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dbx DB12 Active Direct Box



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Introducing the dbx DB12 Active Direct Box – the ultimate solution for pristine audio signal conversion and seamless connectivity. Designed with professional musicians, sound engineers, and recording enthusiasts in mind, this versatile direct box delivers exceptional audio performance while maintaining a compact and robust design.

Key Features:

  1. Premium Audio Conversion: The dbx DB12 Active Direct Box ensures the highest quality audio conversion, converting unbalanced signals to balanced signals with superior clarity and precision. Experience enhanced audio fidelity, free from interference and noise, for a truly immersive sound experience.
  2. Active Circuitry: Equipped with active circuitry, this direct box provides a low-impedance, balanced output that can drive long cable runs without any loss of signal quality. The active design also ensures compatibility with a wide range of instruments, including guitars, keyboards, basses, and more.
  3. Versatile Connectivity: The DB12 offers multiple connectivity options to accommodate various audio setups. It features a high-impedance 1/4″ input for direct instrument connection and a balanced XLR output for seamless integration with mixers, audio interfaces, and professional sound systems.
  4. Robust Construction: Built to withstand the rigors of the road, the dbx DB12 boasts a rugged and road-worthy construction. The durable metal chassis and high-quality components ensure reliability and longevity, making it an ideal choice for both studio and live performances.
  5. Ground Lift and Pad Switches: The integrated ground lift switch eliminates unwanted ground loops, minimizing hum and noise caused by electrical interference. Additionally, the -20dB pad switch allows you to attenuate the input signal for handling high-output instruments without distortion.


  • Input: 1/4″ TS unbalanced
  • Output: XLR balanced
  • Input Impedance: 1MΩ (unbalanced)
  • Output Impedance: 150Ω (balanced)
  • Maximum Input Level: +9 dBu (PAD off), +29 dBu (PAD on)
  • Frequency Response: 10 Hz to 70 kHz (+0 dB / -3 dB)
  • THD: <0.01% (1 kHz, 0 dBu input)
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: >100 dB (A-weighted)
  • Ground Lift: On/Off switch
  • Pad: -20 dB switch
  • Power: 9V battery or +48V phantom power

Enhance your audio signal chain with the dbx DB12 Active Direct Box, and elevate your sound to new heights. Whether you’re recording in the studio or performing live on stage, this compact and feature-packed direct box delivers unparalleled audio quality, versatility, and durability. Experience pristine sound reproduction and seamless connectivity – the way it’s meant to be.




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