Switchcraft SC700CT 1-channel Passive Instrument Direct Box

A/V Direct Box with RCA, 1/8", and 1/4" Inputs and XLR Output
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A Very Versatile Direct Box!

The SC700CT A/V direct box from Switchcraft is ideal for connecting the outputs of MP3 players, PCs, laptops, CD players, and other audio devices to audio consoles, mic preamps, effects processors, house sound systems, and other equipment with 3-pin XLR inputs. The SC700CT converts the outputs of high-impedance stereo or mono line level audio devices and musical instruments to low-impedance, balanced and isolated mic level signals. All stereo inputs on the SC700CT are summed to mono and output to a single 3-pin XLR connector.

Switchcraft SC700CT Direct Box Features:
  • Left and right RCA inputs
  • Left and right RCA throughputs
  • 3.5mm (1/8") stereo input
  • Left and Right 1/4" TS Inputs
  • 20dB Pad
  • Pin-1 ground lift
  • Recessed I/O panel
  • Laser-etched product labeling
  • Rugged extruded aluminum enclosure

Tech Specs

Type Passive DI
Channels 1
Inputs 2 x RCA, 1 x 1/8" stereo, 2 x 1/4"
Outputs 1 x XLR, 2 x RCA thru
Height 2.1"
Width 4.16"
Depth 3.35"
Weight 0.6 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number SC700CT

Customer Reviews

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Switchcraft does it again!

I always wait until 30 days of use until I write a review...This is exactly what was needed! I work with several different people at several different rodeos from Timers to Video Screen companies. They all hook into my mixing board and you will get numerous amounts of buzz, hum and static from numerous different cords of their own creation, damaged equipment or general lack of quality. When I get any of that, I plug them into the Switchcarft SC700CT and all those weird noises just disappear. It has several different plug ins and outputs so no need for adapters and such. Special thanks to my salesman Ben Porter for the recommendation. He always has the answer or finds it for me.
Music background: Outdoor Live Sound Systems and Announcing

The Switchcraft AV DI

I'm so glad that I was able to find this product. It is exactly what I want and it works great.

Glad I bought it..

Great little box! No problems at all
Music background: Minister

Almost Perfect

This thing looks like a million bucks and feels rock solid. Love the recessed ends that protect the switches and connectors from bumps and falls. USA! Hand built in Chicago and is put together with a very clean, tight, professional look.Pretty spendy for a little metal box but your options for safely summing your signals to mono are limited. I chose this over the SC 318 mini Audiostix after speaking to the manufacturer and Brent, my Sweetwater sales engineer. While either device will do the what I need I was told that this box offers superior shielding and is the one recommended for a stage environment. The 318 they say is better suited for conference room presentations and things like that. The versatility of the SC700, given all the input options, made me decide to go with this one.The only complaint I have... it really bugs me actually... is that that the xlr output does not lock (click in) the cable securely. The cable connector just slides freely and easily in and out of the unit; no need to depress the little tab in order to remove the cable. So this a $100 piece of hand-built pro audio gear that is made for use on a busy stage but the design will allow for the xlr cable to easily slip out if someone accidentally trips on a cable or something? SC says this is by design, for safety. Really? Then why aren't the rest of their boxes, including the Audiostix, built this way? This makes no sense to me as every other brand of even cheap, basic mono DI boxes I've used securely holds the mic cable in the output. Knowing that one little, accidental kick or trip on a cable could stop the show does not provide the peace of mind a $100 device should imo. The only possibly upside I see to all this is that it is one less thing for some newbie to break when they come along and just start yanking cables. And while I know the inputs don't lock I think I can safely assume that they will/should be a short run from source to DI while the xlr cable is the one likely will need to find it's way to a snake or mixer somewhere. I also considered some of the other boxes out there but didn't want the added complexity of mono/stereo switches to confuse new volunteers. I strongly considered the Radial AV1 but did not like the fact that the 1/4" inputs are parallel (not stereo) and felt that all the thru-puts and labeling on the input side of the box would again cause more confusion than it's worth. Anyhow we have used the SC700CT a few times now and it does the job. The best part is I can now relax knowing that no one is going to come back on me saying I connected their computer or other device to the system improperly. If I knew for certain that everyone who would ever use this really knew what they were doing I very well may have gone with the Whirlwind pcDI. But in the end I think this unit was the right choice for our purposes.
Music background: Volunteer Live Sound Man

Nice direct box for the $

For the price, this is a very versitule direct box and has a rad-worthy build quality. I have already used it with electric drums, accoustic electrric guitars and ipad into mono PA rug and the stereo to mono merging is good.
Music background: Recording and live engineer
See also: Direct Input Boxes, Switchcraft, Switchcraft Direct Boxes