LR Baggs Para DI 5-Band EQ and Direct BoxItem ID: ParaDI
Active Direct Input Box with a 5-channel EQ and Filters
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Put A Legendary Live DI/EQ in Your RigFor over a decade and a half, the Para DI has been one of the mainstays of live music world. It's small enough to fit in just about any instrument case, yet the impact the Para DI makes on the sound quality of your acoustic pickups is simply profound. It's built road tough and versatile enough to run for up to 200 hours on a single, field changeable 9V battery power or to run off of +48V phantom power, and the signal of either active or passive electronics. And you're sure to love the way that the Para DI's 5-band equalizer sweetens your sound.
When you need a rock-solid direct box that brings out the best qualities of your acoustic guitar's tone, accept no substitutes! The Para DI's discrete, Class A FET input provides a crystal-clear internal sound path, and an adjustable gain parameter makes matching the levels of active or passive electronics easy. It's equalizer offers +/-12dB of correction with 6dB high- and low-mid frequency notches and an adjustable -12dB/octave low-cut filter. A built in FX send and return loop also assures you get the most of the Para DI's signal quality regardless of the rest of your signal chain. On the way out, out can chose from balanced XLR and 1/4" outputs. Finally, a total gain of up to +24dB ensures that you'll get a sufficiently powerful signal.
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Reviewsbased on 8 reviews
more than just the best bang for the buck
by Alan Patterson from Spokane, WA USAI compared this on my mandolin (Radius-M pickup) and my banjo (Schatten Design pickup) to a Schertler, a ToneBone, and many others. The $500 Schertler had maybe a 5% better sound, but it added more t... read more [+]han triple the noise floor. This DI makes even just wimpy sounding acoustic guitar pickups sound almost wonderful. It's rock solid. It runs on phantom or battery. The tweak knobs make a moving difference even with just slight adjustments, and the notch filter is... well... top notch. Plus, since most instruments havea resonant pitch or a string that stands out, the notch is labelled in pitch - brilliant and simple.
November 26, 2012
Music Background: Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin and recording engineer
If you don't have $1K to get your rig amped, this is THE box for you. close [-]
The Acoustic Comforter
by Jimmy Butler from AustinThe LR Braggs DI is a little miracle worker. If you don't want to spend thousands for a Taylor or Martin try the LR Braggs on your four hundred dollar Takemine or Yamaha or Alvarez. You'll be pleasant... read more [+]ly surprised by the fidelity it brings to the sound. Do you get feed back from your acoustic when you play live? This little puppy will put that problem to bed. Tuck you in and wrap your sound in a warm feedback free blanket! Thanks Sweetwater I'm glad I thought of that and glad you guys had one...(<:!! close [-]
November 20, 2012
Music Background: Singer/songwriter/guitarist
Awesome for bass
by Tim Watson from OhioAfter a long and exhaustive search for preamps for my Kala U-Basses, I have settled on this and the VTBass pedal. It has all the features I want. Variable cut/boost notch, para mid, 2 treble bands, pe... read more [+]rfect high pass at 35hz, phase, battery, D. I. Out. Loop... This thing is warm and sounds great. Very organic, the actual tone of the instrument shines through. close [-]
February 29, 2012
Music Background: Freelance ubassist
by Arlene Willman from Random Lake, WI USAI'm pleased with the Para DI. I play an autoharp & this is what I needed to be heard in a group that consists mainly of guitars! Autoharps DO have a great sound but need that boost to be heard. No... read more [+]w they tell ME to turn my volume down!
December 10, 2011
Music Background: Music loving senior
I was also impressed (once again) at the speed in delivery. You guys are fantastic & I will continue to let my fellow 'jammers' know that. close [-]
We "like" it.
by Steve Robert from Muncie, INLike I say - we "like" it. Nothing wrong with it at all. I would have given it a 5.0 rating - but I'm just not "Blown Away". For $ 200 (right?) I would expect a good pre-amp. For $ 39 - I'd be "Bl... read more [+]own Away". LR Baggs is a good company - I also have a LR Baggs " Element" Pre-Amp in my Yamaha Acoustic Guitar - and it too is very nice ( also like $ 200).
May 16, 2013
Music Background: Semi Pro.
I really wanted a Radial PX Deluxe - but they were sold out. The Radial Unit is also really nice - and is more of a "Foot Pedal" - having a nice "MUTE" button and a "BOOST" Button that you can hit with your foot (very rugged construction).
So I ordered this Baggs unit instead - and it is fine - more of a "table top" unit than a "foot switch". I "like" that it can run on phantom power (saves having to plug it in). Absolutely silent operation. (Shrugs.) We are using this on a fiddle with a passive pickup. We just run the EQ flat - so I have no comment to it - but I'm sure it's fine too. He uses the "level" knob when he switches to Mandolin - and it too is totally silent.
No complaints. Happy with it. It's doing exactly what we want - and does not need "fed". close [-]
Jason, San Diego, CA
LR Baggs Para DI 5-Band EQ and Direct Box
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