Countryman Type 85S Stereo Direct Box

BH #CO85S • MFR #DT85S
Countryman
Countryman Type 85S Stereo Direct Box
Key Features
  • Class A Circuitry
  • Channel Independent Ground Lifts
  • Per Channel: 1x 1/4" & 1x RCA Inputs
  • 1x Stereo 1/8" Input
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The Type 85S Stereo Direct Box from Countryman can be used to connect the output of any high impedance instrument, such as a keyboard or guitar, to a balanced XLR microphone input, allowing you to send signal to a mixer or mic preamp from your high impedance instrument. It features a 1/4" and RCA input per channel, as well as a gold-plated stereo 1/8" input. The unit also has two 1/4" throughputs, allowing you to run a high impedance signal to an amplifier. The two balanced XLR outputs allow you to run your signal to any standard mic level input.
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Countryman Type 85S Overview

The Type 85S Stereo Direct Box from Countryman can be used to connect the output of any high impedance instrument, such as a keyboard or guitar, to a balanced XLR microphone input, allowing you to send signal to a mixer or mic preamp from your high impedance instrument. It features a 1/4" and RCA input per channel, as well as a gold-plated stereo 1/8" input. The unit also has two 1/4" throughputs, allowing you to run a high impedance signal to an amplifier. The two balanced XLR outputs allow you to run your signal to any standard mic level input.

Its two channels of FET based Class A amplifiers were designed to emulate the sound of a tube microphone preamplifier with smooth overloading, reducing distortion at high levels of input. This allows the Type 85S to avoid phase inversion, which can alter the fundamental frequency of the source.

The Type 85S features two channel independent ground lifts, which can reduce hum and electrical interference. The unit also has a 0dB, 15dB, or 30dB selectable pad per channel and is powered by external 48 volts or a nine-volt battery.

Connectors and switches are recessed into a single-piece extruded case with extra thick walls. Internal electronics are molded in epoxy to protect against electrical damage
The input can withstand 220 VAC and static spikes up to 20,000 volts
Powered by external 48 volts to channel A or an internal 9 volt battery
Up to 130 hours of use from a single nine-volt battery

Countryman Type 85S Specs

Input Connections2x metal threaded nose 1/4" (6.35 mm)
2x gold plated RCA
1x gold plated stereo 1/8" (3.18 mm)
Throughput2x 1/4" (6.35 mm)
Output Connectors2x XLR
Input Level5 Vpp (0 dB pad @ 1% THD)
28 Vpp (-15 dB pad @ 1% THD)
158 Vpp (-30 dB pad @ 1% THD) (Equal to 800 Wa into 4 Ω)
Input Protection220 Vrms and 20 kV discharges
Input Resistance10 MΩ (0 dB pad)
10 kΩ (-15, -30 dB pad)
20 kΩ (RCA and 1/8" inputs)
Input Capacitance160 pF (equal to 2 ft of low-capacitance guitar cable)
Output PolarityPin 2 positive
Gain Options-10 dB (0 dB pad)
-25 dB (-15 dB pad)
-40 dB (-30 dB pad)
RF Low-Pass FilteringInput: 250 kHz
Output: 30 kHz
Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz (+/- 1 dB)
Cross-Talk Rejection>105 dB (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
Controls2x Ground lift switch
Noise0.63 μVrms (-122 dBu) (shorted input, bandwidth = 22 Hz to 20 kHz)
Distortion0.018% THD @ 1 kHz and 1 Vpp in
0.08% IMD 10 kHz/60 Hz 1 Vpp in
Power Requirement9 V battery or 1.6 mA @ 48V Phantom
Dimensions (WxDxH)2.0 x 4.0 x 6.3" (5.1 x 102.0 x 15.9 cm)
Weight31.2 oz (884.5 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.035 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.45 x 4.6 x 2.5"
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