we have threads and threads about mics so i'm starting one about Direct Boxes how about you list the ones you got, why you like them do we have any DI whores on the board? anyone with a complete DI closet? can we even compare buying a DI like we do a Mic? what options do you look for in a DI? when do you use passive DI? active DI? what are you favorite DI's for what recording situations? lets get all our bases covered from 20$ begriger, to avalon u5 and everything inbetween yet lets leave out all 'preamp'/DI boxes cause that'll just lead to a preamp conversation that we have alot of already i've only used them on bass, so i've got SansAmp Bass Driver DI MXR M-80 Bass DI and sometimes i use the direct out out on my ampeg head or gallien head (but they don't count, cause we're talking strictly DI) has anyone ever A/B'd Ampeg SVTDI Tube Driven Direct Box to the direct out on a SVT tube head (classic or svt-2)?