BSS AR-133 1-channel Active Microphone / Instrument Direct Box

Active DI/Line Balancer
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BSS AR-133 1-channel Active Microphone / Instrument Direct Box
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Rugged Construction and A Clear Tone!

Durability and sound quality: the AR-133 direct box is without peer in both categories. The AR-133's metal casing could hold up under a buffalo stampede, and its strong rubber grips ensure it can't be kicked around easily. The sound is low-impedance bliss-clear, powerful and incredibly transparent. The AR-133 will be part of your gear for a long time to come.

Tech Specs

Type Active DI
Channels 1
Inputs 1 x XLR, 1 x TS
Outputs 1 x XLR, 1 x TS Link output
Height 2.3"
Depth 4.9"
Width 5.7"
Weight 1.5 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number AR-133

Customer Reviews

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Well Impressed !!

I have been through many DI boxes in my time but was definatly blown away by BSS DI active box. The signal is so clean and gives a nice punchy full sound with my tanglewood jumbo semi acoustic. Definatly worth the money a top class DI box.
Music background: Singer/songwriter

Amazing what a great DI sounds like!

I had been using my ISA One pre DI and a SansAmp Bass DI with unsatisfactory results. I thought it was my bass that just sounded poor but once I plugged this in I was very impressed. It was between this and the Radial J48, both of which were rate highly. I went with the AR-133 because it was $30 less and never read a bad thing about it. The option of 3 different db pads along with the ability to plug the speaker outputs of any amplifier directly into the AR-133 to run into my DAW was a bonus. Great DI, great sound, great price.
Music background: pro drummer, engineer in training

BSS - AR133

I've been using this DI at work, corporate AV, for about 2 years now. It is as solid as a rock, both in design and performance. I really like the XLR input. This feature has saved my butt many times from the mysterious buzzes in house PA systems. This box uses very little power as well. I think that I can get about a month or two out of a single 9V.

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Jeff Radke

A good direct box can make all the difference in the world in terms of the accuracy of the audio it passes. This is a GREAT DI and the most ruggedly built I've ever seen.
See also: Direct Input Boxes, BSS, BSS Direct Boxes