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dbx dB12 Active Direct Box
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Preserve the sonic integrity and true characteristics of your signal source with this direct box.

The dbx dB12 is an active direct box that utilizes custom dbx mu-metal-shielded audio transformers, high-quality Neutrik connectors, and low-noise circuitry. The dB12 direct box includes a pad switch that accommodates instrument, line, and even speaker level signals. Take even more control of your sound by utilizing the dB12 direct box's polarity invert switch to set the phase relationship between the direct and mic'd sound.

As a professional, you don't have time for interference, so dbx includes a ground lift switch in the dB12 active direct box to solve potential hum and buzz problems due to ground loops. And between the combined shielding of the cast metal chassis and the custom-wound transformer, you can be doubly assured of a clean signal free from interference. All of this sits atop a solid, stable footprint, that will keep the dB12 direct box from being dragged around the stage. Unique contoured underside allows secure stacking of multiple dbx dB12 Active Direct Box units.

dbx dB12 Active Direct Box Features:

  • Input Section
    Input: 1 instrument/line/speaker level
    Connector: 1/4" jack
    Type: Unbalanced, RF filtered
    Impedance: 1M Ohm (0dB pad)
    47k Ohm (20dB pad)
    47k Ohm (40dB pad)
    Max Input Level: +10dBu (0dB pad)
    +30dBu (20dB pad)
    +50dBu (40dB pad)

    Output Section
    Thru Output: 1 parallel connection from input jack
    Connector: 1/4" jack
    Type: Unbalanced, RF filtered
    Main Output: 1 line level
    Connector: XLR male jack
    Type: Balanced
    Impedance: 150 Ohm typical
    Max Output Level: +8dBu into 600 Ohm

    Transformer: Custom dbx mu-metal-shielded
    Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz, ±3dB
    30Hz to 20kHz, +0/-1dB
    Noise: <-105dB unweighted, 22kHz BW
    THD: <0.01%, 20Hz to 20kHz BW
    <0.005%, 1kHz, 0dBu output

    Current Drain Phantom: < 8mA
    Phantom Power Range: +48 volts DC
    Dimensions: 5.82" L X 5.44" W X 2.20" H (148 x 138 x 56mm)
    Weight: 1.4 lbs / 0.65 kg

dbx dB12 Active Direct Box

2 year warranty for products purchased from us, with the exception of the 480 series.

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  • Repair Costs Covered for up to 3 years from date of purchase
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  • Best active DI box for the money!

    As reviewed by Mitchell Casel on 9/7/2011

    Seriously, does DBX make anything that isn't awesome? All their stuff is great, and this is no different! The sheer fact that this is a direct box that flawlessly handles speaker-level signals and costs only a Benjamin is enough reason to get this. Add onto it that it's stackable with other db10 and db12 direct boxes makes it great for when you have alot of stuff with stereo outputs and you need multiple boxes like I do. I've run my synthesizer and bass amp through this at line-level, but I've also used it with speaker-level guitar amps (both solid state and tube) and it sounds fantastic no matter what I plug into it! Bang for the buck, there isn't a better DI Box! Get it now!!!

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  • DB12

    As reviewed by Jeff on 8/3/2010

    This direct box is perfect for bass. Clean sound - the best sound I have ever had through the PA.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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