ART DUALZDirect 2-channel Passive Direct Box

2-channel Passive Direct Box with Low Noise, Input Attenuation, and Phase Shift Switches
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The ART DUALZDirect Professional Passive Direct Box is the 2-channel version of the ART Zdirect. It's a high-quality totally passive interface that lets you connect instrument, line, or speaker level signals to a mixer or other balanced input thru a high performance audio isolation transformer. A pair of high impedance single-ended 1/4" inputs are converted by the transformer into an isolated balanced low impedance signal source. The DUALZDirect has an extremely flat and wide frequency response and can handle high signal levels while still maintaining an isolated balanced low-impedance output. This gives the DUALZDirect a very clean and neutral sound with a wide variety of signal sources and over long signal runs in high noise environments.

Unlike traditional direct boxes, the DUALZDirect features a switchable lowpass filter that cuts out all very high frequency interference. This Bessel filter on the output is placed out of the audio range and is reduces radio frequency interference before it gets into the main system. The filter is also very effective in reducing any digital computer noise artifacts when using the DUALZDirect as an interface between a computer DAW and monitors.

The DUALZDirect's Input Attenuator switches allow for a wide range of signal levels and the Input Thru jack allows for tapping off of your signal chain. The Ground Lift switch lets you totally separate the input and output signal grounds, when appropriate, to isolate two systems, thereby reducing hum and ground-loop noise. Another non-traditional feature is a Phase Inversion switch that allows you to switch signal polarity right at the source. This is especially handy when you are combining a direct tap with a microphone feed in the mix.

The compact black anodized all aluminum case and its flexible power design allow the DUALZDirect to provide years of trouble free service in live sound, permanent installations, DJ booths, and virtually any PA application. The full feature set, rugged construction, and high-end specifications make the DUALZDirect the obvious choice whenever you have to interface high impedance sources with a low noise balanced system.

ART DUALZDirect Professional Passive Direct Box Features at a Glance:
    2-channel passive direct box
  • A stylish and very compact durable aluminum chassis
  • Input Attenuator switches for a wide range of signal levels
  • Phase Invert switch on the box for quick phase corrections
  • An "input thru" jack that allows for tapping off of the signal chain
  • A ground lift switch which lets you totally separate the input and output signal grounds, to reduce hum and ground-loop noise
The ART DUALZDirect Professional Passive Direct Box: Affordable and Essential!

Additional Media

DUALZDirect User Manual
NAMM News: ART DualX Direct and DualZ Direct

Tech Specs

Type DI
Channels 2
Inputs 2 x TRS
Outputs 2 x XLR, 2 x TRS thru
Height 1.85"
Width 4.6"
Depth 3.9"
Weight 0.88 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number DUALZDIRECT

Customer Reviews

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Eliminated my hiss and hum from pc to mixer

Within minutes of connecting between a pc and Yamaha m7cl-32, my hiss and hum was gone!! Bought to replace a dual line active direct box that went bad. Connected and played with a few of the switches on the box until the noise went away. Works exactly how i was hoping! Plenty of options to select to tailor to different setups.
Music background: church live sound engineer

Just as Advertized!

The ART DUALZDIRECT 2-channel passive direct box is a gem. It works well, has low noise and is perfect for my application. I am using it for our Rolland V drum set at our church. The thru plugs allow me to link the sound from the drum module into a small mixer in addition to feeding it into the main sound system. The small mixer receives the drum audio as well as a monitor mix from the main system which then feeds into a couple of studio reference speakers which provide the drummer a nice stereo monitor that makes the drums sound more like an acoustic drum set. The compact size means that there isn't an unsightly mess of extra equipment sitting around either. Win, Win, Win!
Music background: Music Minister, Recording engineer, Live sound Engineer


Worked great! Useful controls! Solid body, bottoms functioned well, feels like a sturdy unit. Only concern is lettering colors make it hard to read.

Nice Little Box

Just what I needed before my session. Worked great. Used in conjunction with Behringer board for 1/4 inch inputs. Thanks again guys! P. S. Send more candy!
Music background: Writer/Engineer/Musician

Nice Product

I have been in bands a long time and had home recording set ups for 35 yrs.. Sometimes you can not go for budget items but this unit works great for me. When I record a fresh song and want a drum track I can run a guitar and bass(Me) through the 2 channel Art and voila a great headphone sound for the drummer. I recommend this to all home recording studios.
Music background: Playing bass for 40 yrs in bands,Home recording
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