Countryman TYPE85 1 Channel Active Direct Box

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    Countryman TYPE85 1 Channel Active Direct Box

    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.


    • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz +- 1 dB
    • Noise Floor (shorted input): .63 µV RMS (-122 dBu)
    • Power Requirements: 9 V battery or .4 mA @ 48 V Phantom
    • Input Protection: 220 V RMS and 20,000 V static discharges
    • Voltage Gain:
      • -10 dB in Pickup mode
      • -46 dB in Speaker mode
    • RF Filtering:
      • 250 kHz Low Pass on input
      • 30 kHz Low Pass on output
    • Maximum Input Level:
      • 5 V P-P in Pickup mode
      • 300 V P-P in Speaker mode
      • Equal to 2,800 Watts into 4 Ohms
    • Distortion:
      • .018% THD @ 1 kHz and 1 V P-P in
      • .08% IMD 10 kHz/60 Hz 1 V P-P in
    • Input Resistance: 10 MΩ in Pickup mode (10 times the input resistance of a typical guitar amplifier.)
    • Input Capacitance: 160 pF, equal to two meters of low-capacitance guitar cable.
    • Dimensions: 1.75 in x 3 in x 5 in (45 mm x 77 mm x 127 mm)
    • Weight: 18.5 oz. (.52 kg)


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