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Countryman Type 85S Stereo Direct BoxProduct #46000 | SKU DT85S |(no ratings yet) Thanks for your rating!
- Class A Circuitry
- Channel Independent Ground Lifts
- Per Channel: 1x 1/4" & 1x RCA Inputs
- 1x Stereo 1/8" Input
- 2x XLR Outputs
The Type 85S Stereo Direct Box from Countryman can be used to connect the output of any high impedance instrument, such as a keyboard or guitar, to a balanced XLR microphone input, allowing you to send signal to a mixer or mic preamp from your high impedance instrument. It features a 1/4" and RCA input per channel, as well as a gold-plated stereo 1/8" input. The unit also has two 1/4" throughputs, allowing you to run a high impedance signal to an amplifier. The two balanced XLR outputs allow you to run your signal to any standard mic level input.
Its two channels of FET based Class A amplifiers were designed to emulate the sound of a tube microphone preamplifier with smooth overloading, reducing distortion at high levels of input. This allows the Type 85S to avoid phase inversion, which can alter the fundamental frequency of the source.
The Type 85S features two channel independent ground lifts, which can reduce hum and electrical interference. The unit also has a 0dB, 15dB, or 30dB selectable pad per channel and is powered by external 48 volts or a nine-volt battery.
- Connectors and switches are recessed into a single-piece extruded case with extra thick walls. Internal electronics are moulded in epoxy to protect against electrical damage
- The input can withstand 220 VAC and static spikes up to 20,000 volts
- Powered by external 48 volts to channel A or an internal 9 volt battery
- Up to 130 hours of use from a single nine-volt battery
|Input Connections||2x metal threaded nose 1/4" (6.35 mm)
2x gold plated RCA
1x gold plated stereo 1/8" (3.18 mm)
|Throughput||2x 1/4" (6.35 mm)|
|Output Connectors||2x XLR|
|Input Level||5 Vpp (0 dB pad @ 1% THD)
28 Vpp (-15 dB pad @ 1% THD)
158 Vpp (-30 dB pad @ 1% THD) (Equal to 800 Wa into 4 Ω)
|Input Protection||220 Vrms and 20 kV discharges|
|Input Resistance||10 MΩ (0 dB pad)
10 kΩ (-15, -30 dB pad)
20 kΩ (RCA and 1/8" inputs)
|Input Capacitance||160 pF (equal to 2 ft of low-capacitance guitar cable)|
|Output Polarity||Pin 2 positive|
|Gain Options||-10 dB (0 dB pad)
-25 dB (-15 dB pad)
-40 dB (-30 dB pad)
|RF Low-Pass Filtering||Input: 250 kHz
Output: 30 kHz
|Frequency Response||20 Hz to 20 kHz (+/- 1 dB)|
|Cross-Talk Rejection||>105 dB (20 Hz to 20 kHz)|
|Controls||2x Ground lift switch|
|Noise||0.63 μVrms (-122 dBu) (shorted input, bandwidth = 22 Hz to 20 kHz)|
|Distortion||0.018% THD @ 1 kHz and 1 Vpp in
0.08% IMD 10 kHz/60 Hz 1 Vpp in
|Power Requirement||9 V battery or 1.6 mA @ 48V Phantom|
|Dimensions (WxDxH)||5.1 x 102.0 x 15.9 cm|
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- Countryman Type 85S Stereo Direct Box
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