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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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High Headroom with Active Circuitry

High Headroom with Active Circuitry

Great for active instruments like guitars and basses with active pickups and preamps, the MDB-1A Active DI features increased headroom and distortion-free operation. Featuring a 1/4" high-impedance input and thru with -20db pad plus a Merge switch that turns the Thru jack into a second input, perfect for summing a stereo source to a mono output. The balanced XLR output features switches for Polarity, Low Cut, and Ground Lift. For maximum convenience, the MDB-1A is powered by 48v phantom power.

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

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