ART AVDirectItem ID: AVDirect
Multi-input A/V Direct Box with XLR Output
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Connect almost anything to an XLR input!The AV Direct from ART is a multi-purpose tool that allows you to plug in virtually any sound source to an XLR input. The AV Direct is the ideal input solution for any application where stereo iPods, Laptop computers, consumer DVD players, consumer HiFi equipment, or video machines have to be connected to a single XLR microphone level input. Unlike standard gender bender cables or DI boxes, the AV Direct can accept virtually any input connection and output level (including amplified speaker outputs) and offers remote level control, ideal for setting the volume of your component at the source. Since you never know what might get thrown your way, every engineer needs an AV Direct in their toolbox!
ART AV Direct at a Glance:
A multitude of input options
The AV Direct has stereo RCA, 1/8 inch and 1/4 inch TRS line level inputs, as well as a 1/4-inch and bare wire pressure clip speaker level inputs. The speaker level inputs are heavily padded and transformer isolated from the XLR output, allowing amplified speaker level (up to 100 watts at 8 ohms) to be tapped off, and sent to a microphone level input.
Professional features for professional results
A switchable 4.8kHz high-cut filter, ground lift and variable level control allow the AV Direct to effectively filter out any extraneous unwanted noise while offering variable volume control at source. A 20Hz to 20kHz frequency response ensures the AV Direct will function seamlessly with any high quality audio source.
ART AV Direct Features:
ART AV Direct - A multi-purpose tool for today's changing audio world!
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Reviewsbased on 6 reviews
Does what we need
by fromPerfect for our needs
October 18, 2012
Every system should have one
by John from CaliforniaI install sound systems for churches and schools. For the last 18 months I've delivered an ART AVDirect with every system I've done. This is a very simple way to get virtually any device that plays ... read more [+]music connected into a balanced mixer input. This is a really handy device.
February 16, 2012
Music Background: Live Sound Engineer, System designer/installer
Sound quality is excellent. close [-]
Great Little Tool
by S.Rudolf from Louisville, KYWorked perfectly to help convert 1/8" stereo HiZ output from computer to XLR in order to feed effects unit (VoiceWorks Harmonizer). Gain control is a great feature. Can see this a a very useful tool... read more [+] to help work between DAW and outboard effects. close [-]
December 5, 2011
Music Background: Life long musician (bass); recent recording enthusiast
AVDirect si great
by Jerry Hebenstreit from Reston. VAOur Youth Group needed a way to play iPods and computer-based music and movies over the sound system. I loaned them my AVDirect. They loved it so much the church bought one. The AVDirect makes it so e... read more [+]asy. Just plug and play. The multiple input jacks mean I don't have to scramble for the right adaptor. I especially love the gain control that can allow you to control levels near the source rather than having to yell back to the sound tech! close [-]
June 17, 2011
Music Background: Amateur live sound engineer, guitar player, home-recording enthusiast
Great little tool...
by StoneDog from Louisville KYThis is a great little tool/direct box. If you are looking for a way to convert stereo to XLR, this will do the trick. I was looking for way to convert stereo DAW out of my computer 1/8" to XLR for... read more [+] processing with VoiceWorks harmonizer. This worked like a charm! Solved my problem - and would certainly recommend. Solidly built. close [-]
January 2, 2012
Music Background: Semi-Pro Musician and Sound Engineer
Robert, Chester, VA