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Countryman Type 85 1-channel Active Instrument Direct Box
DescriptionA Direct Box With More!
Countryman's Type 85 direct box connects any high impedance instrument, even piezo pickups to a balanced mic input while providing a strong, clean signal to the mix board without adding noise or distortion.
The Type 85 uses only hand selected, high-quality discrete components woven into a single ended, Class A circuit - much like a classic tube mic preamp! The sound? Smooth and sweet. Ultra rugged and ready for the road, we've heard stories of engineers runn
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A classic design. I've got one. Sounds great going from the speaker out of a tube amp into the PA. That way you get the whole amp sound and not bypassed or just the preamp. Badass! NOTE: The vast majority of tube amps can't be run without a speaker load without doing catastrophic damage to your amp if it goes on too long? ... ... more