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The ART DUALXDirect is a 2-channel, active direct box. It converts instrument-, line-, or speaker-level sources into isolated, balanced, low-impedance signals for connection to mixers, audio interfaces, and other devices with balanced inputs. The DUALXDirect can handle high input levels, and offers a flat and wide frequency response. It performs well in a variety of situations, including when used over long cable runs in high-noise environments.
The inputs are on 1/4"/XLR combo jacks, and the outputs on balanced XLR connectors. Each channel has a ground lift switch for reducing hum and ground-loop noise, and an input attenuator switch that pads the signal coming in by 30 dB. A pair of 1/4" Thru jacks let you simultaneously pass your source signal through to an amp or other device.
The DUALXDirect runs on the phantom power of the device connected to its output. If those aren't available, a 9V battery (included) supplies the juice.
Fully active design
Phantom voltage or 9V battery powered
Converts high-impedance balanced/unbalanced inputs into 600Ω balanced outputs
Switchable input attenuation (0, -30 dB)
Switchable ground lift
1/4" TRS / XLR combo connector inputs
Balanced outputs on XLR connectors
Rugged extruded aluminum case
In the Box
ART DUALXDirect - Professional Active Direct Box
9 V Battery
Three (3) Year Warranty
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2 x 1/4" TRS / XLR Combo (balanced/unbalanced) 470kΩ
2 x XLR male 600Ω
2 x 1/4" TRS phone (pass-through)