There’s a whole debate to be had over which microphones to use, what software to use on your PC, how to soundproof a room, and so on. But what often gets overlooked is taking the sound from a studio quality microphone and getting it into the software in the first place.
DBX; when they do something, they do it right. So when they decided to create their new direct injection boxes, they didn’t settle for the same old tired approach to direct box design. With their DBX name on the line, how could they? One look at their new dB10 Passive and dB12 Active direct boxes will tell you that these are clearly different. With their bullet-proof construction, and extraordinary audio performance to rival their looks, finally there’s a direct box worthy of the DBX name.
Utilizing custom DBX mu-metal-shielded audio transformers, high-quality Neutrik® connectors, and low-noise circuitry preserves the sonic integrity and true characteristics of the signal source. Both boxes include a pad switch that accommodates instrument, line and even speaker level signals. Take even more control of your sound by utilizing the 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 they’ve included a ground lift switch 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 box from being dragged around the stage, and the unique contoured underside allows secure stacking of multiple units.
Input 1 instrument/line/speaker level Connector 1/4" jack Type Unbalanced, RF filtered Impedance 150k Ohm typical Max Input Level (+)20dBu (0dB pad)
(+)40dBu (20dB pad)
(+)60dBu (40dB pad)
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 0dBu Transformer Custom dbx mu-metal-shielded Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz, ±2.5dB