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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
If your interface is close (under 20ft) then you can just a standard guitar cable into the 1/4” input of your interface. Not knowing your interface limits my response, but I would bet that it has an XLR/instrument combo jack. If that’s the case, you can do xlr or guitar cable.
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.
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