Ultra Wideband Multi-Function Transparent Performance
3 Outputs - Speaker Monitor Mode and Re-Amplifying Functions
Large Input Signal Range and Dual Power Option
In the modern recording environment it is increasing popular to use direct methods of recording. The first step is to use the best possible sounding DI that adds no artefacts and is as transparent as possible. Our unique no compromise innovative design features triple shielding from a 6 layer PC Card and uses only the best quality components available and is 100% Handbuilt in the U.K.
The D1 Box incorporates our pioneering custom ultra wide band transformers that are hand wound and tested in house by Roger. These are exactly to the same performance and design standards that are also used in our new studio recording products.
A proprietary unique Class A transformer driver circuit using selected low noise semiconductors has performance parameters that set new benchmark standards for transparency and detail capture. Designed for massive input headroom working together with our custom low impedance balanced transformer it interfaces perfectly with modern DAW recording systems. The exceptional wide band frequency and phase response can be appreciated when making comparisons. 180 degree phase reversal as well as Ground Lift are provided and selected by two push button switches.
The Instrument THRU Output plus an additional Instrument Buffered Output used to drive long cables brings full flexibility for studio and live applications.
The Input Range of the Instrument Mode can handle professional line level sources up to the maximum DAW output level. The From Amp Input can also be used as an input with a 20dB pad for signals that exceed normal line levels. Overvoltage protection is provided. No need for extra input pad electronics.
The Speaker Monitor Mode enables the D1 to capture the overall signal and tone from any power or guitar amplifier output by monitoring the amplifier speaker output. The D1 can handle the full output from 1200 watt amplifiers to enable another interesting variation of direct signal capture.
A push button switch selects the use of an External 48V power source. The default PHANTOM POWERING is deselected and results in a voltage free Balanced Low Impedance XLR Output for many other tasks such as RE-AMPLIFYING together with the other THRU and Buffered Outputs.
Obviously if you don't have PHANTOM POWER available this is very useful and we offer a 48V DC REGULATED - UNIVERSAL WORLD AC/DC - SWITCHING ADAPTOR as an accessory.
Our D1 is housed in a rugged stainless steel enclosure and has 2 easily erasable chrome finish side panels to identify its
designated purpose in a crowded studio environment.
D1 Technical Features