ART ZDirect Passive DI

Signals pass fluidly through this ART passive direct box. It features broad frequency response and high-performance signal handling for pure, potent sound.
The Zdirect is a high-quality, totally passive interface that lets you connect instrument-, line-, or speaker-level signals to a mixer or other balanced input through a high-performance audio isolation transformer. The high impedance single-ended 1/4 in. input is converted by the transformer into an isolated balanced low impedance signal source. The Zdirect's audio transformer has an extremely flat and wide frequency response and can handle high signal levels while still maintaining an isolated balanced low impedance output. This gives the Zdirect a very clean and neutral sound with a wide variety of signal sources and over long signal runs in high-noise environments.

The Input Attenuator switches allow for a wide range of signal levels and the Input Thru jack allows for tapping off of your signal chain. The ground lift switch lets you totally separate the input and output signal grounds, when appropriate, to isolate two systems, thereby reducing hum and ground-loop noise.

What further sets the Zdirect apart from other DI boxes are its extended features and versatility. ART has added a switchable low pass filter that cuts out all very high frequency interference. This Bessel filter on the output is placed out of the audio range and is primarily intended to reduce radio frequency interference before it gets into the main system. The filter is also very effective in reducing any digital computer noise artifacts when using the Zdirect as an interface between a computer based read more audio workstation and your monitors. The phase invert switch, while not normally included with your run-of-the-mill DI box, has been added to allow you to switch signal polarity right at the source. This feature is especially handy when you are combining a direct tap with a microphone feed in the mix.

The compact black anodized all-aluminum case and its passive design allow the Zdirect to provide years of trouble-free service in live sound, permanent/fixed install, D.J., and virtually any PA application. It's full feature set, rugged construction, and high-end specifications make the Zdirect the obvious choice.
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Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 0.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 7 x 5 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ART ZDIRECT
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Phone: 585-436-2720
(18 ratings)
Submitted November 15, 2018 by Kyle M
"Works like a Charm"
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Just needed a simple, affordable fix. And while it's tempting to spend $100 what are you really getting with that much extra money? I'm really not sure because this thing works great! I use it exclusively as a Bass DI and while you can overdrive it if you're not paying attention to the bassist and let him run his bass through a pedal board then to the DI, it's been flawless at gigs providing clean bass reinforcement in the mains. Quite the bargain.
Musical Background:
Live Sound, Recording, Drummer, Guitarist
Musical Style:
Metal, Blues, Rock
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