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ART DPDB Dual Passive Direct Box

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  • Switchable Input Attenuation
  • 50k Ohm Instrument Input
  • Parallel Link jack
  • 600 Ohm XLR Output Jack
  • Switchable Ground Lift
  • Stereo Output Capabilities
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ART Dual Passive Direct Box

The new dPDB Passive Direct Box features two high-quality direct boxes in one portable enclosure. It is a rock solid, roadworthy DI for connection of the outputs of electronic musical instruments (or other audio sources) to the balanced inputs of mixer consoles and other balanced inputs. It also allows connection of a music source to an instrument amplifier while simultaneously patching it to a mixer.

The dPDB features switchable Input Attenuation (0 dB, -20dB, -40dB), a 50k Ohm Instrument Input, 50k Ohm Parallel Link jack, a 600 Ohm XLR Output Jack, and a switchable Ground Lift.

The dPDB excels at impedance matching and improving the sound of any instrument plugged into it.

The ART dPDB is a must-have in any audio tool kit. Enclosed in a rugged steel chassis, it is designed and manufactured to the highest standards to provide years of quiet, reliable performance.

  • Switchable Input Attenuation
    • 0dB for electric guitar and bass pickups
    • -20dB for line level signals, such as keyboards and CD players
    • -40dB for speaker feeds
  • 50k Ohm Instrument Input
    • The dPDB matches the signal level and impedance with unity gain, without any adverse effects on the source signal.
  • Parallel Link jack
    • The 50k ohm parallel link jack output enables you to co nnect the output from the dPDB directly to power amplifiers without a separate preamplifier.
  • 600 Ohm XLR Output Jack
    • The 600 ohm XLR output jack enables you to send a balanced signal to a mixing console.
  • Switchable Ground Lift
    • A switchable ground lift is provided to help eliminate hum caused by ground loops.
  • Stereo Output Capabilities
    • Perfect for various stereo applications such as keyboard(s) or guitar(s).
  • Electric guitar and bass pick up output signals
    • The high impedance signal from a guitar or bass guitar pickup is translated by the dPDB into a low impedance balanced signal required by mixing consoles.
    • Suggested setting set the input attenuation to 0dB.
  • Keyboards and line level signals
    • The dPDB automatically balances and matches the line leve l outputs of modern electronic keyboards. If you are using a multiple keyboard setup and your keyboards are a ll plugged into a single instrument amplifier, the dPDB can be used to replace individual direct boxes. Simply se nd the output of the instrument amplifier to the dPDB and then to the console (instead of a separate DI box for each keyboard).
    • Suggested setting set the input attenuation to -20dB (line level) or 40dB (amp level).
  • DJ console output signals
    • DJ mixers often supply only an unbalanced 10dB signal. The dPDB converts this signal to a balanced line level signal before it reaches the console, while providing a conv enient method of connector transition with the capability to run long cables.
    • Suggested setting set the input attenuation to 0dB or 20dB.
  • Speaker level signals
    • The dPDBs ability to accept speaker level inputs from a po wer amplifiers output allows post-amplifier, post eq and effects signals to be fed directly to the console. In this manner, a particular effect or amplifier sound can be sent directly to the mix.
    • Suggested setting set the input at tenuation to 40dB (amp level).
Dual Passive Direct Box
Ground Lift Switchable
Input Attenuation Switchable (0dB, -20dB, -40dB)
Instrument Input
50k Ohm
Output Jack 600 Ohm XLR Output Jack
Parallel Link Jack 50k Ohm
Frequency Response 10 Hz - 50 kHz +/- 0.5dB @ +4dBu
Dimensions 5.75" x 5" x 2"
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