DBX DB12
Active Direct Box

OUR PART #  DB12


Utilizing custom dbx mu-metal-shielded audio transformers, high-quality Neutrik® connectors, and low-noise circuitry preserves the sonic integrity and true characteristics of the signal source. Both boxes include a pad switch that accomodates instrument, line and even speaker level signals. Take even more control of your sound by utilizing the polarity invert switch to set the phase relationship between the direct and mic'd sound.

As a professional, you don’t have time for interference, so we’ve included a ground lift switch to solve potential hum and buzz problems due to ground loops. And between the combined shielding of the cast metal chassis and the custom-wound transformer, you can be doubly assured of a clean signal free from interference. All of this sits atop a solid, stable footprint, that will keep the box from being dragged around the stage, and the unique contoured underside allows secure stacking of multiple units.

DBX DB12 Features:

  • Premium Performance
  • Rugged Design
  • Stackable Chassis with Durable Rubber Foot
  • Gold-plated Neutrik® XLR Connector
  • Premium Chrome Toggle Switches
  • Hi-Z 1/4" Input Jack
  • Parallel 1/4" Thru Jack
  • Transformer Isolated
  • Premium Shielded Custom dbx Transformer
  • Balanced XLR Lo-Z Output
  • 3-Way 0/20/40 dB Pad Switch
  • Flat/High-Cut Filter Switch
  • Output Polarity Invert Switch
  • Ground Lift Switch
  • 4 Year Warranty!

DBX DB12 Specifications:

  • Input Section:
    • Input: 1 instrument/line/speaker level
    • Connector: 1/4" jack
    • Type: Unbalanced, RF filtered
    • Impedance:
      • 1M Ohm (0dB pad)
      • 47k Ohm (20dB pad)
      • 47k Ohm (40dB pad)
    • Max Input Level:
      • +10dBu (0dB pad)
      • +30dBu (20dB pad)
      • +50dBu (40dBpad)
  • Output Section:
    • Thru Output: 1 parallel connection from input jack
    • Connector: 1/4" jack
    • Type: Unbalanced, RF filtered
    • Main Output: 1 line level
    • Connector: XLR male jack
    • Type: Balanced
    • Impedance: 150 Ohm typical
    • Max Output Level: +8dBu into 600 Ohm
  • Performance:
    • Transformer: Custom dbx mu-metal-shielded
    • Frequency Response:
      • 20Hz to 20kHz, +/-3dB
      • 30Hz to 20kHz, +0/-1dB
    • Noise: <-105dB unweighted, 22kHz BW
    • THD:
      • <0.01%, 20Hz to 20kHz BW
      • <0.005%, 1kHz, 0dBu output
  • General:
    • Current Drain Phantom: < 8mA
    • Phantom Power Range: +48 volts DC
    • Dimensions (LxWxH): 5.82" x 5.44" x 2.20" (148 x 138 x 56mm)
    • Weight: 1.4 lbs (0.65 kg)

DBX DB12
Active Direct Box

OUR PART #  DB12

Product Information:

Utilizing custom dbx mu-metal-shielded audio transformers, high-quality Neutrik® connectors, and low-noise circuitry preserves the sonic integrity and true characteristics of the signal source. Both boxes include a pad switch that accomodates instrument, line and even speaker level signals. Take even more control of your sound by utilizing the polarity invert switch to set the phase relationship between the direct and mic'd sound.

As a professional, you don’t have time for interference, so we’ve included a ground lift switch to solve potential hum and buzz problems due to ground loops. And between the combined shielding of the cast metal chassis and the custom-wound transformer, you can be doubly assured of a clean signal free from interference. All of this sits atop a solid, stable footprint, that will keep the box from being dragged around the stage, and the unique contoured underside allows secure stacking of multiple units.

DBX DB12 Features:

  • Premium Performance
  • Rugged Design
  • Stackable Chassis with Durable Rubber Foot
  • Gold-plated Neutrik® XLR Connector
  • Premium Chrome Toggle Switches
  • Hi-Z 1/4" Input Jack
  • Parallel 1/4" Thru Jack
  • Transformer Isolated
  • Premium Shielded Custom dbx Transformer
  • Balanced XLR Lo-Z Output
  • 3-Way 0/20/40 dB Pad Switch
  • Flat/High-Cut Filter Switch
  • Output Polarity Invert Switch
  • Ground Lift Switch
  • 4 Year Warranty!

DBX DB12 Specifications:

  • Input Section:
    • Input: 1 instrument/line/speaker level
    • Connector: 1/4" jack
    • Type: Unbalanced, RF filtered
    • Impedance:
      • 1M Ohm (0dB pad)
      • 47k Ohm (20dB pad)
      • 47k Ohm (40dB pad)
    • Max Input Level:
      • +10dBu (0dB pad)
      • +30dBu (20dB pad)
      • +50dBu (40dBpad)
  • Output Section:
    • Thru Output: 1 parallel connection from input jack
    • Connector: 1/4" jack
    • Type: Unbalanced, RF filtered
    • Main Output: 1 line level
    • Connector: XLR male jack
    • Type: Balanced
    • Impedance: 150 Ohm typical
    • Max Output Level: +8dBu into 600 Ohm
  • Performance:
    • Transformer: Custom dbx mu-metal-shielded
    • Frequency Response:
      • 20Hz to 20kHz, +/-3dB
      • 30Hz to 20kHz, +0/-1dB
    • Noise: <-105dB unweighted, 22kHz BW
    • THD:
      • <0.01%, 20Hz to 20kHz BW
      • <0.005%, 1kHz, 0dBu output
  • General:
    • Current Drain Phantom: < 8mA
    • Phantom Power Range: +48 volts DC
    • Dimensions (LxWxH): 5.82" x 5.44" x 2.20" (148 x 138 x 56mm)
    • Weight: 1.4 lbs (0.65 kg)
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