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TYPE 10 DIRECT BOX

The Type 10 DI box combines exceptional ruggedness and versatility with an advanced design that sets a new standard for pure performance.

 

Features

 

Outstanding Performance

The Type 10 achieves the highest SNR, lowest phase deviation, and lowest distortion of any DI. Some boxes achieve low distortion over a narrow range of frequencies and levels, but end up coloring the low frequencies and distorting loud signals. The Type 10 maintains exceptionally low THD and IMD across the entire audio band, and for a wide range of input voltages, rendering your sound with extremely high fidelity.

Versatile

We understand that conditions on the road are not always ideal—noisy electrical systems, mix boards positioned across a stadium with low input impedance and low or no phantom power for your box. The Type 10 has rock solid isolation and is designed to drive any board across hundreds of feet of cable whether or not you have phantom power. That means that whatever environment you’re in, your sound will be consistently great.

Crush the Competition

Okay: we’re a little obsessed with direct boxes. We enjoy inspecting aluminum extrusions for nicks, browsing switch datasheets during lunch, and devising new ruggedness tests for our legendary Type 85, and new Type 10, Type 10S Stereo, and Type 85S Stereo boxes. In our defense, the DI is one of the first elements in your system, and the way it performs can make or break your sound. Every Countryman Direct Box is built unreasonably tough, because we know life on the road and in the studio is rarely reasonable. When it comes to outrageous ruggedness, Countryman DIs crush the competition.

Indestructable

Like the Type 85, the Type 10 is armored inside and out, with a molded core wrapped in an extra thick architectural aluminium housing. The switches and connectors are fully recessed. The electronics are just as tough—both the Type 10 and the Type 85 shrug off static spikes and will survive with the input connected directly to 110 V or 220 V line voltage.

Pure and Simple

The legendary Type 85 achieves greatness partly through its simplicity: no unnecessary roll-off switches or EQ options. With the new Type 10, we kept it simple while adding some new features that we think can really help you on the road. Handle sizzling hot outputs from active keyboards using the -15 dB pad with virtually immeasurable distortion. Use the edge of a coin to access the battery. Check the battery voltage and monitor the quality of the phantom power with the flip of a switch.

 

FROM OUR CUSTOMERS

 

“My console EQ went from creatively trying to place the instrument and make it sound real and believable to flat on the channel strip and absolutely sounding like the instrument itself.”

– Randy Lane, FOH Engineer – Carrie Underwood “Play On” Tour

Description

The Type 10 DI box is the ideal counterpart to our classic Type 85, combining the exceptional ruggedness and versatility of the Type 85 with an advanced design that sets a new standard for pure performance. Most direct box designs must make difficult trade-offs with your sound: ultra-low distortion can only be attained by increasing input noise; true ground isolation means high phase deviation or signal attenuation. The Type 10 takes a radically new approach, with an analog circuit that tunes itself to deliver your sound with the lowest distortion, lowest noise, and highest accuracy of any direct box. The result is a clean, precise sound that is completely faithful to the original.

 

What’s Included?

 

  • Type 10 Direct Box

 

Tech Specs

Frequency Response: 10 Hz to 50 kHz (+/- 1 dB)
Deviation from Linear Phase: +2° (30 Hz), 0° (100 Hz – 20 kHz
Noise (shorted input, BW = 22 Hz – 20 kHz): 1.8 μVrms (-115 dBVrms)
Distortion (1 Vpp in, RL = 1.2 kΩ through 200’ of XLR cable):

THD: < 0.001% at 1 kHz, < 0.005% from 30 Hz to 20 kHz

IMD: < 0.005% (10 kHz/60 Hz, 4:1)

Power Options:

48 V Phantom (1.5 mA)

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

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

0 dB

-15 dB

-30 dB

RF Filtering: 1.5 MHz (input), 60 kHz (output) low-pass filters
Maximim Input Level (1% THD):

6 Vpp (0 dB pad)

33 Vpp (-15 dB pad)

190 Vpp (-30 dB pad)

(Equal to 1,100 Watts into 4 Ohms

Input Resistance: 10 MΩ (0 dB pad), 10 kΩ (-15, -30 dB pad)
Input Capacitance: 240 pF (equal to 3 ft of low-capacitance guitar cable)
Output Polarity: Pin 2 positive
Dimensions: 1.75 x 3 x 6 in (45 x 77 x 152 mm)
Weight: 20.8 oz (.59 kg)

 

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