* 1⁄4” input for the a music instrument's audio signal * 1⁄4” thru for linking the audio signal to an amplifier/recorder * Balanced XLR output to send audio signal to main mixer * PAD switch for input signal attenuator * COMBINE switch for summed/combined up the input and thru signals passively * GROUND LIFT button for the ground from the DI-1 chassis detaches from the XLR jack * Battery compartment at the bottom of the DI-1 * Battery/Phantom switch for the swapping of battery operation to phantom power in either way
The Miktek DI-1 provides the facility for the direct insertion of an audio signal into a mixer or recorder. It offers a variety of DI solutions for live sound and recording applications. A variety of audio signals can be connected to your DI-1, e.g. guitars, bass guitars, drum machines, keyboards, outboard signal processors, high powered speaker output from an amplifier etc.
The DI-1 can be powered either by a single 9 volt battery or standard 48 volt phantom power. Whenever phantom power is present on the XLR cable (connected to the OUTPUT), the DI-1 will automatically disconnect the 9 volt battery and switch to phantom power. The DI-1 enables you to tap off the signal from a guitar or bass guitar and pass the signal from the THRU output to the guitar / bass guitar amplifier without affecting the original sound. This can eliminate the need for miking the guitar amplifier, especially with bass guitar. DI-1 is an active direct box which has a power supply, hence you can rely on an even frequency response on any audio signal you connect to regardless of its output impedance. The OUTPUT connection gives cancellation of hums/buzzes while leaving the original signal clean and pure. Besides that the DI-1 is also useful for connecting imbalanced signals such as DJ mixers, effects processors and keyboards to a main PA or recording mixer.