This is one of the cheapest direct boxes you’ll find around, and it’s produced by a trustworthy company. With so many professionals using this device, you can be reassured that the Behringer DI400P will last you for a long time.
Behringer DI400P is a no-frills instrument direct box with a simple black and white design and the first thing we noticed was its parallel ¼’’ in and out design.
The dual ¼’’ TS jacks are wired in parallel to let you plug your instrument into one side and out from the other to the mixer or an external amp.
While active DI boxes require additional power like batteries or 48V phantom power, the Radial ProDI is a passive direct box that works standalone with a ProDI custom transformer for low phase distortion in mid and bass frequencies.
The Mackie MDB-2P also has two separate -15dB pads to protect the signal from high-level sound sources like active pickups or laptops, and there is also a handy Ground Lift switch for eliminating ground loops and various hums.
Samson MDA1 is powered by a 9-volt battery or phantom power. It’s a small device that can work as a direct box, guitar-modeling or re-amping device, or simply be used as an extension without the additional noise or hums.
It comes with a single ¼’’ instrument input, a thru input, and an XLR output. The Thru input and output is a useful tool for guitar players which can work as an extension between your guitar and your amp.
The Samson Custom STL Transformer provides the full spectrum from 18Hz-35kHz, and there is even an additional 15 dB input attenuator for preventing signal overload.