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Type 10S Direct Box

Two channels of industry-leading technical performance, built tough and packed with new features.



The Type 10S is a two-channel version of the Type 10 direct box, delivering industry-leading technical performance with new features to meet the unique needs of stereo and two-channel users.

Precise performance

Unmatched technical performance separates the Type 10 / 10S DI boxes from all competitors. The result is a clean, precise sound.

Virtually indestructable

Armored inside and out, with a molded core wrapped in an extra thick architectural aluminum housing, our DI boxes are virtually indestructable.

Frequency Response10 Hz to 50 kHz (+/- 1 dB)
Deviation from Linear Phase:

30 Hz: +/- 2°

100 Hz to 20 kHz: 0°

Noise (shorted input, BW = 22 Hz to 20 kHz):1.8 uVrms (-115 dBVrms)
Distortion (1 Vpp in, RL= 1.2 kOhm through 200 feet of XLR cable):

THD (1 kHz): < 0.001%

THD (30 Hz to 20 kHz): < 0.005%

IMD (10 kHz/60 Hz, 4:1): < 0.002%

Cross-Talk Rejection:> 105 dB (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
Power Options:

48 V Phantom (1.5 mA)

9 V Battery (4.8 mA, 130 hours on a typical alkaline)

Input Protection:220 Vrms and 20,000 V static discharges
Transformer Isolation Voltage:> 500 V from instrument ground to either XLR output pin 1
Padding Settings:

0 dB

-15 dB

-30 dB

RF Filtering:

Input: 1.5 MHz low-pass filter

Output: 60 kHz low-pass filter

Maximum Input Level (1% THD):

0 dB pad: 5 Vpp

-15 dB pad: 28 Vpp

-30 dB pad: 158 Vpp

Input Resistance:

0 dB pad: 10 MOhm

-15, -30 dB pad: 10 kOhm

RCA and 1/8" inputs: 20 kOhm

Input Capacitance:240 pF (equal to 3 ft of low-capacitance guitar cable)
Output Polarity:Pin 2 positive
Dimensions:6.25" x 4" x 2" (159 mm x 102 mm x 51 mm)
Weight:31.2 oz (0.88 kg)

Direct Box Phase Inversion

Most DIs do not handle high signal levels with grace. Many use old and cheap op amps plagued by poor overload characteristics; most notably, phase inversion.

Phase inversion is where the op amp output abruptly transitions from one supply to the other on overload. This leads to countless non-linear artifacts, to put it mildly. In fact, phase inversion will even mask the original fundamental frequency of the source.