|Content||Today, lectures and presentations are mostly held with audio and visual media support. Connecting laptop computers to the mixing consoles of PA systems, however, can be a major problem due to incompatible connector formats. The Palmer Line Level Convertor PLI06 is a dedicated interface to feed the unbalanced stereo signal typically provided by a laptop to the balanced (mono) microphone inputs of professional mixing desks. It mixes the stereo output to mono while impedance matching and signal balancing are achieved by a high quality audio transformer especially designed for the unit. Moreover, it also prevents ground loops and the annoying hum they result in. The PLI06 is entirely passive and does not require mains power or batteries.
Connecting the PLI06
Equipment providing audio output on RCA phono sockets is connected to the PLI06's inputs using a shielded RCA stereo cable. For best results with laptops we recommend using their headphones output which is usually on a 3.5 mm miniature stereo socket. Use a shielded TRS mini jack to 2x RCA phono cable for connection to the PLI06. Place the unit close to the signal source and keep the input cable as short as possible since the unbalanced signal path is susceptible to interference. The PLI06's output is on a standard wiring male XLR connector. Use a high quality microphone cable for connection to the mixing console. Due to the balanced lo-Z signal provided by the Palmer Line Level Converter cable lengths are uncritical while interference- free signal integrity is maintained.
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Behringer DI-4000 Active 4-Channel DI Box
The DI4000 gives you four first-class DI channels in one rack space. With two inputs (XLR and 1 /4 " TRS), a balanced output (XLR) and a 1 /4 " link output per channel, up to 40 dB of switchable input attenuation and up to 20 dB of gain, the DI4000 is equipped to deal with virtually any input signal, while our OT-1 output transformers ensure clean, powerful output.
Active DI-Box SM-60
The electronic Direct-Injection Box SM-60 allows direct connection of electronic
music instruments such as keyboards, synthesizers, electric and electronic pianos,
etc. with mixing consoles in PA-systems and in recording studios.
The SM-6 is designed for applications, where a passive DI-Box does not perfom
satisfactorily, i.e., where the output level of a passive DI-Box is too low for the microphone
input section of the mixing desk.
Because the input impedance of the SM-6 is above 5 MOhm, instrument outputs are
not loaded or in any other way adversely affected. The voltage ratio from input to output
is 1: 1 and is always sufficient for connection with any microphone input. Input connectors
are 1/4" phone jacks, output connector is a Switchcraft D3M; output is 600 Ohms,
transformer balanced. The output level may in certain cases overload microphone inputs -
the line input section of the mixing console must then be used for connecting the SM-6.
The unit operates with a 9 V battery or phantom powering from 24 to 48 volts.
input impedance > 5 MOhm
max. input impedance + 6 dBu, 1,55V
ouptut impedance 600 Ohm
frequency response 20 ... 20000 Hz, ± 0,2 dB
gain 1 : 1
THD < 1 % at 30 Hz
< 0,7 % bei 40 Hz
powering 9-V battery (IEC 6LF22) or
phantom power 24 ... 48 V.
inputs two 1/4" phone jacks , unbalanced
(one being used as output to instruments amp)
outputs XLR, balanced
pin 1 = ground, pin 2 = hot, pin 3 = cold
case aluminium die-cast
weight 240 g
dimensions 113 x 71 x 37 mm
|With added functionality and enhanced audio performance, the AR-133 has been
designed to be more affordable for musicians, studios and PA companies.
The unit includes phantom power and battery supplies as standard. Should the
phantom power from the console fail or be accidentally switched off, the AR-133
automatically switches over to the internal 9V battery providing uninterrupted use.
The unit is housed in a rugged aluminium extrusion case, with robust polyurethane
end-cheeks which give the AR-133 a very distinctive look.
Input connectors are both 1/4" jack sockets and an XLR socket, the latter meaning
that the AR-133 can be used to convert unbalanced signals to a balanced output on
The arched case allows cables to run back underneath the unit from the end for neat
Input attenuation is 0, -20 or -40dB, making the box suitable for instrument, line or
amplifier levels on inputs. On the output side, a ground-lift switch is provided for quick
solutions to ground-loop problems.
The AR-133 uses an enhanced version of the same audio path as the AR-116, now
regarded by many people as a reference standard. The sound quality is legendary,
particularly on acoustic and bass guitars.
Numerous applications can be satisfied by the AR-133. For example, as well as the
traditional guitar use, the AR-133 can be used with keyboards, DJ consoles, amplifier
outputs, and other electronic sources.An additional bonus is the ability to use the AR-133
as an active balancing device.
Input Impedance 1M Ohm (pad at 0dB)
47k Ohm (pad at -20dB)
47k Ohm (pad at -40dB)
Max Input Level +9dBu (pad at 0dB)
+29dBu (pad at -20dB)
+49dBu (pad at -40dB)
Connectors Two Parallel 1/4" jack connectors and a parallel
XLR connector (unbalanced)
Jack: Tip Hot (+ve)
XLR: Pin 2 Hot (+ve)
Pin 1 & 3 Ground
Output Transformer Balanced
Max. Output Level +8dBu into 600 Ohms or greater
Connector XLR3-32 or equivalent
Distortion (THD) < 0.005% at 1khz, 0dbu output
Noise < -105db unweighted, 22hz-22khz, rms*
Frequency Response 30Hz to 20kHz, +0dB/-1dB
Main/Standby battery 9 volt PP3 type, preferably alkaline.
Current drain on phantom - less than 7.5mA
on battery - less than 2mA.
Phantom Power +20 volts DC to +48 volts DC
Weight 650 gms, excluding batteries.
Overall Dimensions 59 mm x 124 mm x 143 mm
(2.3" x 4.9" x 5.6“)||Behringer DI-600P High-Performance Passive Direct Injection Box
Introducing the Ultra-Compact DI-Boxes from BEHRINGER
There are times when you will want to connect certain sound sources straight to other audio gear, be it for a live performance or a studio session. A direct connection between audio equipment can be a challenge though: technical problems crop up that?ll corrupt the signal.
The DI600P lets you connect instruments or amplifier outputs of up to 3,000 Watts. It converts any unbalanced signal to a balanced signal and eliminates unwanted noise. With its high-performance transformer, it also allows you to use very long cables without the loss of high frequencies.
This is the sort of medicine that?ll cure headaches in your studio or on stage.
It often happens that you want to connect certain sound sources straight to other audio gear, be it for a live performance or a studio session. The direct connection between audio equipment can quickly turn out to be a real challenge: technical problems crop up that can affect the signal.
Hook Your Guitar or Amp Up to the PA
Be ready for your next gig with the Behringer Ultra-DI DI600P direct box. Designed to send instrument or amplifier signals to the main mixing board, the DI600P is a high-performance passive DI is a useful tool in any gig rig or studio. Dual 1/4" TS jacks are wired in parallel let you plug your instrument into one and use the other as an output to your amp. The balanced XLR mic-level output feeds your mixer a clean and super-flat signal that is true to the source. Sweetwater knows that grounding issues and hum can be a problem at live gigs. The DI600P sports a ground lift switch to kill unwanted ground loops and hum. It also has a filter switch for optimal guitar tone and an instrument/amp switch with a 30dB input level drop. The Behringer Ultra-DI DI600P direct box is an extremely useful tool for any stage rig!
Behringer Ultra-DI DI600P Direct Box Features:
Get your signal to the board with Behringer\'s Ultra-DI DI600P direct box!
- Compact, high-performance passive direct box
- Jack input 1/4" TS in and parallel out
- Gold-plated XLR output / impedance balanced
- Super-flat frequency output for uncolored sound
- Switchable filter that optimizes the DI for guitars
- Instrument/Amp switch lowers the input level 30dB for feeding amplifiers into the DI
- Instruments or amplifier outputs with up to 3,000 watts can be connected directly
- Offers impedance and signal matching of instruments to mixers
- Perfect for stage and studio use
- Ground lift switch eliminates typical ground loop problems
- Rugged metal case can take the rigors of the road
- Type: Passive DI Box
- Channels: 1
- Ground Lift: Yes
- Inputs: 1 x 1/4"
- Outputs: 1 x 1/4“, 1 x XLR
- Height: 1.4"
- Width: 3.75"
- Depth: 5"
- Weight: 0.66 lbs.
- Manufacturer Part Number: DI600P
Inline Transformer IA-2
The model IA-2 line matching transformers !S designed to properly match a low impedance
signal to a low impedance source. The advantage of "ground lift" switching allows to optmize
Frequency response 20 Hz - 20 KHz + 1 dB
Impedance 600 : 600 Ohm
THD K3 50 Hz = 0.5 %
Level < + 6 dBm
Weight 100 g
Dimensions diameter 17 mm, lenght 115 mm