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Samson MD1 Pro Passive Direct Box

Samson MD1 Pro
Samson MD1 Pro
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List Price: $89.99
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Product Code: 9999-01151


Samson MD1 Pro Passive Direct Box

The Samson MD1 Pro Mono Passive Direct Box combines premium sound circuitry with durable, roadworthy construction, providing high-quality solutions for line, instrument and speaker level signals.

The MD1 Pro allows balanced lines to be sent from your instrument long distances without inducing noise. The MD1 Pro features Samson's STLX Mu-Metal shielded transformer that delivers an extended, flat frequency response with ultra-low distortion and superior protection against hum and RF interference. The MD1 Pro's balanced output provides a clean signal that is less susceptible to noise than an unbalanced line, allowing for longer cable runs. The MD1 Pro also includes a 3-position 0dB/-15dB/-30dB attenuation switch to toggle between line and speaker level signals.

The MD1 Pro's Thru jack enables you to tap off the signal from the input and pass the signal to an amplifier or monitor without affecting the original audio. This can eliminate the need for miking guitar amplifiers, which depending on your application may be preferable, especially as more musicians are using in-ear monitors.

Housed in a 14-guage noise-reducing steel chassis, the MD1 Pro is built to withstand the abuse of the most demanding live tours. Its rigid outer shell protects all the MD1 Pro's internal connections, switches and solder joints from failure, ensuring quiet, reliable performance.

Samson MD1 Pro Passive Direct Box Features

  • All-metal, impact resistant design
  • Samson STLX Mu-Metal shielded transformer
  • 3-position 0dB/-15dB/-30dB attenuation switch
  • Ground Lift switch
  • 1/4" Input and Thru
  • Balanced XLR output
  • No Phantom or Battery power required

Samson MD1 Pro Passive Direct Box Specifications

  • Type: Mono Passive Direct Box
  • Frequency Response: 18Hz to 40kHz 0.1dB
  • Maximum Input: +20dBu 0.35% THD
  • Dynamic Range: >100dB @ Balanced Output
  • Noise Floor: -117dB
  • Total harmonic distortion: <0.03% from 20Hz to 40kHz
  • Input impedance: 400kΩ
  • Output Impedance: 250Ω 20%
  • Transformer: Faraday Shielded Transformer
  • Transformer Ratio: 15:1
  • Input PAD Switch: 0dB, -15dB, -30dB
  • Ground Lift: Disconnects XLR pin-1 (Output)
  • Connectors: 1/4 Phone Jack, unbalanced (In & Thru), XLR, balanced (Output)
  • Construction: 14 gauge steel chassis
  • Dimensions 5 x 3.38 x 1.95
  • Weight 1.47lb

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bang for your buck June 10, 2010
Reviewer: KL from Singapore, Singapore Singapore  
This mic is value for money. And it does surprisingly well both live and in the studio. Initially purchased it as a secondary mic to use with my sequencer live, to record and loop acoustic instruments. I found myself switching between the 3 modes on the fly which was  useful going from one loop to another especially when you went from omni (percussion with splash cymbals) to cardioid (voice) for good rejection and a more focused sound. I now use it as a tom mic, with great results. Good buy!

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