The PZDI is a direct input box specifically designed for acoustic and orchestral instruments. Rather than go for a one size fits all DI the PZDI features a range of tools that allows you to get the best out of the instrument.
One of the main features of the PZDI is it's input impedance switch. This means that you can set the perfect impedance to suit the source, radically improving the overall tone of the instrument
- 1 meg-ohm- position delivers the classic impedance found on most active DI boxes.
- 220k-ohm- setting warms up the tone of a magnetic pickup to give you the feel and tone as if connected to a tube amplifier.
- 10 meg-ohm- The ultra-high impedance is used to compensate for the harsh, squawky tone that usually plagues piezo-equipped instruments.
You also get a high pass filter to eliminate unwanted low resonance, and a low pass filter to soften the hard edge of a guitar's piezo input for a smoother, more natural tone.
To maximize signal handling and reduce distortion, the PZ-DI incorporates an innovative DC to DC switching supply that converts the phantom power to deliver extra headroom. This provides ample dynamic range for acoustic instruments. Should an extra loud source such as an active bass or digital keyboard be encountered, simply activate the -15dB pad to satisfy the situation. Other problem solvers include a 180° polarity reverse switch to tame hot spots on stage that can cause feedback and a ground lift switch to help eliminate hum and buzz caused by ground loops.