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X Direct

Active Direct Box

ART

X Direct

Active Direct Box

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At Music Matter, our goal is to ensure complete satisfaction with your purchase.

If, for whatever reason, you are dissatisfied with your purchase, you can return it to Music Matter within 30 days of receiving the item, providing it arrives back in new condition.

You have the option of receiving a full refund / exchange within 14 days, or, exchange / credit only within 30 days.

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In order to receive a full refund, you must notify us within 14 days of receiving the goods. Once you have notified us you will have 14 days to return the product to us.

Exchange Within 30 days

In order to exchange an item, you must notify us within 30 days of receiving the goods. Once you have notified us you will have days to return the product to us.

Goods received back 14 days after the cooling of period ends may be rejected.

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Warranty

Minimum 12 Months Warranty

All new & used goods supplied by Music Matter are warranted free from defects for 12 months from the date of supply (unless otherwise stated).

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Overview

The Xdirect is a high quality interface that lets you connect instrument, line, or speaker level signals to a mixer or other balanced input. The high impedance single-ended 1/4" and XLR inputs are buffered and converted, by very low noise active electronics, into an isolated balanced low impedance signal source. The Xdirect has an extremely flat and wide frequency response and can handle high signal levels while still maintaining an isolated balanced low impedance output. This gives the Xdirect a very clean and neutral sound with a wide variety of signal sources and over long signal runs in high noise environments.

The Input Attenuator switches allow for a wide range of signal levels and the Input Link jack allows for tapping off of your signal chain. The Ground Lift switch lets you totally separate the input and output signal grounds, when appropriate, to isolate two systems, thereby reducing hum and ground-loop noise.

What further sets the Xdirect apart from other "Active DI" boxes are its extended features and versatility. We have added a switchable low pass Filter that cuts out all very high frequency interference. This Bessel filter on the input is placed out of the audio range and is primarily intended to reduce radio frequency interference before it gets into the main system. The filter is also very effective in reducing any digital computer noise artifacts when using the Xdirect as an interface between a computer based audio workstation and your monitors.

A Phase Invert switch, while not normally included with your run of the mill D.I. box, has been added to allow you to switch signal polarity right at the source. This feature is especially handy when you are combining a direct tap with a microphone feed in the mix.

The Xdirects active circuitry is powered by an internal 9volt battery, when external power is not available. In this mode it draws 3.5 ma which should give you more than 250 hours of operation off of a new battery. If phantom power is available, then the Xdirect will automatically draw its power from the external source. The Battery on/off switch lights dim when the unit is running off of the battery, lights brightly when it is running off of phantom power, and is off when the unit is inactive.

The compact black anodized all aluminum case and its flexible power design allow the Xdirect to provide years of trouble free service in Live Sound, Permanent/Fixed Install, D.J., and virtually any PA application. Its full feature set, rugged construction, and high-end specifications make the Xdirect the obvious choice whenever you have to interface high impedance sources with a low noise balanced system.

Technical Specifications

  • Total Harmonic Distortion <.05% Typical
  • Dynamic Range >100dB typical
  • Maximum Input Level 4/+24/+44dBu
  • Maximum Output Level +6dBu (battery powered), +14dBu (phantom powered)
  • Input Connections ¼-inch TRS and XLR female unbalanced, 470k Ohm
  • Output Connections XLR male balanced,
  • Output Phase Switchable, Normal/Invert
  • Ground Lift Switchable, fully isolates inputs from chassis and output
  • Input Attenuation Switchable, (0dB, -20dB, -40dB)
  • Filter Type / Response Switchable, Low Pass, -3dB @30kHz
  • Power Requirements 9volt @3.5ma (internal battery) or 18VDC-48VDC @9.5ma (phantom power)
  • Dimensions 1.75"H x 4.2"W x 3.5"D (44.5mm x 107mm x 89mm)
  • Weight 0.75 lbs (0.34 kg)

Technical Specifications

  • Total Harmonic Distortion <.05% Typical
  • Dynamic Range >100dB typical
  • Maximum Input Level 4/+24/+44dBu
  • Maximum Output Level +6dBu (battery powered), +14dBu (phantom powered)
  • Input Connections ¼-inch TRS and XLR female unbalanced, 470k Ohm
  • Output Connections XLR male balanced,
  • Output Phase Switchable, Normal/Invert
  • Ground Lift Switchable, fully isolates inputs from chassis and output
  • Input Attenuation Switchable, (0dB, -20dB, -40dB)
  • Filter Type / Response Switchable, Low Pass, -3dB @30kHz
  • Power Requirements 9volt @3.5ma (internal battery) or 18VDC-48VDC @9.5ma (phantom power)
  • Dimensions 1.75"H x 4.2"W x 3.5"D (44.5mm x 107mm x 89mm)
  • Weight 0.75 lbs (0.34 kg)
SKU XDIRECT
Brand ART
Condition New
Rackmountable No
Colour No
EAN 00840402015697

Delivery

UK Delivery

FREE Next Working Day Delivery on orders over £49.00.

Orders placed before 4pm will normally be dispatched the same day and will be delivered on the next working day between 9am and 6pm.

Delivery Upgrade Options (Over £49)

  • Pre 12.00pm Next Working Day - £4.99
  • Pre 10.30am Next Working Day - £14.69
  • Saturday / Sunday - £14.99

International Delivery

Delivery is charged at a flat rate of £21. The following list of countries are available at checkout:

Click here to view our delivery options

Returns

At Music Matter, our goal is to ensure complete satisfaction with your purchase.

If, for whatever reason, you are dissatisfied with your purchase, you can return it to Music Matter within 30 days of receiving the item, providing it arrives back in new condition.

You have the option of receiving a full refund / exchange within 14 days, or, exchange / credit only within 30 days.

Full Refund Within 14 days

In order to receive a full refund, you must notify us within 14 days of receiving the goods. Once you have notified us you will have 14 days to return the product to us.

Exchange Within 30 days

In order to exchange an item, you must notify us within 30 days of receiving the goods. Once you have notified us you will have days to return the product to us.

Goods received back 14 days after the cooling of period ends may be rejected.

Your returns period starts the day after you receive the item(s)

Click here to view our full Returns Policy.

Payments

Secure Online Payment Powered By Sage Pay 

We accept the following debit / credit cards:

Card Payments

Paypal

Pay for your item(s) in just a few clicks with PayPal. PayPal

Finance

Buy now, pay later with PayPal Credit

PayPal Credit is like a credit card without the plastic. And with 0% interest for 4 months on all purchases of £99 or more, it’s the perfect way to spread the cost of larger online purchases.

It’s quick and easy to apply for PayPal Credit – all you need to do is choose to pay with PayPal at checkout, complete a short application form and they will give you a decision instantly. 

Representative Example:
Representative: 19.9% APR (variable)
Purchase interest rate: 19.9% p.a. (variable)
Assumed Credit limit: £1,200

This example above illustrates the typical cost of using PayPal Credit as a standard funding method. If you take advantage of their offers and promotions, including their 0% for 4 months offer, the interest rate that applies will be lower in many circumstances.

Simply choose to pay with PayPal at checkout and apply for PayPal credit.

or

Pay Later with PayPal Pay in 3

Split purchases into three interest-free monthly payments at millions of stores online.

Subject to status. UK residents only. Late fees apply. PayPal is a responsible lender. Pay in 3 performance may influence your credit score. T&Cs apply.

Simply choose to pay with PayPal at checkout and select PayPal Pay in 3 from your account.

Warranty

Minimum 12 Months Warranty

All new & used goods supplied by Music Matter are warranted free from defects for 12 months from the date of supply (unless otherwise stated).

Extended Warranty

Many manufacturers offer a free extended warranty upon registration.

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