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DI Box

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by StingrayKid21, Sep 22, 2002.


  1. StingrayKid21

    StingrayKid21 Holding down the low-end since 1996.

    Oct 7, 2001
    Portland, OR
    Hey!

    I have heard a lot about DI Boxes, but I'm not sure I understand what they are. Can anybody explain them to me or point me to a different thread or website that explains them? I searched the site but I couldn't really find much explaining what they are.

    Also, I was thinking about getting a rack-mount tuner to add to my setup. Any recommendations for a good brand?

    thanks!

    ---kid
     
  2. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    A DI box in its simplest form is used to convert an unbalanced signal from your instrument or amp to a balanced signal (often XLR plug) so it can be connected to e.g. a PA or recording gear. It also allows you to run longer cables without losing sound quality.

    Some have more functions (EQ, tube or speaker emulation), like the SansAmp BassDriver DI.

    Here's a rather long article that gets into all the details...