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dbx dB12 Active Direct Box
dbx dB12 Active Direct Box
$145.00

dbx dB12 Active Direct Box

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SoundPro Item: 15069
MPN: DB12
MSRP: $177.72
$145.00
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One look at dbx's dB12 Active direct box will tell you that it is clearly different with its bullet-proof construction, and extraordinary audio performance to rival its looks. Utilizing custom dbx mu-metal-shielded audio transformers, high-quality Neutrik® connectors, and low-noise circuitry preserves the sonic integrity and true characteristics of the signal source. Also included is a pad switch that accomodates instrument, line and even speaker level signals. Take even more control of your sound by utilizing the polarity invert switch to set the phase relationship between the direct and mic'd sound.

As a professional, you don’t have time for interference, so a ground lift switch is included to solve potential hum and buzz problems due to ground loops. And between the combined shielding of the cast metal chassis and the custom-wound transformer, you can be doubly assured of a clean signal free from interference. All of this sits atop a solid, stable footprint, that will keep the box from being dragged around the stage, and the unique contoured underside allows secure stacking of multiple units.

dbx dB12 Features

  • Premium Performance
  • Rugged Design
  • Stackable Chassis with Durable Rubber Foot
  • Gold-plated Neutrik® XLR Connector
  • Premium Chrome Toggle Switches
  • Hi-Z 1/4" Input Jack
  • Parallel 1/4" Thru Jack
  • Transformer Isolated
  • Premium Shielded Custom dbx Transformer
  • Balanced XLR Lo-Z Output
  • 3-Way 0/20/40 dB Pad Switch
  • Flat/High-Cut Filter Switch
  • Output Polarity Invert Switch
  • Ground Lift Switch
  • Phantom Powered
  • Green LED Phantom Power Indicator
  • +48V Phantom Operation
  • Low-Noise Active Circuitry
  • dbx dB12 Active Direct Box1
  • Four Year Warranty1
  • Audio Circuit TypeActive
  • Input1 instrument/line/speaker level
  • Input Connectors1/4" jack
  • Input TypeUnbalanced, RF filtered
  • Insert Impedance150k Ohm typical
  • Max Input+20dBu (0dB pad); +40dBu (20dB pad); +60dBu (40dB pad)
  • Output(Thru) 1 parallel from input jack, 1/4" Unbalanced, RF filtered
  • Output ConnectorsXLR male balanced
  • Output Impedance150k Ohm typical
  • Max Output0dBu
  • TransformerCustom dbx mu-metal-shielded
  • Frequency Response20Hz to 20kHz, +/-2.5dB
  • Noise<-105dB unweighted, 22kHz BW
  • THD<0.01%, 20Hz to 20kHz BW; <0.005%, 1kHz
  • Dimensions (L x W x H)5.82 x 5.44 x 2.2 inches (148 x 138 x 56mm)
  • Unit Weight1.4 lbs (0.65 kg)

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