Direct Box with 1/4" input, balanced XLR outputs. Includes input attenuator and ground lift. Direct boxes are generally used to convert unbalanced line level 1/4" cable/signals to a balanced XLR cable. This is necessary when the mixer is a great distance from the stage. Running long unbalanced cables can result in a weak signal and it may pick up ground hum or buzz along the way. The FDR60 Direct box converts the unbalanced cable and signal to a balanced XLR. Balanced cable runs are less susceptible to weakened signals over long runs and are designed to reject ground hum or buzz.
Direct box is most often used in the following manor:
• Connect to bass guitar before bass amp. One output of the Direct Box goes to the bass amp, the XLR balanced out goes to the stage snake and on to the mixing board.
• Connect to acoustic guitars with piezo pickup. Direct Box converts acoustic signal to a XLR balanced out that goes to the stage snake and on to the mixing board.
• Connect to keyboard line level outputs. Direct Box converts keyboard signal to a XLR balanced out that goes to the stage snake and on to the mixing board.
Rob Julian, CA
"The FDR60 is built like a rock, we've been using Carvin gear at our church for years. Our old Carvin direct boxes have been used and abused over the years and still work perfect. We needed to pick up a couple more (for added instruments, we're still using and loving the old ones), and we're going to Carvin to get theirs. This is solid gear that lasts."
Ed Freitas Carson City, NV
"I do pro sound and sound for my my own band and these are great for virtually any acoustic instrument, keyboard or any other instrument that sounds better with the DI boost that these offer. I reccomend these highly, especially at this sale price range."