instrument. And for the price, if one happens to walk away, you're not calling the police!!! :o)
    Date published: 2015-06-22
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