Pro Co DB1
Professional Passive Direct Box
The Pro Co Model DB1 is a simple passive direct box that offers clean reliable performance. It can be used for nearly any instrument or signal source from electric bass keyboards and drum machines to sub-mixers and external speaker outputs*.
The DB1 preserves the “punch” and clarity of the sound that is often lost when mic’ ing a speaker while eliminating the leakage distortion and coloration. The signal delivered to the P.A. or studio mixer is crisp and clean - a vital element in retaining the full depth and brilliant sound of digital instruments such as Audio Recording > Synthesizers and digital drum machines.
The DB1 may be inserted into the signal path at virtually any stage required. For instance a bass guitar signal can be “taken direct” from the instrument for a clean natural tone from a preamp or line output for a punchier or “equalized” sound or from the speaker output of the amp if a dirtier “edge” is desired. For stereo or multi-channel applications such as Keyboards or digital drums we recomend the DB2 or DB4A. The four-channel rack-mountable DB4A Quad Direct Box is highly recommended for multi-channel applications.
Built for the road but equally at home in the recording studio the DB1’s rugged 16-gauge steel and aluminum “Uni-box” enclosure is finished in a durable black texture powder coat finish with black anodized aluminum side channels. The uniquely slotted side channels allow for stacking on top or strapping side-to-side of virtually any number of Pro Co TradeTools devices using the Uni-box construction. Easy to read control graphics are incorporated into the Lexan® top panel overlay.
Floating Transformer-Balanced XLR Output for Maximum Isolation
SPKR Mode Handles Amplifiers up to 600W RMS*
HI CUT Filter Reduces High Frequency Hiss
GND/LIFT Switch Eliminates Hum and Buzz
Flush-mounted Switches and Connectors Resist Damage
Passive Design Requires No Batteries or Phantom Power
Rugged Pro Co Uni-Box Construction Provides Superior Protection and Shielding
*properly loaded speaker output.Specifications Input Connections 1 x 1/4" TS phone (unbalanced) Output Connectors 1 x XLR
1 x 1/4" TS phone (loop through) Input Level Maximum for 1% THD:
+16dBv (INST mode), +34dBv (SPKR mode) @ 20Hz
+21dBv (INST mode), +41dBv (SPKR mode ) @ 30Hz
+26dBv (INST mode), +46dBv (SPKR mode ) @ 50Hz Output Level Not specified by manufacturer Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz, +/-0.5dB @ -15dBv output Noise Not specified by manufacturer Power Passive Dimensions (WxDxH) 4 3/8" x 4 7/8" x 1 3/4" Weight 1 lb Specialties Recessed switches and connectors resist damage Packaging Info Packaging Info Package Weight 1.6 lb Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.2 x 4.9 x 2.5"