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 BAE Audio, has announced its brand new, passive direct injection box (PDI), which is now shipping.

Like many of the company’s preamps, it utilises a brand new transformer design to lend any signal passed through it a warm analogue richness. It is available now from authorised BAE Audio dealers and priced at $120.

“At BAE Audio we are all too familiar with the magic that a high-quality transformer can bring to an audio signal,” said BAE Audio CEO, Mark Loughman. “Many DI boxes on the market will make your direct signal sound a bit sterile, but the PDI gives you a mix-ready sound for guitar, bass, keyboards, or just about any other instrument. Whether you choose that sound in the mix as-is, or route it to outboard gear or amplifiers for additional manipulation, the PDI is a great tool for adding life to your direct sources.”

The PDI features Neutrik connectors, including a quarter-inch input and low-impedance XLR output one side, with dual audio through outputs on the reverse side. This allows unique routing configurations, like sending a guitar signal both via the Lo-Z output to a console as well as via the dual Hi-Z through outputs to two separate amplifiers. A ground lift switch helps tame any ground loop issues.

Hand-assembled in California like all BAE Audio products, the PDI features a gold-plated PCB and 100% through-hole components for maximum signal integrity. Recessed switches and connectors combine with a steel chassis for durability. 

The PDI is shipping now and will retail for $120. 



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