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Behringer ADI21 V-Tone Acoustic Driver Direct Recording Preamp/DI Box

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The Behringer ADI21 V-Tone Acoustic Driver Direct Recording Preamp/DI Box gives you an unplugged sound that's rich, loud and electrifying. This amazing little box will make your acoustic guitar sound come to life!By their very nature, piezo pickups tend to be very bright, with somewhat reduced bass response and warmth. The ADI21 combines the featur...  Click To Read More About This Product

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The Behringer ADI21 V-Tone Acoustic Driver Direct Recording Preamp/DI Box gives you an unplugged sound that's rich, loud and electrifying. This amazing little box will make your acoustic guitar sound come to life!

By their very nature, piezo pickups tend to be very bright, with somewhat reduced bass response and warmth. The ADI21 combines the features of an active DI (direct injection) box with Behringer's proprietary microphone/tube emulation. If you don't want to use the emulation feature, the ADI21 also functions as a superb active DI box. The Blend control allows you to mix the amount of modeled tone with your instrument's normal output. The resulting sound is more natural with smooth saturation.

Armed with an onboard 3-band EQ, with sweepable mids to keep feedback under control, the ADI21 effectively eliminates the harsh harmonics of piezo pickups. The output is laid out on 1/4" TS or balanced gold-plated XLR connectors, which can be used to send a low-impedance signal to the mixing console or straight to tape. You also get a ground lift switch to eliminate annoying ground loop hum problems. You can power this little lifesaver with a 9 V battery or our PSU-SB DC power supply (not included).

Putting some acoustic glory into your recordings or live performances has never been this easy-or sounded this incredible.

Features

Blend control
3-band EQ with sweepable mids
DI recording output
Authentic tube/microphone modeling
Super-high impedance
Dual DI mode
Ground lift switch
High-quality components and rugged construction
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BehringerADI21 V-Tone Acoustic Driver Direct Recording Preamp/DI Box
 
4.4

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5.0

Have recommended for 2 other friends.

By geary

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Comments about Behringer ADI21 V-Tone Acoustic Driver Direct Recording Preamp/DI Box:

I bought this for my acoustic guitar that I purchased a Dean Markley sound hole pickup for. It worked out as expected and gives me the extra boost I needed for my amplifier speaker.

 
5.0

Love it!

By Cliff

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Comments about Behringer ADI21 V-Tone Acoustic Driver Direct Recording Preamp/DI Box:

I have had this for a couple of weeks. I had read several reviews before ordering this item. Playing an acoustic straight through an amp just doesn't cut it. I have an Epiphone CE Chet Atkins model. The main issue I had with this guitar was tonal quality. A few months ago the preamp just quit. It took some time and a lot of effort to locate a preamp that would work on this model. While I was doing this I ordered the V-Tone but it was on back order, so I had to wait a little over a month for it to arrive. I got the V-Tone a few days before I got my CE Guitar problem solved. I ran another acoustic through this preamp and I was very pleasantly surprised at the tone, volume and response. When you have been looking for a particular sound for over 20 years and you finally find it, well, you can image the tears of joy! There may be other preamps that do a better job but for the money and for my listening pleasure this fills the bill! I have had Behringer effect pedals and have been very satisfied with the quality and the price. With the reviews and my own personal experience in the past with this brand, I was pretty confident that I would be a happy customer.

 
5.0

Yes, as a matter of fact, I did!

By Richard

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Comments about Behringer ADI21 V-Tone Acoustic Driver Direct Recording Preamp/DI Box:

An amazing cheap box, use it with a Godin ACS nylon, love the tone controls, and the nice anti-quack blend function. It is easy to overload the preamp stage on this box so you have to turn the guitar down or you will get distortion. This is actually my 2nd one of these the first one bit the dust after many years of use.

 
5.0

This is an excellent product

By Michael

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Comments about Behringer ADI21 V-Tone Acoustic Driver Direct Recording Preamp/DI Box:

Excellent product

 
2.0

Inexpensive pedal. But batteries...

By PeteRoy

from Roy, UT

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive

Cons

  • Eats batteries for breakfast

Best Uses

  • Performances

Comments about Behringer ADI21 V-Tone Acoustic Driver Direct Recording Preamp/DI Box:

Purchased one for my wife to use on stage. No initial worries, as we have lots of Behringer gear that, well, just works. This, however, is a dog.

Given a new battery or a mains power supply, this DI box is at least equal to any other we use. Yes, it's plastic, but good quality stuff. Nice options on sounds.

Would I buy another if this was stolen? No. I'd probably give the thief $5 just to make sure we never see it again.

The big problem, and job stopper on this, is that it chews batteries for breakfast. Literally; if you put a new 9V in at breakfast time, it'll want another one for lunch. Even if nothing is plugged in, it will drain a battery in less than a day. I don't quite know how they managed that, but they did. Yes, you can power it with a wall-wart - but it does NOT accept phantom power. So it would be one more wire cluttering the stage up, and one more thing to remember in the gig bag. For us, that's a job-stopper, when we compare it to the other DI boxes we have available.

 
5.0

Works for my rehearsal space

By Michael

from undisclosed

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Comments about Behringer ADI21 V-Tone Acoustic Driver Direct Recording Preamp/DI Box:

Inexpensive, easy to dial in.

 
4.0

Very usable for the price!

By Mk

from TACOMA, WA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Fragile design

Best Uses

  • Performances

Comments about Behringer ADI21 V-Tone Acoustic Driver Direct Recording Preamp/DI Box:

A good budget option if you need a pre-amp. I use it with a K&K passive pickup with good results. The "footswitch" is junk and more of a hand-switch. Also plastic case doesn't seem that durable. I am really impressed with the tone and other features for the price. A good option for a backup or just something to get started.

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