Countryman Type 85 Active DI Box


    The classic Type 85 connects any high-impedance instrument pickup, even piezo pickups, to a balanced microphone (XLR type) input. It provides a strong, clean signal to the mix board without adding noise or distortion. It won't change the tone or volume you hear from your own amp like passive direct boxes. It won't break just when you need it. It won't develop a dead battery on stage because it runs on Phantom power.

    An industry-standard with road-proven ruggedness, the Type 85 is truly a legend.

    Armored inside and out, with a molded core wrapped in an extra thick architectural aluminum housing, the DI boxes are virtually indestructable.



    Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz (+/- 1 dB)
    Noise (shorted input): 0.63 uVrms (-122 dBVrms)
    Distortion (1 Vpp in):

    THD (1 kHz): < 0.018%

    IMD (10 kHz/60 Hz, 4:1): < 0.08%

    Power Options:

    48 V Phantom (0.4 mA)

    9 V Battery (400 hours on a typical alkaline)

    Input Protection: 220 Vrms and 20,000 V static discharges
    Voltage Gain:

    Pickup mode: -10 dB

    Speaker mode: -46 dB

    RF Filtering:

    Input: 250 kHz low-pass filter

    Output: 30 kHz low-pass filter

    Maximum Input Level (1% THD):

    Pickup mode: 5 Vpp

    Speaker mode: 300 Vpp

    (Equal to 2,800 Watts into 4 Ohms)

    Input Resistance:

    Pickup mode: 10 MOhm (10 times the input impedance of a typical guitar amplifier)

    Input Capacitance: 160 pF (equal to 2 ft of low-capacitance guitar cable)
    Dimensions: 5" x 3" x 1.75" (127 mm x 77 mm x 45 mm)
    Weight: 18.5 oz (0.52 kg)