Radial ProDI Reviews4.7/5.0 based on 12 customer reviews
This is the best DI under $100, period. You will be amazed by the clean, powerful, noise-free signal it produces and kick yourself for not getting one sooner. Don't invest thousands in instruments and recording equipment and then skimp on a vital link in your chain. Houses of worship in particular have gobbled these up because at this price they can afford to outfit the whole worship band!
from Ferndale, Washington
September 5, 2012Music Background:
Lay audio expert/installer, worship leader & Senior Pastor
Just as I expectedOk...I would have given it 5 points but not the "blown away" part. I chose Radial because I know I will get bullet proof excellence. I'm done buying cheap DI boxes!
from United States
May 22, 2012Music Background:
Live Sound Engineer
Excellent DI!The sound quality that this direct box provides is impeccable. During rehearsal the church that I mix for found themselves short one Direct Box when we added another guitarist to the team. For rehearsal purposes only we had to have him plug directly into the input on the stage (using a 1/4 inch to xlr cable). The sound was awful! After purchasing a PRO DI and having the acoustic player plug into it the sound quality was drastically better. These DIs not only sound great, but the rugged design and durability is superb. Stop looking at cheaper DIs and buy this one. It is worth the money!
from South Dakota
December 21, 2011Music Background:
Excellent! Pure signal thru and No noise!I have always used low priced DI boxes, because I didn't really understand what they did. I just knew I had to convert my guitar signal through one of these to run long distances through the snake... until the sound engineer at a show came up and said, "Use this DI box. I'm getting noise through yours." He handed me the ProDI, and what a difference! I still don't really know how they work, but I do know there is a huge difference. I bought my own!
October 12, 2011Music Background:
Soung Guy / Average Guitarist
Absolutely Worth ItNever thought our direct boxes were that big of a deal until I went to buy a new one. I thought the $30-$50 ones would give you what you needed. I was so wrong, professional musician friend convinced me to give thie a try, and I'll never go back to cheap DI's. The difference was startling, and actually made me feel really foolish for using the cheap ones for so long. Spend the money, it's a fraction of what your guitar cost and it makes all the difference.
from Atlanta, GA USA
July 26, 2011Music Background:
Church Music Director
Great DII bought this to replace another passive direct box that says IMP on it, because I suspected a Radial DI would to a better job. And I was right. The entire band noticed when I put the Radial PRO DI on the keyboard. The guitarist said it was like someone took a blanket off the sound.
I am very pleased with the Radial PRO DI. It sounds great, it's built like a tank, and is affordable. I'm saving up for another one!
from Philippi, WV
July 14, 2011Music Background:
Instrumental Musician, Instructor, Live Sound Engineer
Excellent Quality! Worth the money!Granted, a DI is usually not considered a "cool" piece of gear. It comes with no effects, and is usually not something you can impress somebody with. But for those who are serious about clean, unaltered sound, then a quality DI is very much in demand.
The Pro DI goes beyond quality, both in sound and construction. These things may literally be bullet-proof! Short of repeated drops from the top of a building onto pavement, one would be hard-pressed to damage the internal components. Also, with the outer "jacket" being slightly larger than the main body, a direct impact to the jacks due to a drop is nearly impossible. Being indestructible, however, means nothing if the sound is bad, but this DI sounds great! They are crystal clear, allowing only the true sound of the instrument pass through.
I replaced three budget DI boxes in my church with three Pro DI units, and the difference was immedeate and drastic. As other reviewers have mentioned, the Jensen-equipped units are probably even better (if that's possible), but for the modest sound system at my church, these are as good as it gets.
Do not hesitate to shell out a few extra dollars on this DI. High dollar instruments and accessories can only sound their best if the DI isn't junk. The Pro DI, however, is aptly named, because it truly is a professional piece of equipment. Highly recommended!
from Saratoga Springs, NY USA
July 14, 2011Music Background:
Enthusiastic Hobbyist Musician
Exactly What We NeededThe combo amp that the bass player in our church worship band uses as a monitor lacks a "line out" to connect to the sound system. With the Radial Pro DI he simply plugs his bass into the input, sending a signal to his monitor via the "Thru" jack, and a balanced signal to the church sound system through the XLR output. Problem solved.
from Massillon, OH
September 5, 2010Music Background:
Rock SolidWe are using six at church and are ordering more because they are great!
from Cincinnati, OH USA
February 25, 2009Music Background:
Recording and Live Sound Engineer, Pro Musician
Awesome DII've used direct boxes before, both in live and studio applications. Usually it's been bass or acoustic guitar. I recently had the need to put a DI on my pedal board since my newest electric guitar has a piezo bridge in it. All I can say is I don't need to take an acoustic guitar with me to gigs any more.
The ProDI is built like a TANK, too! The housing is 14 gauge press-broken steel. Run over it with your car, I dare you. You can't hurt it!
Easily the VERY BEST DI under $100. Possibly the best DI under $200
from Huntsville, AL
February 2, 2009Music Background:
A wonderful brickIt is a very nice unit. The construction sensibilities impressed me down to the components and PC board used. They are designed to survive considerable abuse and they really do sound good. Lesser units color the signal. Yes, it isn't the Jensen transformer. It sure looks like they sure were inspired by one. It does nice things to keys and is a great improvement over cheap active DI's on things like Pods or electric acoustic outputs.
January 12, 2008Music Background:
live sound engineer
awesome!!!Thanks to the wonderful delivery guy who left the package in front of my garage door, it got ran over...and it held up and still worked perfect. How's that for durability? Oh yeah, it sounds awesome!!!
from Knoxville, TN, USA
March 25, 2007Music Background:
Religious Live sound Engineer
You definetely get what you pay forI used to use a Behringer DI100 as in some other stores, its got a good reviews. But recently I had to buy another DI box for an active bass guitar, and then i realized how bad was the performance of the DI100. You can get cheaper DI's in the market. But I have learned that it is wise to spend a little bit more money and get better products like this one.
It is a very simple DI box, with no fancy stuff like the Radial JDI. But it will definitely do its job with an amazing quality, without having to break the bank.
It is very easy to use, and your musicians will love it.
You will not get disappointed.