Warm Audio Direct Box Active

Equipped with a custom-wound CineMag transformer, the Warm Audio Direct Box Active ensures your instrument sounds great running to the PA or mixing console.

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Overall User Ratings (based on 1 ratings)
  • Overall:
    4.5 out of 5 stars
  • Sound:
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Features:
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Ease of Use:
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality:
    4.5 out of 5 stars
  • Value:
    5 out of 5 stars
  • The Wow Factor:
    5 out of 5 stars
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Submitted June 26, 2023 by Russell

"It's time for an upgrade"

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This thing sounds GREAT with electric bass, guitar, acoustic instruments, synths, you name it. It definitely colors the sound but it does nothing but good to the tone. Thickens things up but also has lots of definition and note-to note clarity.
Lots of great features on this that is severely lacking on other boxes. Both passive and active, battery or phantom, in between amp and speaker, and has a variable pad. No other box has that kind of feature set.
Ease of Use
Easy to use, but can't handle phantom and a battery simultaneously.
The knobs and switches stick out beyond the case, which is a poor design choice for sure. It is otherwise built quite sturdy.
This might not be as clean as the Radial or Countryman stuff, but it sounds fantastic and is way cheaper. Stepping up your DI game is a must if you are recording or use a DI live. Acoustic bass and synth players take notice. Venues often have crappy DIs and your tone and gain before feedback is way higher with something like this.
The Wow Factor
I am never stepping back into the cheap DI box arena ever again. This sounds so much better and I never knew there could be this big of a difference.

Musical Background:

20 years recording experience

Musical Style:

Hardcore punk
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