Samson MD1 1-channel Passive Instrument Direct Box

1-channel Passive Direct Box with Ground Lift, Unbalanced Thru Output, and Balanced XLR Output
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Solid DI at a Budget Price

The affordable Samson MD1 is your ticket to clean, rich sound on a budget. Whether you need a faithful guitar signal to re-amp in the studio, or a discreet way to send your bass guitar or synth to front of house, the Samson MD1 does a great job for the price. It includes a Thru output to go between your instrument and amp without coloring your sound. The Samson MD1's custom transformer reproduces frequencies all the way down to 18Hz, and its rugged, noise-rejecting chassis stands up to nightly abuse and noisy conditions.

Samson MD1 Mono Passive Direct Box at a Glance:
  • Custom STL transformer is rich and dynamic
  • Steel chassis is built for the road
Custom STL transformer is rich and dynamic

The transformer is where the rubber meets the road in a passive DI box. And fortunately, Samson's custom STL transformer delivers in the MD1. The STL covers the full audible spectrum and beyond, able to capture all the subharmonic richness of a synth and high-end detail of an acoustic guitar and carry it noise-free to your mixing board or interface.

Steel chassis is built for the road

The Samson MD1's 14-gauge steel housing resists noise and stage abuse to keep your events running smooth night after night. Sweetwater knows sound professionals can expect years of performance from their Samson MD1.

Samson MD1 Mono Passive Direct Box Features:
  • Converts an unbalanced, 1/4" instrument-level signal to a balanced, XLR line-level signal
  • Sends bass guitar, synthesizer, or acoustic guitar to a mixer/recording console
  • Makes an affordable front end for studio re-amping and guitar modeling
  • Custom STL transformer covers the full frequency spectrum and beyond (18Hz-40kHz)
  • Captures subsonic bass and lifelike high-end detail
  • Reduces noise over long cable runs
  • Thru output integrates with stage amp setups
  • Ground lift reduces hum in some environments
  • Completely passive design - no power required
Get the rich, full sound of a custom transformer in the Samson MD1 direct box!

Tech Specs

Type Passive Direct Box
Channels 1
Inputs 1 x 1/4" (instrument/line)
Outputs 1 x XLR (balanced out), 1 x 1/4" (thru)
Height 1.95"
Width 3.38"
Depth 5"
Weight 1.49 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number SAMD1

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