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The pure Class-A DI in Phoenix Audio’s DRS Series Mic Preamps is at the heart of the 2-channel half-rack Nimbus Mono DI. With its unique gain architecture, Phoenix's Nimbus offers a wide array of tones, such that working with a direct signal takes on the artistry we tend to associate only with working with miked signals.

Pure Class-A Tone at Input
The Nimbuss are built around a fully discrete Class-A circuit design, all hand-wired with military-grade silver connections into rugged and portable steel boxes. Its transformerless, electronically balanced, ultra-high impedance (10Mohm) input stage assures your signals are delivered into the circuit in their full glory. No treble roll-off or sluggish bass response. Instead, you'll hear the full-bodied, punchy sounds necessary for delivering the powerful and complex, signals of modern music.

Versatile Transformer-Balanced Output
The output stage of the Nimbus uses Phoenix Audio's renowned DSOP-2, an all discrete output amp based on head designer Dave Rees's infamous TF1 amp (which he developed for use in vintage Neve modules). With its custom-wound DB694 transformer and enormous headroom, the DSOP-2 can be driven to taste. Deliver more gain to achieve a beautifully saturated sound, back off for a cleaner, hi-fi sound, or choose any flavor in between. And because the Nice DI can accept line level, you can use it anywhere a line-amp is necessary. With an easily recalled stepped gain control on every channel, dialing in your exact sound is simple.
Phoenix Audio Nimbus DI Mono Class A Active DI
Phoenix Audio Nimbus DI Mono Class A Active DI
Phoenix Audio Nimbus DI Mono Class A Active DI

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  • Class A, discrete, transformerless input stage
  • Ultra-high impedance (10Mohm) inputs
  • Class A, discrete DSOP-2 output
  • Custom-wound DB694 transformer
  • Output pots for each channel with huge gain range
  • XLR outputs on rear panel
  • 1/4″ (TS) rear panel input
  • 1/4″ (TS) front panel input
  • 1/4″ jack (TS) through on front panel

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  • Gain range : 30dB
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20Khz +/- 0.5dB
  • Maximum Output: +26dBu @ 1Khz
  • Noise: –90dB @ 22Hz to 22KHz
  • Inputs: 1/4″ jack (TS) input on the front panel
  • Output configuration: Transformer isolated, balanced output (XLR) on the rear panel and a 1/4″ jack (TS) unbalanced output on the front panel
  • Other Features
    • Stereo Unit with independent gain control
    • Mains operated, switchable input voltage (110/220Vac)
    • All units wired with PTFE insulated, silver-plated cable