This is a professional application, single channel active direct input (D.I.) box, which will work well on instruments with passive or active pickups or on direct outputs from keyboards and the like. The construction is compact and rugged with components that are well suited for the application resulting in a nice rich sound.
The quality of the internal splitting transformer is the key to good sound from most any D.I. box. The transformers used in the LDB series are manufactured to strict EWI tolerances designed specifically for this application. EWI uses their own special alloy for the core of the transformers yielding excellent sonic qualities.
Since this is an active D.I. box, it needs to be powered which can be done either with phantom power from the mix board, or with the supplied internal 9v battery. The battery is fairly easy to change by removing one screw in the bottom of the casing.
This unit is typically used to split the instrument signal going to a stage amp so a feed can be sent also to the mix board. It is equipped with parallel ¼” jacks for put-throughs and one XLR jack for the sends to the board. There is also a separate ground lift switch and a 0dB, or -30dB attenuator switch.
The box is extruded aluminum which has a nice feature in that it is built so multiple boxes can be hooked together physically either side-by-side or one on top the other. There are 4 nice rubber feet on the bottom to help keep it from sliding around on a slick surface or to avoid damaging a nice surface. This is one great D.I. box which will sound excellent and last for decades. Now is your chance to own one of “the best."