Direct Box PDI Live Wire Solutions Review Inside Photo Guts 1/4 inch to XLR

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As any touring musician will tell you, bringing your own DI box to a gig is essential. A DI Box simply isolates your mixer, homemade electronic synth, or circuit bent device audio signal from the PA system that really really wants to amplify it. It’s function is to eliminate¬† impedence mis-matching and ground loops which often cause high noise, 60 Hz hum,¬† and loss of fidelity. The signal path hot tip wire from the 1/4 inch jack is isolated by a transformer from the XLR output as well as the ground in the Ground Lift mode.

In my experience this particular DI box by Live Wire Solutions does a nice job of controlling the noise while being a great interface between your gear and the “sound guy” running the PA system.

The DI can be purchased from a local Guitar Center for about $40. As you can see there is not a whole lot to it. However just in parts it seems like a great deal.