Code: MDB-1A

Mackie MDB-1A Single Channel Active DI Box

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$109.00 incl GST

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The Mackie MDB-1A is an active direct box designed to connect a single instrument such as a guitar, bass, or keyboard to a microphone preamp for musicians and audio engineers in recording sessions, houses of worship, and live stage applications. It converts a high-impedance, instrument-level signal via its 1/4″ TS unbalanced input to a low-impedance, mic-level output via its balanced XLR 3-pin jack. A 1/4″ thru jack allows simultaneous connection to an amplifier or pedalboard.

FEATURES

  • Active circuity offers higher headroom for ultra-low noise and distortion free performance
  • Balanced Male XLR output connector with ground lift
  • Low cut and polarity switches
  • Merge switch allows connection of stereo sources which are then summed to mono at the output, perfect for stereo sources like media players and keyboards
  • -20dB Pad ensures distortion-free performance when connecting high-level sources
  • Powered via 48V phantom power
  • Built like a tank construction

Mackie MDB Direct Boxes Ready for Anything
From acoustic guitars to laptops, always sound your best with MDB Series Direct Boxes. Available in four different models, the MDB Series will give you the peace of mind that your sound will faithfully get to your audience the way that you hear it on stage.

Premium without the price tag
Direct boxes are an essential tool for any stage or studio. They make it easy to get clean, low-noise audio to a mixer no matter what instrument you are using. Available in four versatile models, our ultra-affordable DI’s offer the Mackie sound quality that you expect with Built-Like-A-Tank construction for maximum reliability. From acoustic guitars to laptops, be ready for anything with MDB Series direct boxes.

The Perfect Match
With four models to choose from, you can get the perfect match for your instruments. Acoustic guitars and keyboards are right at home with the MDB-1P and MDB-2P.
High output instruments will appreciate the extra headroom in the MDB-1A.​

Built like a Tank
From the inside out, MDB Series direct boxes are built to last. Thick steel chassis, impact resistant corners, and long-wearing jacks will keep these in your bag for years to come.

Premium Analog Circuitry
MDB Series direct boxes offer excellent noise performance and transparency. Whether you are in the studio or performing on stage, your instruments will always sound as good as they do at the source.

Get the best sound from your Laptop
The MDB-USB is the ultimate way to get pristine digital audio from your laptop directly to a mixer or front-of-house in a venue.

Type: Active

Input Connections: 1 x 1/4″ TS unbalanced

Output Connectors: 1 x 1/4″ TS unbalanced, 1 x XLR 3-pin balanced

Input Impedance: 300 kOhms unbalanced

Output Impedance: 150 Ohms unbalanced

Impedance Ratio: 2200:1

High Pass Filter: 120Hz

Pad: -20 dB

Power Requirements: 48V Phantom Power

Dimensions: 38 x 86 x 147 mm

Weight: 0.4 kg

This product is covered by a 1 year warranty

This item ships via courier; fully insured for your peace of mind. Orders require a signature on delivery and we suggest using an address where someone will be present for the speediest delivery time. For delivery attempts with no one present to sign, your order will be taken to the courier depot and a card will be left for you to organise redelivery.

Product Description
The Mackie MDB-1A is an active direct box designed to connect a single instrument such as a guitar, bass, or keyboard to a microphone preamp for musicians and audio engineers in recording sessions, houses of worship, and live stage applications. It converts a high-impedance, instrument-level signal via its 1/4" TS unbalanced input to a low-impedance, mic-level output via its balanced XLR 3-pin jack. A 1/4" thru jack allows simultaneous connection to an amplifier or pedalboard. FEATURES
  • Active circuity offers higher headroom for ultra-low noise and distortion free performance
  • Balanced Male XLR output connector with ground lift
  • Low cut and polarity switches
  • Merge switch allows connection of stereo sources which are then summed to mono at the output, perfect for stereo sources like media players and keyboards
  • -20dB Pad ensures distortion-free performance when connecting high-level sources
  • Powered via 48V phantom power
  • Built like a tank construction
Mackie MDB Direct Boxes Ready for Anything From acoustic guitars to laptops, always sound your best with MDB Series Direct Boxes. Available in four different models, the MDB Series will give you the peace of mind that your sound will faithfully get to your audience the way that you hear it on stage. Premium without the price tag Direct boxes are an essential tool for any stage or studio. They make it easy to get clean, low-noise audio to a mixer no matter what instrument you are using. Available in four versatile models, our ultra-affordable DI's offer the Mackie sound quality that you expect with Built-Like-A-Tank construction for maximum reliability. From acoustic guitars to laptops, be ready for anything with MDB Series direct boxes. The Perfect Match With four models to choose from, you can get the perfect match for your instruments. Acoustic guitars and keyboards are right at home with the MDB-1P and MDB-2P. High output instruments will appreciate the extra headroom in the MDB-1A.​ Built like a Tank From the inside out, MDB Series direct boxes are built to last. Thick steel chassis, impact resistant corners, and long-wearing jacks will keep these in your bag for years to come. Premium Analog Circuitry MDB Series direct boxes offer excellent noise performance and transparency. Whether you are in the studio or performing on stage, your instruments will always sound as good as they do at the source. Get the best sound from your Laptop The MDB-USB is the ultimate way to get pristine digital audio from your laptop directly to a mixer or front-of-house in a venue.
Specifications

Type: Active

Input Connections: 1 x 1/4″ TS unbalanced

Output Connectors: 1 x 1/4″ TS unbalanced, 1 x XLR 3-pin balanced

Input Impedance: 300 kOhms unbalanced

Output Impedance: 150 Ohms unbalanced

Impedance Ratio: 2200:1

High Pass Filter: 120Hz

Pad: -20 dB

Power Requirements: 48V Phantom Power

Dimensions: 38 x 86 x 147 mm

Weight: 0.4 kg

Warranty

This product is covered by a 1 year warranty

Shipping

This item ships via courier; fully insured for your peace of mind. Orders require a signature on delivery and we suggest using an address where someone will be present for the speediest delivery time. For delivery attempts with no one present to sign, your order will be taken to the courier depot and a card will be left for you to organise redelivery.