Countryman TYPE 85 Direct Box (DI)

The Countryman Type 85 is a compact direct box that connects instruments with high impedance pickups, such as piezo pickups to a balanced XLR type microphone input.


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Description

  • The Type 85 uses high quality discrete components into a single ended class A circuit resulting in smooth, pristine audio fidelity with low noise floor.
  • Internal electronics are moulded into a solid epoxy block and protected against electrical damage. The outer casing is a single piece featuring extra thick walls.
  • A ground lift switch eliminates noise and buzz caused by faulty electrical wiring.
  • Pickup mode and Speaker mode switch allows -10dB and -46dB operation.

The classic Countryman 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.

The Type 85 utilizes high quality components and class A circuitry to ensure pristine audio fidelity and lowest possible noise floor. A ground lift switch further minimizes noise and hum caused by faulty electrical lines. The Type 85 operates via +48 Volt external phantom power or 9 Volt alkaline battery.