Warm Audio WA-DI-A Active Direct Box

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Warm Audio WA-DI-A Active Direct Box

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  • $199.00
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$33.91/mo with 6-month Financing

Description & Specs

From Warm Audio:

Whether you play guitar, bass, keyboards or another stringed instrument, you'll need a direct box that won't diminish your instrument's tone, like the Direct Box Active from Warm Audio.  Built around world-famous CineMag USA Transformer topology and engineering, like no other DI Boxes in the world. Constructed with top-tier discrete components housed in rugged aluminum chassis' that include switches, knobs and connectors that are all designed to withstand heavy abuse on the road or in the studio.

Every aspect of our direct boxes are designed for maximum sonic integrity, from the custom-wound CineMag USA transformer to the rugged metal knob and switches.  You can expect warm, rich tone even after long cable runs, and the extruded aluminum enclosure ensures a long life span.  When you need to convert an instrument-level signal to mic-level, with sonic quality as your top priority, you'll be well-served with the Direct Box Active.

Warm Audio DI boxes offer the rare versatility of having an onboard variable pad knob which attenuates your input signal all the way from -3dB to -30dB, which will easily tame any instrument input source.

Our Direct Boxes offer a Thru-put jack that is jumpered to the input jack. It is a convenience jack allowing you to send your instrument's signal to a second place in addition to the live mixer or recording device. Our Direct Boxes can also take a recorded signal at line level and send it to another line input while simultaneously sending signal out of the XLR mic level output of the Direct Box.

Connecting electronic instruments such as guitar, bass, keyboard, or drum machines directly to a PA or recording system. Simply put, a DI box converts the high impedance, unbalanced output signals to low impedance, balanced output signals. By doing so, the instrument signals are now converted to the proper voltage level for the PA or recording system - which greatly reduces and/or eliminates connections which could cause tonal shifts and distortion.

  • POWER: 48V PHANTOM OR TWO 9V BATTERIES.  CAN ALSO BE USED PASSIVELY
  • CUSTOM-WOUND CINEMAG USA OUTPUT TRANSFORMER
  • CONVERTS INSTRUMENTS TO MIC-LEVEL SIGNALS WITHOUT SIGNAL DEGRADATION
  • IDEAL SOLUTION FOR PLUGGING YOUR INSTRUMENT DIRECT INTO ANY MIC PRE
  • TOP-QUALITY CLASS A COMPONENTS WITH GOLD-PLATED TRACES ON CIRCUIT BOARD
  • RUGGED ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION
  • PAD: VARIABLE FROM -3 TO -30DB
  • BALANCED OUTPUT: 600 OHMS, MIC LEVEL
  • INPUT IMPEDANCE: 1 MEG OHMS
  • THD: .01% FROM 20HZ TO 50HZ. LESS THAN .003% FROM 50HZ TO 20KHZ
  • FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 10HZ TO 90KHZ +/- 0.5DB

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We greatly appreciate your patience, and are working hard to fulfill all requests as quickly as possible, while practicing recommended safety guidelines.

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Please don't hesitate to reach out to support@chicagomusicexchange.com, or call us directly at 773-525-7773.

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We're right off the CTA Brown Line 'Paulina' Stop Just North of Belmont and just West of Ashland.

We’re all musicians here at Chicago Music Exchange and we want you to love the gear you get from us. We understand that sometimes you get a piece of gear that doesn’t work out for you. That’s why we offer an easy return policy to take the stress out of purchasing from us.

If you decide you'd like to return an item, please contact your Sales Rep, fill out the Return Request form below, or give us a call.

If you placed your order on Amazon or eBay, we advise issuing the return request from your account on the platform of purchase - our Customer Service team will process a refund upon receipt of the item(s).

Most new items may be returned within 30 days of delivery and most vintage & used items may be returned within 3 days of delivery for a full refund, exchange, or store credit. Please pack the product safely for the journey back to us. If the product was shipped for free, the charge will be deducted from refund, unless the reason for the return is outside normal circumstances.

Please contact us as soon as possible if your order was received incorrectly, damaged, or defective. Most times we will give you an RA number (Return Authorization). Why is that number important? This will allow us to speed up the process of the return.

We reserve the right to charge a restocking fee based on the return condition. Some items we just can’t take back for returns, due to a one time function like strings or drums heads and other times it’s not sanitary to do so with microphones or harmonicas. If you aren’t sure if what you bought falls into a category like this, call us (773) 525-7773!

We strive to get your return processed quickly. Most of the time we have it done within two business days. Funds going back to credit cards usually takes two to four business days. CME strives to make sure all customers are happy with their experience. It is our priority to provide great service along with great gear. We always want to be helpful, and open to your feedback. Please let us know your thoughts! If you have any questions, we’re here for you!

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