The Countryman Type 85 Direct Box is super tough and connects any high-impedance instrument pickup, even peizeo pickups, to a balanced microphone (XLR type) output to instrument consoles. Unit provides strong, clean signal to the mix board without adding noise or distortion, and includes a parallel output to feed an on-stage amp. Provide 48 V phantom power and the Type 85 will automatically use it. Without phantom power, the Type 85 will run for about 400 hours from a single internal 9 V battery. Isolates ground, even when running on phantom power, to help eliminate hum and buzz from ground problems.
- Sturdy construction for protection and quality components for maximum sound quality
- Automatically uses phantom power when available
- Can be powered with a single 9V battery