Switchcraft 318 Mini AudioStix 1-channel Passive Laptop Direct Box

1/8" TRS-M to XLR-M Audio Connector With Volume Control, Ground Lift, and Transformer Isolation
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Switchcraft 318 Mini AudioStix 1-channel Passive Laptop Direct Box
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Connect Your Laptop or MP3 to the PA

The Switchcraft #318 Mini AudioStix lets you connect the audio output of your laptop or MP3 player to a PA system. The 318 has an 1/8" stereo mini on one side and a mono XLR on the other, so you'll always have the right connections when it's time to give your presentation. Hum and buzz won't be a problem - the 318 is transformer isolated. You also get a volume control and a ground lift. Next time you're setting up sound in a conference room or auditorium, be armed with a compact, affordable secret weapon: Switchcraft's #318 Mini AudioStix!

Keep this handy device with you

The Switchcraft #318 Mini AudioStix is such a handy little device, you won't want to be without it. So keep it in your laptop case or audio toolkit - that way you'll always be ready for impromptu presentations, wherever you are. You won't have to worry about hum and buzz caused by ground loops and RF interference, either, as the 318 has transformer isolation. You also get a handy volume control and a ground lift for killing the noise you sometimes encounter with consumer devices. Your presentations will ring out with crystal clear sound - making you look like the consulate professional you are!

Switchcraft #318 Mini AudioStix Features at a Glance:
  • 3.5mm (1/8" Mini) Stereo Input
  • Balanced, Mono, Mic-Level XLR Output
  • Volume Control
  • Ground Lift Switch
  • All Metal Housing
  • Transformer Isolation
  • Output Level: -23dB (Mic Level)
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz (+/-3dB)
  • Made in Chicago, USA
The Switchcraft #318 Mini AudioStix: don't leave home without it!

Tech Specs

Channels 1
Inputs 1 x 1/8"
Outputs 1 x XLR
Manufacturer Part Number 318

Customer Reviews

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Awesome gear

This little DI solved three problems with one solution. We had ground hum from our laptop audio. We needed to take the stereo two channel feed from the laptop down to one channel. And the sound quality coming from the laptop could use a little improvement. This solved all three and sounds great. Great solid construction, compact size, made in Chicago, love that. What more could you want?
Music background: Small church tech. dir.

Switchcraft 318 min AudioStix

This was an awesome find. As soon as we install it the noise problem cleared up. Thanks Guys
Music background: Sound Tech

Great For Practice

I use the Switchcraft for choir practice. I plug my iphone in and we are ready to go. Very easy to use and I love the volume control.

Great, purpose specific box

Needed a solid 1/8" D.I. for others to use in a plug & play system that would give some volume control, but not access to the actual audio system. This works great. Quiet, clean, and the low profile volume pot protects itself from damage.


Amazing Product wish I would of know about this thing when I was bringing my karaoke setup out to the Fair Grounds. Had to use there DI Box which was unbalanced output. If you want a Direct Box Specfically for your MP3 player or Laptop this is it. Highly Recommend this product as well.
Music background: Hobbyist Live Sound Engineer
See also: Direct Input Boxes, Switchcraft, Switchcraft Direct Boxes