We have a range of DI boxes ready for immediate hire from our unit in Redruth.
Hire individual DI boxes, or hire as part of a bigger PA Package. We stock a range of industry standard brands, such as Radial, Orchid, and Klark Technik. Meaning we can meet most rider requirements.
What is a DI Box?
A DI box helps to match the output level of an audio signal to a microphone level. It converts an unbalanced to a balanced output signal. Almost all instruments with pickups have an unbalanced output level. Microphones, on the other hand, have a balanced level. And since most mixing desks are made for balanced “microphone” signals, this means that an unbalanced signal should be converted into a balanced one. DI Boxes also help to suppresses groundloops and humming noise.
Do I need an active or passive DI Box?
There are 2 types of DI boxes: Active DI boxes, and passive DI boxes.
Choosing an active or passive one for your instrument depends on the output level of the instrument itself.
As a rule of thumb: If the source is active, such as a keyboard or an acoustic guitar with built in preamp, we recommend a passive di box. If the source is passive, such as an electric guitar, a Fender bass, a Rhodes e-piano or an acoustic guitar with a piezo pickup, we recommend an active di box.
We supply both active and passive DI boxes, so we can be sure to meet your requirements.
If you have any questions or you can't find what you're looking for, get in touch and a member of our team will be happy to help.