Demeter STDB-1 Direct Box

Demeter STDB-1 2 Channel Rackmountable Tube Direct Box with Variable Gain

Demeter STDB-1 2 Channel Rackmountable Tube Direct Box with Variable Gain

Demeter STDB-1 Direct Box

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  • 1Description

The STDB-1 is an AC-powered two-channel direct box with all the features of the VTDB-2B plus the additional features of variable gain (up to 20dB) in the boost mode and low impedance, line level, 1/4" output jacks. Aside from typical direct-inject functions, the unit can be used for warming up synthesizers and alleviating digital harshness on any recorded signal.

Operating at a higher-than-normal level of impedance, the STDB-1 delivers a strong low-impedance signal. This extra headroom means that a performer can play with a wide dynamic range without overloading the system or creating distortion. The high-impedance output signals also get an extra boost from the 12AX7 tubes. They act like a pre-preamplifier, adding noticeable clarity to the sound. The boost switch increases the low-impedance output, which is useful when the input signal is a little weak or when that extra punch is required.

A buffered loop through output can be used as a line driver (at unity gain) for long cable runs or multiple stomp box layouts. A boost switch selects -20 dB or -4 dB at the XLR output, and a ground lift switch unearths pin 1. The STDB-1 must be plugged into an AC outlet, instead of using a battery or phantom power from the mixing board and comes with a 1/4" phone input and balanced XLR output along with the loop through 1/4" phone output.

Two channel tube direct box
Acoustic Guitar
The extremely high impedance of the Tube Direct insures a perfect match with every pickup to provide a warmer, more natural sound-both live and in the studio
Electric Guitar
Provides a clear, warm sound that retains all of the guitar's natural brilliance and harmonics for creating a viable direct sound with or without additional signal processing
Warms up the sound of the synthesizer and provides an ideal interface for the variety of synthesizer output levels and impedances
The clarity and sheen of digital and hard disk recording can sometimes seem a little harsh or more brittle than desired. Use of the Tube Direct can often mitigate this problem at several points in the recording chain, including mixdown
Ground lift switch eliminates typical ground loop problems
XLR balanced outputs
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Demeter STDB-1 2 Channel Rackmountable Tube Direct Box with Variable Gain
  • AC Power Cord
  • One (1) Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Input Connections 2 x 1/4" TS phone (unbalanced)
    Output Connectors 2 x XLR (balanced)
    4 x 1/4" TS phone (unbalanced)
    Input Level Instrument (-20 to -5dB)
    Output Level Unity
    16dB with boost switched in
    Frequency Response 7Hz to 100kHz (unity)
    20Hz to 20kHz (gain mode)
    Noise Better than 100dB
    Power Internal transformer
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 19' x 10 1/2" x 1 3/4"
    Weight 14 lbs
    Specialties The buffered 1/4" phone output can be used to drive an amplifier through up to 50 feet of guitar cable. It also prevents cable loading to produce a fuller sound from both single coil and humbucking pickups
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 11.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.5 x 15.5 x 7.0"

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