ART AVDirect 2-channel Passive, Multiple Input DI

Multi-input A/V Direct Box with XLR Output
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ART AVDirect 2-channel Passive, Multiple Input DI
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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
  • Professional features for professional results

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:
  • Transformer isolated XLR microphone level output
  • 20 to 20,000Hz Frequency Response
  • Stereo RCA, 1/8th-inch & 1/4-inch TRS line level inputs
  • 1/4-inch & Pressure Clip Speaker level inputs
  • Variable Level Control
  • Switchable 4.8kHz high-cut (lowpass) filter
  • Ground Lift
  • Balanced 150 ohm output
ART AV Direct - A multi-purpose tool for today's changing audio world!

Tech Specs

Type DI
Channels 1
Inputs 2 x RCA, 1 x TRS, 1 x 1/8" stereo, 1 x TS speaker level, 2 x binding post speaker level
Outputs 1 x XLR
Height 1.85"
Width 4.6"
Depth 3.9"
Weight 0.84 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number AVDIBOX

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
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Does what we need

Perfect for our needs

Every system should have one

I 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 music connected into a balanced mixer input. This is a really handy device. Sound quality is excellent.
Music background: Live Sound Engineer, System designer/installer

Great Little Box

This little box does exactly what I need it to do, does it well and does it inexpensively. Although they are solid, overall I look at ART boxes as being disposable, not my first choice for direct boxes. In this case, taking a consumer stereo source, combining it into one channel that can be pushed through a snake - there isn't anything else close. I've had several of these in different locations and they are great.
Music background: Church Sound

Great Little Tool

Worked 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 to help work between DAW and outboard effects.
Music background: Life long musician (bass); recent recording enthusiast

AVDirect si great

Our 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 easy. 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!
Music background: Amateur live sound engineer, guitar player, home-recording enthusiast
See also: Direct Input Boxes, ART, ART Direct Boxes