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.
Most DIs do not handle high signal levels with grace. The Type 85 and Type 85S use a Class A FET amplifier that overloads smoothly in a way that never sounds harsh or brittle.
Armored inside and out, with a molded core wrapped in an extra thick architectural aluminum housing, Countryman DI boxes are virtually indestructable.
- Pure, elegant circuit design
- Time-proven ruggedness
- Exceptional signal-handling capacity
- Rock-solid transformer isolation
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)