DI

DI boxes—also called direct injection, direct input or direct boxes—are an essential piece of equipment in any professional or serious musical setup. DI boxes process signals, acting like a translator between the audio source and the destination to ensure tonal purity by matching the impedance at the load’s source and providing electrical ground isolation between the input and output. In essence, a DI unit eliminates line noise, making your tone simpler to control. At LAWK STAR Guitars, you’ll find DI boxes by D’Angelico, Dean Markley and Tech 21.

Passive versus Active DI Boxes

DI boxes are similar to effects pedals in that different types produce different tones. Some, for example, modify sounds to give you a vintage tone, while others make you sound punchy.

The simplest DIs are passive with a box containing an audio transformer used a balun, which allows the connection of balanced and unbalanced signals. Some musicians prefer passive DI boxes because they’re simple to use and don’t need a power source. For the best reliability and the least amount of hum, look for passive DI boxes with high quality transformers and electrical components. 

Active DI boxes have a preamplifier, allowing them to provide added gain and complex sounds. These units need a power source and have switches that make them more versatile than passive units. Some active DI boxes also have a phantom power options.

DI boxes are indispensable for any interface, as the small boxes solve big problems. For advice about choosing the best DI box for your setup, contact the staff at LAWK STAR.

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  1. UltraSound DI PLUS Outboard Preamp
    $129.00
    MSRP: $179.0000

    Available to Order

    Pre Amp / DI Learn More
  2. Tech 21 Steve Harris SH1 Signature SansAmp
  3. Tech 21 Geddy Lee Sans Amp YYZ
    $199.00
    MSRP: $250.0000

  4. LR Baggs Para Acoustic DI
    $189.00
    MSRP: $269.0000

  5. LR Baggs Stadium Bass DI
    $249.00
    MSRP: $359.0000

  6. LR Baggs Venue DI Acoustic PreAmp
    $299.00
    MSRP: $399.0000

  7. Demeter Tube Direct Box VTDB-2B
    $649.00
    MSRP: $799.0000

  8. Tech 21 RK5 Fly Rig Richie Kotzen Signature
  9. Tech 21 Fly Rig 5
    $249.00
    MSRP: $350.0000

  10. UltraSound DI MAX Outboard Preamp
    $169.00
    MSRP: $229.0000

    Available to Order

    2 Channel Pre Amp / DI Learn More
  11. Jazz Pedal
    $299.00
    MSRP: $389.0000

    Available to Order

  12. SansAmp RPM Rackmount
    $329.00
    MSRP: $435.0000

    Available to Order

  13. SansAmp Programmable Bass Driver DI
    $209.00
    MSRP: $275.0000

    Available to Order

  14. SansAmp Para Driver DI
    $209.00
    MSRP: $275.0000

    Available to Order

  15. SansAmp Classic
    $289.00
    MSRP: $375.0000

    Available to Order

  16. SansAmp Character Series-U.S. Metal
    $169.00
    MSRP: $225.0000

    Available to Order

  17. SansAmp Character Series-Liverpool (V2)
    $169.00
    MSRP: $225.0000

    Available to Order

  18. SansAmp Character Series-Leeds
    $169.00
    MSRP: $225.0000

    Available to Order

  19. SansAmp character Series-Blonde (V2)
    $169.00
    MSRP: $225.0000

    Available to Order

  20. Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver Deluxe
    $269.00
    MSRP: $350.0000

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