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frank kayser

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Re: Passive or Active
« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2018, 01:43:51 pm »


I've spent frantic minutes many many times tracking down issues with Active Di's, but not once have i had a passive one plugged in and thought to myself "this sounds terrible.  If only i had an Active DI".  And that's even with relatively cheap passive DI's.

Well... some "pickups" on acoustic guitars sound awful without a preamp or an active direct box, i.e., K&K Pure Mini.  Through the K&K preamp (optional, extra cost) or an active DI like a Countryman Type 85, or an LR Baggs Paracoustic.  The K&K Pure Mini require to be presented with a very high impedance, else all bass response is lost.

So SOME passive DIs do sound terrible on Sunday Morning. ...or any other time  ;)
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