MDB-1A

Active Direct Box

MDB-1A

From acoustic guitars to laptops, always sound your best with MDB Series Direct Boxes. Available in four different models, the MDB Series will give you the peace of mind that your sound will faithfully get to your audience the way that you hear it on stage.

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Direct boxes are an essential tool for any stage or studio. They make it easy to get clean, low-noise audio to a mixer no matter what instrument you are using. Available in four versatile models, our ultra-affordable DI's offer the Mackie sound quality that you expect with Built-Like-A-Tank™ construction for maximum reliability. From acoustic guitars to laptops, be ready for anything with MDB Series direct boxes.

Product features

  • The Perfect Match
  • Built-Like-A-Tank™
  • Premium Analog Circuitry
  • Get the best sound from your laptop

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Full features

  • Active circuitry offers higher headroom for ultra-low noise and distortion-free performance
  • High-impedance 1/4" input with Thru output
  • Balanced XLR output connector with Ground Lift
  • Low Cut and Polarity switches
  • Merge switch allows connection of stereo sources which are then summed to mono at the output, perfect for stereo sources like keyboards and media players
  • -20dB pad ensures distortion-free performance when connecting to high-level sources
  • Powered via 48v Phantom Power
  • Built-Like-A-Tank™ construction

Product comparison

 
Product
Line Inputs
XLR Inputs
Power Required
Thru Outputs
Ground Lift
Input Pad
 
 
MDB-1P
MDB-2P
MDB-1A
MDB-USB
MDB-1P
MDB-2P
MDB-1A
MDB-USB
1
2 (L/R)
2 (With Merge ON)
N/A
1
2 (L/R)
1
2
No
No
Yes
Yes
1
2
1 (With Merge OFF)
N/A
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
$ 69.99
$ 79.99
$ 79.99
$ 169.99