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DI Mini Pedal
Connect your guitar, bass, or keyboard directly to the mixer using this DI Mini Pedal from Monoprice!
This DI box takes a high-impedance, unbalanced 1/4" signal and converts it into a low-impedance, balanced XLR signal for Direct Input to a mixer. This allows you to send the signal over much longer cable runs with significantly less signal loss than you could otherwise.
This active DI box a signal gain switch, which allows you to optionally boost or cut the signal by 20dB, so you can compensate for extremely high-level (hot) or low-level signals. Additionally, it includes a cabinet simulator switch, which when activated fattens up the sound to simulate the sound of a large 4x12" speaker cabinet.
In addition to converting the signal, the pedal includes a true bypass output, so you can continue to connect to your amplifier. A ground lift button breaks the ground connection between the input and output, which can be useful for eliminating hum or ground loops.
This pedal is powered using a 9V AC power adapter with a negative tip, such our 9V Power Supply for Guitar Pedals (PID 611600).
|Input||1/4" unbalanced mono jack|
|Input Impedance||1 megohm|
|Bypass Output||1/4" unbalanced mono jack|
|Bypass Output Impedance||1 kilohm|
|XLR Output||3-pin XLR balanced mono jack|
|XLR Output Impedance||1 kilohm|
|Power Requirement||9V AC adapter with tip negative|
|Dimensions||1.8" x 3.7" x 1.9" (46 x 94 x 50 mm)|
- User's Manual (Aug 27, 2014)
Questions and Answers
PROS: Small footprint with both balanced and unbalanced outputs, cab simulator.
Added benefit......I was able to run my pedal board direct to the PA on the XLR out AND run the 1/4" directly back to my 5 watt monoprice tube amp as a monitor!!! Perfect!
The 4x12 stack simulation is really freakin loud. Not using it at Church, but fun to play around with.
Signal gain being ran at -20 works great with 2 over drives stacked. Put it to 0 and things get nuts. Absolutely no need for the +20 with single coil Strat. But works great with a bass guitar, with out pedals.
PROS: Great product, got added advantages I was not expecting
PROS: Great DI box especially for the price.
The cab-simulator is decent. I'm actually using this in a hybrid setup:
Monoprice Route 66 Guitar > Wah (vintage Boomerang 2) > TUNER PEDAL WITH A SPLITTER - OUTPUT 1 out to a Zoom R24 input channel with efx turned on for a '59 Marshall simulation, 1 out to rest of analog chain = Distortion (Red Army Overdrive) > Monoprice Delay pedal > Monoprice DI (The one writing review on) - OUTPUT OF DI = HighZ out to my guitar amp, LowZ out to ZOOM R24 input channel 2
ZOOM R24 channel 1 with Wah and clean guitar tone through '59 Marshall stack simulation, Channel 2 is my output from the Monoprice DI with cab simulator ON - I pan both channels about half way L/R respectively - getting killer tone without even needing my AMP .....
HOWEVER, here is my only complaint about the Monoprice DI -- CAB SIMULATOR affects BOTH HighZ (1/4") out & LowZ (XLR) - I'd prefer that the HighZ (1/4") output was NOT affected by the cab simulator, so my guitar amp will be what's intended....
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PROS: good sounding and reliable.
PROS: Small, active boost, ground lifting, multiple output choices.
CONS: Requires external power supply with a negative tip. No batter power option.
Thank you for your review on PID 611606! Regarding the power supply, you are correct in that it is not included. However, we do offer it separately as PID 611690:
My apologies for the trouble and I hope this helps. Should you have any questions regarding our products, please feel free to contact our tech support team via live chat or email at email@example.com
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PROS: No battery required
Good sounding speaker emulation
CONS: Must plug the instrument into the box so that may limit your options