Active direct box w/pad, polarity invert, ground lift


The dbx dB12 is an active direct box that utilizes custom dbx mu-metal-shielded audio transformers, high-quality Neutrik connectors, and low-noise circuitry. The dB12 direct box includes a pad switch that accommodates instrument, line, and even speaker level signals. Take even more control of your sound by utilizing the dB12 direct box's 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 dbx includes a ground lift switch in the dB12 active direct box 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 dB12 direct box from being dragged around the stage. Unique contoured underside allows secure stacking of multiple dbx dB12 Active Direct Box units.

dbx dB12 Active Direct Box Features:

Input Section
Input: 1 instrument/line/speaker level Connector: 1/4" jack
Type: Unbalanced, RF filtered
Impedance: 1M Ohm (0dB pad), 47k Ohm (20dB pad), 47k Ohm (40dB pad)
Max Input Level:
+10dBu (0dB pad), +30dBu (20dB pad), +50dBu (40dB pad)

Output Section
Thru Output: 1 parallel connection from input jack
Connector: 1/4" jack
Type: Unbalanced, RF filtered
Main Output: 1 line level
Connector: XLR male jack, type: Balanced
Impedance: 150 Ohm typical
Max Output Level: +8dBu into 600 Ohm

Transformer: Custom dbx mu-metal-shielded
Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz, ±3dB
30Hz to 20kHz, +0/-1dB
Noise: <-105dB unweighted, 22kHz BW THD: <0.01%, 20Hz to 20kHz BW <0.005%, 1kHz, 0dBu output

Current Drain Phantom: < 8mA
Phantom Power Range: +48 volts DC
Dimensions: 5.82" L X 5.44" W X 2.20" H (148 x 138 x 56mm)
Weight: 1.4 lbs / 0.65 kg

Model: DB12
Manufacturer: DBX
Active direct box w/pad, polarity invert, ground lift
In stock
Regular Price: $129.95
On Sale For $103.96

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