DBX DB12 Active Direct Box DB12

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DBX DB12 Active Direct Box DB12


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 accomodates 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 we’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.

So whether you need to control the level, placement in the mix, or overall characteristics of 4 independent signals or control the gain leveling on a couple of stereo pairs, the dbx dB12 is for you.

DBX DB12 Active Direct Box Features:

  • Premium Performance
  • Rugged Design
  • Stackable Chassis with Durable Rubber Foot
  • Gold-plated Neutrik® XLR Connector
  • Premium Chrome Toggle Switches
  • Hi-Z 1/4" Input Jack
  • Parallel 1/4" Thru Jack
  • Transformer Isolated
  • Premium Shielded Custom dbx Transformer
  • Balanced XLR Lo-Z Output
  • 3-Way 0/20/40 dB Pad Switch
  • Flat/High-Cut Filter Switch
  • Output Polarity Invert Switch
  • Ground Lift Switch
  • 4 Year Warranty!

Additional DBX DB12 Active Direct Box Features:

  • Phantom Powered
  • Green LED Phantom Power Indicator
  • +48V Phantom Operation
  • Low-Noise Active Circuitry

DBX DB12 Active Direct Box Specifications:

  • Input: 1 instrument/line/speaker level
  • Input Connectors: 1/4" jack
  • Input Type: Unbalanced, RF filtered
  • Insert Impedance: 150k Ohm typical
  • Max Input: +20dBu (0dB pad); +40dBu (20dB pad); +60dBu (40dB pad)
  • Output: (Thru) 1 parallel from input jack, 1/4" Unbalanced, RF filtered
  • Output Connectors: XLR male balanced
  • Output Impedance: 150k Ohm typical
  • Max Output: 0dBu
  • Transformer: Custom dbx mu-metal-shielded
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz, +/-2.5dB
  • Noise: <-105dB unweighted, 22kHz BW
  • THD: <0.01%, 20Hz to 20kHz BW; <0.005%, 1kHz
  • Dimensions: 5.82" L X 5.44" W X 2.20" H (148 x 138 x 56mm)
  • Unit Weight: 1.4 lbs / 0.65 kg

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