IK Multimedia Z-Tone Buffer Boost Preamp DI Direct Box

Buffer your signal for better tone, especially over long cable runs, with the Z-Tone Buffer-Boost, a DI preamp with a JFET circuit and adjustable impedance.

Take your live rig to the next level! Z-TONE Buffer Boost offers a high-quality instrument preamp with powerful tone shaping options, switchable boost for extra drive and volume, and buffers your signal so it doesn't degrade over long cable runs or big pedalboards. It's the ideal leadoff hitter for your pedalboard or amp rig.

Z-TONE Buffer Boost offers 3 different input circuits - 3 different options to adapt to any type of guitar, pick-up and style. PURE: a completely transparent and ultra-accurate instrument preamp that won't color your sound in any way. JFET: a Class A JFET input buffer to add subtle harmonic enhancement. A slight midrange focus adds warmth, giving you more tonal options from the same instrument. ACTIVE: bypasses unnecessary gain stages when using active pick-ups, to keep your signal path as direct, transparent and clean as possible.

Z-TONE Buffer Boost also includes IK's patent-pending variable impedance control, letting you change impedance to shape your sound in unique ways. At max impedance, you'll find your sound tighter, sharper and more precise. Increase the load and the sound becomes thicker and more bold. You can use this control to coax a wider range of sounds from a single guitar or dial in exactly the right vibe regardless of what comes next in your chain.

Use Z-TONE Buffer Boost to supercharge your sound. The included Boost circuit offers adjustable gain to increase volume & drive, hitting your amp or pedals harder. read more

Long cable runs, low-impedance stomps and complex routing can degrade your guitar's signal, causing muffled, bassy or lifeless tone. To ensure your signal always stays crystal-clear, Z-TONE Buffer Boost offers a transparent output buffer so you always sound your best.

And Z-TONE Buffer Boost runs on a standard 9V battery or 9V pedal power supply, so it's easy to drop onto your existing pedalboard.
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I/O Gain: Unitary, from 1/4" input JACK to both 1/4" and XLR outputs when GAIN is at 0dB and Z-TONE at the SHARP position.
Gain Range: From -8dB to +8dB
Boost range: From 0dB to +10dB
Input impedance - Z-TONE set on PASSIVE mode: Variable from 1MO down to 2.2kO
Input impedance - Z-TONE set on ACTIVE mode: Approx 20kO
Output impedance, unbalanced out: 56O
Output impedance, balanced out: 600O
Max input level before clipping: +13dBm when powered by 48V phantom,+9dBm when powered by 9V battery
Dynamic Range: better than 114dB(A) for both outputs, input gain at 0dB
Total Harmonic Distortion, balanced output, 1kHz, +4dBm input: 0.0033% (PURE), 0.2% (JFET)
Total Harmonic Distortion, unbalanced output, 1kHz, +4dBm input: 0.00055% (PURE), 0.2% (JFET)
Frequency response: from 5Hz to 30kHz -1dB
Phase deviation: 0 degrees +/-10 degrees from 20Hz to 20kHz
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 1.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): IP-ZTONE-BB-IN
Scratch and Dent
Shipping Weight: 1.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): IP-ZTONE-BB-IN

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