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Countryman Type 85 1/4" with no power

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by Jack, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. Jack

    Jack

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    Hey guys,

    Simple question for type 85 owners, I want the DI on my board where it will always be used to send the signal to my amp via the 1/4" output but not always to the PA via the xlr. Will the jack still send a signal to my amp even with no phantom power or will I need either phantom power or a battery to power the amp feed?
  2. Joe Louvar

    Joe Louvar

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    All active DI's require power (either phantom or battery pwr) - but the parallel in/output jacks still connect/work without pwr.
  3. Jack

    Jack

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    Hi Joe!

    Thanks for that. Yes I know I'll be needing power to run the actual 'di' bit of the 'di box', but most of the time it will just be a i/o box of sorts connecting my pedalboard to the amp, as long as the jacks work without power then we'll be golden.

    I hoped they would if they truly were just parallel jacks, but I wasn't sure if they ran through some internal circuitry in the box that would require power.
  4. Joe Louvar

    Joe Louvar

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    Hi Jack

    The 85 in/output parallel jacks are truly just parallel jack and don’t require power to work - so you should be good to go.

    Have fun.

    Cheers,
    Joe

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