DBX db12 Active Di Box

Regular price $159.00 Sale

One look at the dB12 Active direct boxes will tell you that these are clearly different. With their bullet-proof construction, and extraordinary audio performance to rival their looks, finally there's a direct worthy of the dbx name.

Utilizing custom dbx mu-metal-shielding audio transformers, high-quality Neutrik® connectors, and low-noise circuitry preserves the sonic integrity and true characteristics of the signal source. The dB12 includes a pad switch that accommodates instrument, line, and even speaker level signals. Take even more control of your sound by utilizing the polarity invert switch to set the phase relationship between the direct and mic'd sound.

As a professional, you don't have time for interference, so the dB12 includes a ground lift switch to solve potential hum and buzz problems due to ground loops. And between the combined shielding of the cast metal chasis and the custom-wound tranformer, you can be doubly assured of a clean, signal free from interference. All of this sits atop a solid, stable footprint, that will keep the box from being dragged around the stage, and the unique contoured underside allows secure stacking of multiple units.

So whether you need to control the level, placement in the mix, or overall characteristics of 4 independent signals or control the gain levelling on a couple of stereo pairs, the dbx dB12 is for you.


  • Premium Performance
  • Rugged Design
  • Stackable Chasi with Durable Rubber Foot
  • Gold-plated Neutrik┬« XLR Connector
  • Premium Chrome Toggle Switches
  • Hi-Z 1/4'' Input Jack
  • Parallel 1/4'' Thru Jack
  • Transformer Isolated
  • Premium Shielded Custom dbx Transformer
  • Balanced XLR Lo-Z Output
  • 3-Way 0/20/40 dB Pad Switch
  • Flat/High-Cut Filter Switch
  • Output Polarity Invert Switch
  • Ground Lift Switch
  • Phantom Powered
  • Green LED Phantom Power Indicator
  • +48V Phantom Operation
  • Low-Noise Active Circuit
  • 4 Year Warranty