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ART XDirect 1-channel Active Direct Box Reviews

4.0 stars based on 3 customer reviews
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  • Fred Stephens
    from East Lansing, MI April 22, 2017

    Great for blocking phantom power on output side to the input side

    Needed a way to block phantom power from reaching my add on Mackie mixer from the church pa system that has PP on its mic inputs. This box allows me to drop the line level output of the mixer to mic level and kill phantom coming in from the PA system. Plus that phantom power powers the unit. Great solution. Thanks guys.

  • Richard C.
    from Oklahoma October 7, 2010Music Background:
    Recording Engineer (8 yrs), Live Sound Engineer(15 yrs), Hobbyist

    Great for the Price

    This is a great unit for the price. As you will see while looking at different reviews of ART products they are famous for having a really tight battery compartment, no change here. Regardless if you are using this unit off battery power or off phantom power you still need the battery connected. That being said, the Xdirect has a nice sound. It would not be my choice for a permanent installation, but to have in your gig bag you can't beat it for the price. There are still guitars out there with out a built-in preamp and are still using passive pick-ups or maybe you need to up the input to your favorite head phone distribution system. When you buy a direct box you are looking for something that is going to translate your signal with quality and sonic purity and this unit does a nice job of that. Yes you will find better sounding units, but you will also find a lot higher prices with those unit. In this price point you would be hard pressed to find another unit that provides you this quality, so pick yourself up one today.

  • Voltor
    from February 4, 2015Music Background:

    Works great for my needs!

    Not too familiar with DI boxes, so I'll give it three stars. Build quality is not the worst, nor is it the best. Not a bad studio piece, but I don't see it surviving constant gigging. Sound quality isn't bad, but isn't the best either. I'm using it for a DeArmond Pilot bass, which has seen better days. I've been happy with ART products before, and this is no different.

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