To DI or not to DI

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by Spent, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. Spent

    Spent Supporting Member

    May 15, 2011
    Upstate NY
    I just picked up a GK 1001RB (first generation) from a fellow TBer and played it through my Hartke 410XL for the first time last night. IMHO they were meant for each other. Now I have a dilemma. I play an active Spector and had planned on using a Radial JDI. I'm so happy with this GK1001RB that I'm now considering using it for gigs and eventually getting a new one (I bought it as a rehearsal amp only). Does anyone have any experience with the built in DI? How does it compare to using a passive di? I am very well aware of the differences between active/passive in theory, but am looking for input on actual experience.
  2. wcriley


    Apr 5, 2010
    Western PA
    When I had a 1001RB-II, I always used the built-in DI, set to Post, so that I could use the "Woofer Hi Cut" button to filter out the highs going to the mixer.