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September 30, 2011

DI Boxes Comparative Review

Filed under: DI Box — Tags: , , , , — audiofanzine @ 10:12 am

In the studio and on stage, DI boxes are indispensable to match impedances, make re-amping or avoid noises. However, it’s not easy to choose a DI box from the multiple options available. So, when French distributor Juke Box Limited decided to make a comparative review of the different DI boxes in its catalog, AudioFanzine had no choice but to forward the information…

You’ll hear seven active and passive DI boxes tested with different instruments (bass, electric and acoustic guitar). On the menu this evening:


As for the protocol, the signal was sent either to a preamp (the Prism Orpheus’ preamp stage) with passive DIs or to the line input of the interface with active DIs.


And here are the links to the 24 bit/48 kHz WAV files:


Countryman Type 10

Countryman Type 10


Electro-acoustic guitar

Electric guitar

D.W Fearn PDB

D.W Fearn PDB


Electro-acoustic guitar

Electric guitar

To read the rest of the article with the other 5 DI boxes compared see:  DI Boxes Comparative Review


1 Comment »

  1. Hi there! I know this is kind of off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I could locate a captcha plugin for my comment form? I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having problems finding one? Thanks a lot!

    Comment by Ellis Campisi — October 2, 2011 @ 9:59 am

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