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Radial Engineering StageBug SB-5 Stereo Laptop DI

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Radial Engineering
Radial Engineering StageBug SB-5 Stereo Laptop DI
Key Features
  • Connects a Mobile Device to a PA/Mixer
  • 3.5mm TRS Male Plug on 5' Attached Cable
  • Switchable -15 dB Pad
  • Custom-Wound Transformers
The Radial Engineering StageBug SB-5 is an ultracompact passive direct box designed for DJs, musicians, and presenters who need a simple, reliable solution for connecting a smartphone, tablet, or laptop to a PA system, a mixing console, or an audio interface. Equipped with two custom-wound transformers, it reduces hum and buzz while allowing long cable runs.
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Radial Engineering SB-5 Overview

The Radial Engineering StageBug SB-5 is an ultracompact passive direct box designed for DJs, musicians, and presenters who need a simple, reliable solution for connecting a smartphone, tablet, or laptop to a PA system, a mixing console, or an audio interface. Equipped with two custom-wound transformers, it reduces hum and buzz while allowing long cable runs.

The StageBug SB-5 features a 3.5mm TRS stereo mini plug on an attached 5' cable for direct hookup to your mobile device. Outputs include two 1/4" TRS jacks and a balanced XLR 3-pin male connector. A stereo-to-mono merge function allows easy routing of your stereo source into a mono mixer channel. Use the -15 dB pad to avoid distortion when dealing with high-output content such as mastered tracks.

Thanks to its passive design, the StageBug SB-5 requires no batteries or phantom power. It sports a ground-lift switch to inhibit problematic noise from ground loops. Integrated side-panel hooks enable convenient and tidy cable management.

  • Easy-to-use interface for connecting any mobile playback device to a mixer or PA system
  • Attached 5' cable with a right-angle 3.5mm TRS stereo mini plug for direct connection to your laptop, smartphone, or tablet
  • Two custom-wound transformers isolate signals to prevent hum/buzz and balance the audio to feed long cable runs without noise
  • Left and right 1/4" TRS outputs for stereo operation
  • Mono XLR 3-pin output
  • -15 dB pad prevents distortion from high-output audio sources
  • Side-panel cable hooks allow tidy cable management
  • Passive design requires no power source
  • Ground-lift switch eliminates ground-loop noise
UPC: 676101040674

Radial Engineering SB-5 Specs

Circuit TypePassive, Transformer-Based Design
Number of Channels2
Inputs1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Male Stereo Input (on Attached Cable)
Outputs2 x 1/4" TRS Female Balanced Outputs
1 x XLR 3-Pin Male Balanced Output
Cable Length5' / 1.5 m
Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz (±1 dB)
Dynamic Range100 dB
Maximum Input+20 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion0.01% at 1 kHz
DeviationPhase:
2° at 100 Hz; 5° at 50 Hz
Input Impedance40 Kilohms (Unbalanced)
Output Impedance2.8 Kilohms (Balanced)
Pad-15 dB
Ground LiftSwitchable
Power RequirementsNone
Operating Temperature41 to 104°F / 5 to 40°C
Construction14-Gauge Steel Chassis and Outer Shell
Dimensions4.5 x 1.9 x 1.4" / 11.4 x 4.7 x 3.4 cm
Weight8.8 oz / 250 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.87 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.35 x 4.8 x 2.1"

Radial Engineering SB-5 Reviews

Works great - Easy to setup and use

By Bobby
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-06-19

Perfect solution to our need to connect a source on stage for playing tracks during rehearsals

the right tool

By Jonathan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-01-24

this thing is the exact tool i need for playing my iPad through the PA. it's small, well-built, rugged, has a built in 1/8" connector with ears to wind it up on, and all the right inputs and outputs. perfect.

I would purchase this device again.

By Jackie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-10-15

The stage bug direct box is an excellent solution for getting audio from various sources such as phones, tablets, or laptops. It has made interfacing with these devices a simple matter of plug and play on Sunday mornings when you get those last minute requests. Having the cable attached to the device is also a great time saver.

Great little piece of gear in a tight spot

By Paul
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-07-01

Previous PC DI's I've used in the past have all been stereo output - eating up precious snake and channel space in order to receive the full spectrum of the signal. I like that the StageBug not only has a compact foot-print, but sums the signal down to a single line. Not to mention how handy it is that the mini-cable is built in!

If you use music from a laptop to a power mixer - You must

By Don
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-03-27

Not the Cheapest - but worth every Penny! Use it for our Karaoke Club. Works like a charm! Quick - Easy to deploy - effective

Great!!

By Sgb
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-02-01

I use this with my iPad for drum tracks it works great.

a good piece of equipment to add to my stage gear

By Christine
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-07-16

the salesman was most helpful. Thanks!

Built well

By JC
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-05-22

Built great and sounds clean.

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