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Old September 28th, 2009, 09:20 PM   #1
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Hi - anyone used these:

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ART AV Direct Multi-input Audio/Video Direct Box ~ The Best Music Shop

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At AU$100 they're a lot cheaper than importing a Beachtek or JuicedLink.

Is it effectively doing the same thing as those boxes? (No tripod thread tho...)
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Old September 28th, 2009, 09:56 PM   #2
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A DI box takes unbalanced instrument or line level sources and outputs a balanced mic or line level signal on XLR. The Beachtek etc mixers take XLR in through a gain stage and output a signal suitable for your camera (whether line or mic on 1/8", 1/4", XLR)

In other words, this is the wrong tool for the job.
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Old September 28th, 2009, 10:03 PM   #3
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They're not at all the same sort of device.

The ART AV Direct is a DI box. It's taking line/speaker level signals and converting to mic level. Beachtek and Juicelink boxes are basically just converting XLR mic/line to 1/8" mic and providing phantom power.
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Old September 29th, 2009, 01:12 AM   #4
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gotcha - thanks gang.
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