Radial Engineering is now shippingthe ProDI, a passive direct box that has been designed specifically for musicians and sound companies that want a Radial box, but simply do not have the budget to spend $200 on a direct box.
The Radial ProDI features standard hi-Z input and thru-put 1/4" connectors, -15dB input pad and ground-lift switch. The balanced output is 600 Ohm to interface with professional snake systems and consoles. All switches are recessed in a protective zone to shield against damage from the road.
Performance is linear from 20Hz to 18kHz with low harmonic distortion and virtually zero phase distortion in the critical bass and mid zone according to the company. Because of the transformer isolation, problems such as hum and buzz caused by ground loops are eliminated, making it very easy and hassle-free to use. The ProDI measures in at a mere 2 3/4" x 4 1/4", making it easy to fit in a guitar or bass case for the travelling musician.
Suggested retail price is $99 USD.
For more information, visit their web site at www.radialeng.com