The Para Acoustic D.I. is a studio quality direct box combined with a feature packed, state-of-the-art preamp and equalizer. The proprietary Quasi-Passive EQ circuitry is totally transparent and allows control over voicing without sacrificing tone - a big advance over conventional equalizers. It brings out the best in any pickup and will make you sound better. The Para Acoustic D.I. is quickly becoming a key component in the acoustic setups of both professional and amateur musicians alike.
The Para D.I. is an excellent preamp for almost any playing situation. It can be used with passive pickups or active systems, and works well with a wide range of instruments, including guitars, violins, mandolins and basses.
The key to getting the best performance from the Para D.I. is to set the gain correctly for the type of instrument that is being amplified. Setting the gain too low can result in hiss (from needing to set the volume too high on the PA), while setting the gain too high can cause distortion. However, the Para D.I. has such quiet circuitry that the window between these two extremes is reasonably large. See the Para D.I. user's guide for more information. For users who want to amplify two channels with one preamp, we recommend the Mixpro.
L.R. Baggs Para Acoustic D.I. Preamp Features:
-Discrete Pure Class A Fet Input - for pure audiophile sound and very low noise.
-Proprietary Quasi-Passive EQ - unlike most equalizers, the Para Acoustic D.I. does not pass the signal through any active stages to achieve the EQ function. This allows control of voicing without sacrificing tonal purity.
-5 Band EQ Including: - Sweepable Mid EQ with 2 octave range for the crucial midrange frequencies. - Precision Notch Filter eliminates feedback without destroying the
sound quality. - Presence Control adds sparkle to a dull PA or removes the glare from a bright PA. - Low Band EQ tuned to best enhance the acoustic guitar. - High Band EQ adds "frosting" & "air" without adding harshness.
-Adjustable Gain - up to 24 dB, allows the best performance and lowest noise with a variety of input sources, including low output pickups.
-Runs on 48V Phantom Power or 9V battery - the Intelligent Power Circuit works in the background to monitor phantom power status and turns the internal battery unobtrusively on or off as needed.
-Phase Inversion - for feedback control and optimum recording mix. XLR Balanced Output
-Ultra-High input impedance - delivers the full potential of any pickup.
-Series Effects Loop - is essentially an insert point that allows you to use a stereo Y-Cable to inject effects through this point.
-External Battery Compartment - access allows quick and easy battery changes.
-Low Cut Filter - eliminates thumps and pumping.
-Battery Status LED - stays on when unit is on and flashes when the battery is low.
-Phantom Power Indicator - alerts you to phantom power status with a green LED.
-High Current Buffered Output - drives long cables into difficult, low impedance loads without fidelity loss.
-Roadworthy - a steel box, heavy double sided glass epoxy PC board with through plated holes, highest quality components and 100% QC testing ensure years of trouble free service.
-Low Current Consumption - 2.9 mA, provides 200+ hours of play time on a single 9V battery.
Para Acoustic D.I. Specifications:
Size: 5.6" x 3.6" x 1.9"
Weight: 14.5 oz.
Battery Type: Single 9V
Current Consumption: 2.9mA
Battery Life: 200+ Hours (alkaline)
External Power: 30-48V Phantom Power
EQ: Low: +/- 12dB @ 85Hz
Notch: +/- 6dB @ 98Hz-247Hz
Midrange: +/- 12dB @ 400Hz-1.6kHz
Presence: +/- 6dB @ 5kHz
Treble: +/- 12dB @ 10kHz
Low Cut Filter: Fixed, 12dB/oct. @ 35Hz
Gain: Internal Adjustable: From 4dB-24dB
Input Impedance: 10 Megohms
Signal to Noise: -88dB, unweighted
FX Send Impedance: 12k
FX Return Impedance: 100k
Output Impedance: 600 ohms