The Radial ProD2 full-range passive DI box utilizes an isolation transformer that eliminates unwanted noise from your signal. Its small size and tough build make it ideal for use in both the recording studio as well as the live environment. A -15dB pad reduces prohibitively loud incoming signal, helping to prevent distortion-causing circuit overload. This DI box is also equipped with a full no-slip rubber bottom to ensure that the unit won’t slide around and that it remains electrically insulated. In addition to being a great DI for instruments, the ProD2 is also handy for running signal from external media sources like CD, DVD, and Mp3 players.
The BSS AR-133 is a DI box that performs its key function, maintaining the fidelity of audio signal, swiftly and succinctly. It features phantom power as well as battery supplies; should the former fail or accidentally be switched off during use, the latter will instantly kick in thus allowing the unit to seamlessly continue operation without interruption. The design of the AR-133 is also notable because not only is its aluminum case a mighty protector from any unwanted dings or bruises, the arched body allows you to run cables back underneath the unit from the end. This design feature works wonder to make things a lot more organized for individuals drowning in loose cables. Its input offers a 0, -20, or -40dB pad, so this unit can easily switch between instrument, line, or amplifier levels.
The Whirlwind pcDI is actually equipped with two separate DIs; one employs a stereo 1/8 inch jack input, while the other provides an option for RCA cables. This gives it an advantage over other DI boxes that aren’t always equipped to receive signal from tape decks, computer sound cards, and other non-instrument audio sources. Both the input jacks and XLR output jacks are color-coded, preventing any confusion in the signal flow process. The unit features a ground lift switch to eliminate any unwanted humming or buzzing noises. A 20dB pad switch also provides safety from any sources that may be coming in too hot.
Countryman’s Type 10 DI box offers a response and audio quality that remains extremely faithful to the original signal that is sent through the unit. This can definitely be attributed to the unit’s wide and flat bandwidth. The Type 10 is built with an analog circuit that will tune itself to the signal that it receives, preventing any distortion and noise from creeping in. Weighing in at just a little over one pound, this unit is built tough enough to handle the perils of touring and gigging. The unit also features a switchable -15dB and -30dB pad, so you can keep any unruly audio under control.
Pro Co DB2 Box
Pro Co’s DB1 was already a popular DI box amongst musicians and audio geeks alike, but the DB2 only improves that sound, offering crystal clear signal in stereo. That means that users are getting two separate channels of audio in one single unit. And when you plug into only one input, the DB2 morphs into a transformer-isolated signal splitter. The unit also features a ground lift switch to take out nasty hum and buzz noises. Each channel in the DB2 has its own 20dB pad. And because this unit is a passive design, it doesn’t require any phantom power or batteries to operate.