Little Labs Redeye 3D Phantom Direct Box & Re-amplifier
The Little Labs Redeye 3D Phantom Direct Box & Re-amplifier is the best sounding, most flexible, easiest to use, and reasonably priced re-amping and direct box on the market. Featuring two custom wound transformers for special sonic characteristics and a high quality buffer for accurate tone, the Redeye 3D is a smart flexible audio tool to aid you in all stages of your production.
The Little Labs Redeye 3D Phantom Direct Box & Re-amplifier is the new improved major revision of the popular Little Labs Redeye direct box / re-amp box. More people are re-amping now than ever before, and the Little Labs knows re-amping! They made this new major Redeye revision because they wanted to make sure they continued to make the best sounding, most flexible, easiest to use, and reasonably priced re-amping and direct box product available.
For easy accurate re-amping the Little Labs Redeye 3D Phantom lets you listen thru your whole recording chain, from Redeye 3D direct box, to mic pre to DAW (or tape machine), to Redeye 3D Re-amp, to your guitar amp. In DI (direct box) mode the instrument / re-amp out on the front of the Little Labs Redeye 3D works as a thru signal so you can simultaneously feed your guitar amp while supplying a signal from the rear xlr to your mic pre and DAW or tape machine. In re-amp mode the instrument / re-amp out on the front of the Little Labs Redeye 3D signal comes from the line level output of the DAW or tape machine (converted to HI z guitar level signal) to feed your guitar amp. This simple way of listening thru the chain (re-amp mode) and being able to bypass the mic pre and DAW or tape machine in the chain (DI mode) makes level adjustments a snap. This also assures you a re-amped guitar sound that will be exactly what was heard when laying down the track.
The heart of the original Red Eye was a Little Labs custom wound transformer. This transformer was chosen for its sonic characteristics and is made with the same core material and winding technique as the legendary UTC transformers found in many classic pro audio devices. The Little Labs Redeye 3D features two of these excellent transformers for simultaneous direct box and re-amping use. They have also added to the Redeye direct box a very high quality, hi fi, phantom powered, high impedance (1MΩ or 10MΩ) instrument buffer. When you are using the Redeye with sensitive passive or piezo pick ups, this high quality buffer assures no tone change from loading will occur. For those who use active pick ups or prefer the sound of a passive direct box, you still have the option of plugging into the Little Labs Redeye 3D direct box passively as in the original Redeye.
The Little Labs Redeye 3D sounds amazing and even if you never used it for re-amping it is an incredible value just as a direct box. The Little Labs Redeye 3D phantom - the now even smarter flexible audio tool to aid you in all stages of your production.
Little Labs Redeye 3D Phantom Direct Box & Re-amplifier Features
- Simultaneous vintage transformer direct box and re-amping tool
- Phantom powered super hi fi buffered or passive direct box inputs
- Compare direct and re-amped signal with one button
- What you heard is what you will hear easy re-amping operation
- Easily interfaces pro gear with guitar gear and vice versa
- Expandable for daisy chaining redeyes to feed multiple amps or pedals
- Rack mountable 4 redeyes fit in a 1U space
Little Labs Redeye 3D Phantom Direct Box & Re-amplifier Specifications
- Manufacturer Part No: RED3D
- Device Type: Direct Box/Re-amper
- Through-Chain Monitoring: Yes
- UTC Transformers: Two
- Inputs: Phantom-Powered Buffered and Passive Inputs
- Rackmountable: Yes
- Finish: Black
- Dimensions: 12" x 9" x 2"
- Weight: 1.5 lbs.
Little Labs Redeye 3D Phantom Direct Box & Re-amplifier Includes
- Little Labs Redeye 3D Phantom Direct Box & Re-amplifier
- User Manual
- 2 Year Warranty
Little Labs Redeye 3D Phantom Direct Box & Re-amplifier Downloads
- Little Labs Redeye 3D Phantom Direct Box & Re-amplifier User Manual (PDF)
- Little Labs Redeye 3D Phantom Direct Box & Re-amplifier Tear Sheet (PDF)
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Great for international customers, good service, fast delivery, and well packaged.
Very happy with service and product. Loved the handwritten note on the packing slip.
I'm very pleased with my shopping experience on this one. They offered a low price on this unit and it arrived quicker than expected. The Redeye is a great product and I'm having fun with it already.
This is an amazing "little" unit. Incredibly simple to use and the phantom powered active DI just makes everything so easy to setup. No wall wart power supply to deal with and no cables to swap back and forth between DI thru and Reamp out connections. Basically a set and forget operation.
I love well thought out, cleanly designed gear that works elegantly and Little Labs delivers it in spades.
I have the earlier version of the redeye that is passive only DI. My only complaint of that box is not having an active DI is a hassle, and the passive DI sounds pretty bad on passive sources. So with this upgrade on the newest one, this box is a great deal and would be everything you need to Di and reamp. The reamp function is great, and I can't tell a difference between tracks recorded as usual, and one's that are recorded via reamping with my redeye.
simply pressing a button, you can listen to what you just recorded without disconnecting and reconnecting any cables.
truly practical !!
two inputs, one with and one without buffer, allowing you to register
any type of instrument with passive or active pickups.
another great feature is the button "earth lift" that allows you to remove any background noise and ground loop that is created by connecting the Redeye with the sound card and amplifier.
(In my case a RME Fireface 400 and a Koch studiotone XL)
now I can record my guitar at home
then bring the tracks in the studio and re-amplify very calmly.