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.
Connects any high-impedance instrument (including piano) to an XLR mic input
Active direct box can run off internal 9V battery (~400 hours) if phantom power isn't available
Strong, clean signal to the mix board with no added noise or distortion
Isolates ground buzz between console and amp
Small, compact, sleek design
Almost invisible on stage
Nearly impossible to break
Internal components are fully protected against electrical damage
Input circuit withstands 220V AC all day long, and static spikes up to 20,000 volts!
Warranty - Yes
Spec Sheet available - Yes
20 to 20000 Hz (at +/- 1 dB)
Noise Floor (shorted input):
9 V (battery)
220 Vrms (20,000 V static discharges)