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PeaveyUSB-P - USB "Direct Box" for Outputting Computer Audio to PA System
 
4.9

(based on 47 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (33)
  • Excellent sound (31)
  • Consistent (20)
  • Professional features (15)
  • Versatile (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (22)
  • Outdoor events / games (16)
  • Home studio (14)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (14)
  • Professional recording (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (20), Professional musician (11)

Reviewed by 47 customers

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5.0

Solid and Dependable Connection

By Chris

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Peavey USB-P - USB "Direct Box" for Outputting Computer Audio to PA System:

This is an incredible product for a solid and dependable computer audio connection to our sound system. Plug it in and it's ready to go. No setup necessary.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Simpler the better

By Eric

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Peavey USB-P - USB "Direct Box" for Outputting Computer Audio to PA System:

Works as intended - no complaints other than when compared to active interfaces the volume is somewhat low in comparison. Other than that it works effectively outputting my computer music to active monitors.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good item But expensive.

By Heejung

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Peavey USB-P - USB "Direct Box" for Outputting Computer Audio to PA System:

It's a very useful product,
I am sorry that the selling price is expensive in B & H.

 
5.0

Solid performance, great price

By JG

from Maine

Verified Buyer

Comments about Peavey USB-P - USB "Direct Box" for Outputting Computer Audio to PA System:

Well built, excellent sound, was able to drive cat 3 (telephone cable) hundreds of feet with no hum and a loud clean signal at the far end.
Solved my problem when other adapters and transformers could not.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Peavey Computer d i

By Delia

from Brooklyn

Comments about Peavey USB-P - USB "Direct Box" for Outputting Computer Audio to PA System:

Simple and reliable. No drivers. I use it in professional A/V scenarios and for my live synthesizer rig, vastly superior sound compared to the headphone out of a laptop which should ONLY be used for headphones.

 
5.0

Very affordable di box & works perfectly

By Mark

from CT

Comments about Peavey USB-P - USB "Direct Box" for Outputting Computer Audio to PA System:

Simply does the job well at a great price

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great DI!

By Worship Pastor

from Fayetteville, North Carolina

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Professional Features
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances

    Comments about Peavey USB-P - USB "Direct Box" for Outputting Computer Audio to PA System:

    Bought this product for our church. Outputs very clear and consistent audio! This is a great budget option if your looking for a solid USB direct box, but not willing to pay the price for higher end models like Radial. I would definitely buy this again!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Quick, easy, ready right out of the box!

    By drms83

    from New York, NY

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Professional Features
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Peavey USB-P - USB "Direct Box" for Outputting Computer Audio to PA System:

      We use this product for our keyboardist, running Mainstage and Reason on a Mac. As soon I plugged it in, it worked like a charm, exactly as it was intended.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      USB Direct Box Solves Hum Problem

      By Alfred

      from Marietta, GA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events

        Comments about Peavey USB-P - USB "Direct Box" for Outputting Computer Audio to PA System:

        We have battled hum problems with PC/MAC devices for years. DI's and isolation transformers have helped but never solved the problem. The Peavey USP-P is a no frills USB audio out box that is the perfect solution. We now have hum free audio from our presentation computer. On our MAC Pro it was plug and play. No drivers to load, no settings to change. We'll be getting this for all our computer interfaces in the future.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Does exactly what it's supposed to do!

        By Rich

        from Brockton MA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound

        Cons

        • No Volume Knob

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Peavey USB-P - USB "Direct Box" for Outputting Computer Audio to PA System:

        Very simple: plug it in and it works. That's it!
        Under cons I wrote no volume knob but it's really not a big deal. I use this with Mainstage for my live rig.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Works perfectly!

        By Scubanoob

        from Arlington, WA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances

          Comments about Peavey USB-P - USB "Direct Box" for Outputting Computer Audio to PA System:

          This is truly a plug and play device. Works flawlessly with my Macbook. Only reason for the 4 stars...they did not include a USB cable. Not a major deal, as they are pretty easy to get, but they don't tell you this in the description. Given that it is a USB printer cord type(not as common)...they need to give people a heads up. Otherwise this thing is perfect, absolutely no noise or hum at all.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Works well right out of the box...

          By E.G.SOMES

          from New Paltz, NY

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Incredible value
          • Well-built

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Peavey USB-P - USB "Direct Box" for Outputting Computer Audio to PA System:

              This is a reliable and simple piece of gear that does what it ought to do and does it well. I've been using one at a church venue and had to have one in my equipment collection. A well-built little box that is sold at the right price.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Product

              By Mikempton

              from Seattle, WA

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Peavey USB-P - USB "Direct Box" for Outputting Computer Audio to PA System:

                  My expectations for a $ Peavey product were very low, but this device just works, and it works well. I have used it on my Sony Xperia Android phone, various pc's, and a couple macs and it performed very well. This is the most cost effective way to get balanced audio from your various devices, with good sound quality.

                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  So simple, yet so valuable!

                  By Jim

                  from Providence, RI

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Simple

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Mobile DJ
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Peavey USB-P - USB "Direct Box" for Outputting Computer Audio to PA System:

                    This unit works flawlessly to provide clean, high quality audio out of my laptop. While many are using this device in a DJ situation, my application is to output the audio from Software Synths (specifically Native Instruments KOMPLETE). There is one tiny step that I had to figure out (need to change the output in the ASIO driver control). Once I figured that out, I was good to go and this device is doing exactly what I need it to do. Now I can take the laptop anywhere and utilize it to send the softsynth audio into a mixing console, and even in stereo.
                    This is a perfect example of a product doing one job, and doing it VERY well. Highly recommended for anyone that needs to get clean, high quality audio out of their laptop.

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great little box

                    By CinBrandon

                    from Jackson, MS

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Excellent Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Events
                      • Home Studio
                      • Performances
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Peavey USB-P - USB "Direct Box" for Outputting Computer Audio to PA System:

                      This is my second of these. They work great. Plug it in USB, and it puts audio out of the XLR's. I use with with PC. Plug and play. No drivers to download. Clean audio.
                      Powere by the USB port. And small and compact for travel.

                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Simple box that sounds great and does what it's supposed to

                      By jmalli

                      from La Mesa, CA

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Excellent Sound
                      • Professional Features
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                      • Audible Pop Power Updown

                      Best Uses

                      • Events
                      • Home Studio
                      • Mobile DJ
                      • Performances

                      Comments about Peavey USB-P - USB "Direct Box" for Outputting Computer Audio to PA System:

                      I was looking for something to connect to the balanced inputs on my studio monitors that didn't also create a ground loop hum (like the unbalanced output from my sound card does).

                      This unit is exactly what I was looking for; USB powered, balanced outputs, simple, works in windows/linux/mac and sounds great.

                      The only negative thing is that there is a very small audible pop passed to the speakers when the computer is powering up or shutting down. It's not excessive however it's definitely there.

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Just plug and play

                      By Jared

                      from West Caldwell, NJ

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Excellent Sound
                      • Professional Features
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Peavey USB-P - USB "Direct Box" for Outputting Computer Audio to PA System:

                        So much easier to use than a Whirwind PCDI

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great product. Easy to use.

                        By Jay

                        from Jupiter, FL

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Excellent Sound

                        Cons

                        • Limited Features
                        • No Gain

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Home Studio
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Peavey USB-P - USB "Direct Box" for Outputting Computer Audio to PA System:

                        I bought this little devise to link my iMac to my Event 20/20 monitors. It works exactly as advertised. Plugged it in to the USB on my Mac & plugged the XLRs from the monitors into the back. The Mac recognized the device, no problem and I was up & running in about 2 minutes.

                        The only thing I would say is that when the computer sleeps, restarts or shuts down, there is a pretty loud pop through the speakers as it reconnects. It makes sense, so it's not surprising, but it did startle me the first time. Just be aware that it can happen, and it's no big deal.

                        I really like this product and it's exactly what I was looking for.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        No more headphone outs!

                        By Whit

                        from Las Vegas

                        Comments about Peavey USB-P - USB "Direct Box" for Outputting Computer Audio to PA System:

                        These are solid, well built and simple boxes. So much better than using the headphone output on the computer. Terrific value.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Product!

                        By Tom the Drummer

                        from Salt Lake City

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Sets Up Quickly
                        • Stereo Or Mono Operation
                        • Xlr Output

                        Cons

                        • Expensive

                        Best Uses

                        • Performances

                        Comments about Peavey USB-P - USB "Direct Box" for Outputting Computer Audio to PA System:

                        I bought the Peavey USB-P to interface a laptop to a sound board after I learned using the computer's headphone jack is not the proper way to do it. The computer detected it as a USB audio device, automatically loaded the driver and I was up and running in no time. Now when I play music through the sound system it's clean.

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