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The AR-133 Active DI Box from BSS Audio uses an enhanced version of the same audio path as the AR-116, now regarded by many people as a reference sta...Click To Read More About This Product

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Added functionality and enhanced audio performance for a price that won't break the bank.

The AR-133 Active DI Box from BSS Audio uses an enhanced version of the same audio path as the AR-116, now regarded by many people as a reference standard. The sound quality is legendary, particularly on acoustic and bass guitars. Numerous applications can be satisfied by the AR-133. For example, as well as the traditional guitar use, the AR-133 can be used with keyboards, DJ consoles, amplifier outputs, and other electronic sources. An additional bonus is the ability to use the AR-133 as an active balancing device.

Input connectors are both 1/4" jack sockets and an XLR socket, the latter meaning that the AR-133 can be used to convert unbalanced signals to a balanced output on XLRs throughout. The arched case allows cables to run back underneath the unit from the end for neat cable management. Input attenuation is 0, -20 or -40dB, making the box suitable for instrument, line or amplifier levels on inputs. On the output side, a ground-lift switch is provided for quick solutions to ground-loop problems.

The BSS AR-133 includes phantom power and battery supplies as standard. Should the phantom power from the console fail or be accidentally switched off, the AR-133 automatically switches over to the internal 9V battery providing uninterrupted use. This unit is housed in a rugged aluminum extrusion case, with robust polyurethane end-cheeks which give the AR-133 a very distinctive look.

MPN: BSSAR133
FEATURES
  • Switchable input
  • attenuation
  • 0dB for guitar-type
  • pickups
  • -20dB for line level
  • signals
  • -40dB for speaker
  • feeds
  • Matches the level and impedance
  • with unity gain without
  • loading the source
  • Can drive signals up long cable
  • lengths
  • Powered from console
  • phantom power or internal
  • battery
  • Automatic switchover to battery
  • if phantom power fails
  • Parallel Link Jack output to feed
  • amplifiers directly
  • Parallel XLR input for
  • converting unbalanced outputs
  • to balanced lines
SPECIFICATIONS
Input Section
  • Input Impedance
  • 1MOhm (pad at 0dB)
  • 47kOhm (pad at -20dB)
  • 47kOhm (pad at -40dB)
  • Max Input Level
  • +9dBu (pad at 0dB)
  • +29dBu (pad at -20dB)
  • +49dBu (pad at -40dB)
  • Connectors
  • Two Parallel 1/4" jack connectors and a parallel XLR connector (unbalanced)
  • Jack:
  • Tip Hot (+ve)
  • Sleeve Ground
  • XLR:
  • Pin 2 Hot (+ve)
  • Pin 1 & 3 Ground
Output Section
  • Output: Transformer Balanced
  • Max. Output Level: +8dBu into 600 ohms or greater
  • Connector: XLR3-32 or equivalent
System Performance
  • Distortion (THD):
    < 0.005% at 1kHz, 0dBu output
    Noise: < -105dB unweighted, 22hz-22khz, rms*
    Frequency Response: 30Hz to 20kHz, +0dB/-1dB
General
  • Main/Standby battery: 9 volt PP3 type, preferably alkaline.
  • Current drain: on phantom - less than 7.5mA, on battery - less than 2mA
  • Phantom Power: +20 volts DC to +48 volts DC
  • Weight: 650 gms, excluding batteries.
  • Overall Dimensions: 59 mm x 124 mm x 143 mm (2.3" x 4.9" x 5.6")

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