DI box???

Discussion in 'Recording' started by somexone75, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. somexone75

    somexone75 Active Member

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    What is a good quality, yet affordable DI box?
     
  2. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

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    The ones I'm familiar with:

    ProCo DB1

    Whirlwind Director

    Countryman FET85

    Westcam (Hard to find, but worth it if you can).
     
  3. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

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    I have a JDI from radial, I am liking it so far.
     
  4. Zoro

    Zoro Guest

    Afordable: Definitely Whirlwind
    Not so afordable but better: JDI
    Not affordable but a real good one: U5

    Zoro
    http://www.produccionestecate.com
     
  5. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

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    I guess I should say too I find the JDI pretty transparent, it won't colour your tone. I would not suggest it if thats what your after.
     
  6. somexone75

    somexone75 Active Member

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    So Whirlwind Director for the win?
     
  7. stealthy

    stealthy Guest

    i have a pro co db1 and am quite happy with it, but i havent used anything else to compare it to
     
  8. RemyRAD

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    I have the Whirlwind Director and I also had the Proco equivalent. I like them very much.

    You may also want to search eBay for used UTC A-10 transformers? 50 kilo ohms input with multiple output windings for 50-600 ohm. Nice big and heavy. Really warm sounding. You stick it in a metal box and add connectors, a couple of switches and voilà!

    Lover of all the DI's
    Ms. Remy Ann David
     
  9. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

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    ditto on what Remy said

    you guys already know I love DIY

    so
    head to Jensen Transformers for some circuit ideas for DI boxes and re-amplification ideas

    http://www.jensen-transformers.com/apps_sc.html

    here is what they call the FULL FEATURED unit
    http://www.jensen-transformers.com/as/as066.pdf
    but
    do look at the others and try to understand what they are doing with each one

    it's simple stuff but you will learn things from each circuit idea

    there are other circuit ideas out there on the net and this will include active units
    search away
    and have fun
     
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