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Mozztronics | DI-5 Cabsim Direct Box


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Nothing sexy about a DI box is there ?

This is a little different,    intrigued,   read on.

This little DI box is virtually identical to the DI-1, but without the 20dB and 40dB pad. It is in a pedal board friendly enclosure. It can run from a 9V to 18V external power supply (no room for a battery inside), and it will also run with full functionality and headroom from 48V phantom power. We included the standard earth lift for the balanced XLR output. We have two side mounted 1/4″ guitar sockets wired in parallel.

We use the industry standard pin 2 hot for the XLR connection.

But wait, there’s more. We included our cabsim circuit. Why would you do that you ask ?

Imagine a few scenarios…
1. You’re at a gig and the back-line amp is rubbish, or your amp dies at a gig. Just plug the pedal board output into the DI-5, connect a microphone lead, turn phantom power on at the mixing desk, adjust the cabsim gain to get the amp sound you like, and play the rest of the gig.
2. You’re in a studio, its late, you don’t have time to set up an amp but you need a quick guitar track. Plug the guitar pedal board output into the DI-1, adjust the cabsim gain to get the sound you want and you’re good to go.
3. You’re in your home studio, you cant have a loud screaming guitar because you will wake the neighbours. Plug the guitar pedal board output into the DI-5, adjust the cabsim gain to get the sound you want and you’re good to go.
The cabsim has low end response as per an 8×10 bass fridge speaker, and is suitable for both guitar & bass.

Ben Wicks did a demo video of my DI-1, check it out here. The DI-5 is virtually identical to the DI-1 and the video for the DI-1 will show you what the DI-5 sounds like.

Comments relating to the DI-1 are applicable to the DI-5…..

Damien Young said of the DI-1 “this was an early problem solver that gets used way more than i expected. Cab Sim off and its JUST a REALLY good active DI. CAB SIM ON – if your amp blows up at a show and you play guitar with pedals, you can EASILY get the show done, it sounds really good. Recording or practicing DIRECT (with or without pedals) DI guitar usually sucks. With this you don’t suck, it actually sounds good and its fun to play. I’ve used this more than i thought i would when the guitar AMP sound isn’t working, i used the DI with cab sim on, added some grit and the guitarist did not notice i wasn’t using his amp. It just worked. I’ve been flying ALL my DI’s around (including the valve one) and the baggage handlers have not killed one yet. They have killed 2 of the cases that the DI’s were in. Great products that SOUND good and are built to last”.
Wow, thanks Damien.

Mozztronics uses the industry standard Boss style 2.1mm center negative socket for the power supply connection.