Little Labs STD Instrument Cable Extender
The Little Labs STD Rev 2 allows you to use long microphone cables or microphone tie lines to extend your guitar or any instrument cable without the loss of tone and increase of noise associated with long instrument cable runs.
The Little Labs STD allows you to use long microphone cables or microphone tie lines to extend your guitar or any instrument cable without the loss of tone and increase of noise associated with long instrument cable runs. It also has two outputs for splitting between two amps or between an amp and a direct injection box, with a selectable ground lift on one output to eliminate ground loop problems. The STD is the perfect solution for: the live player who is tired of the tone sucking wireless rigs but still needs to be able to walk more than ten feet from his amp; the studio player who needs his amplifier in isolation, but himself in close proximity to his band mates; the recording engineer using control room rack mounted direct injection boxes with a player located in the studio or isolation booth.
The single transistor unity gain buffer circuit utilized in the STD is mounted inside the special copper tipped phone plug itself. This elegantly simple buffer circuit was designed to load the instrument pickup properly for a natural frequency response regardless of cable length and also will eliminate susceptibility of the cable to extraneous noise sources. The rugged cast aluminum base unit which sits next to the amp or direct injection box contains the mating circuitry which utilizes high quality audio graded parts, including Elna Cerafine and Dale Vishay. The STD base unit is powered by two nine volt batteries that with regular use will last over one year. Little Labs once again has addressed a common studio and live sound problem with a simple effective and reasonably priced solution.
Little Labs STD Instrument Cable Extender Features
- Extends instrument cables using mic cables and/or tie lines
- Single transistor buffer technology
- Reduces cable noise susceptibility while preserving tone
- Sonics of a 10ft. Boutique guitar cable in a 80ft. run
- Dual outputs for feeding two amps or an amp and a Direct box
Little Labs STD Instrument Cable Extender Includes
- Little Labs STD Instrument Cable Extender
- XLR to TRS cable
What We Think
"Finally, an STD that you'll want! If you record bands, then you've likely been in this situation: The band all wants to play together in the same room, the guitarists have combo amps and you want to get clean drum tracks without any bleed - How do you get the amps down the hall and into another room without losing signal and compromising sound quality or risking the injection of noise by running long unbalanced guitar cables to the amp? Well, the Little Labs STD is a fantastic little box and cable combination that solves this issue perfectly. The STD allows me to get great sounding guitar tracks that are isolated away in rooms far from the band. The STD lets you get multiple outputs too, so you can plug up to a DI like the Redeye or the Multi Z PIP (which both offer nice Re-Amping capability in conjuction with their DIs for quick edits to the DI signal and re-recorded amps sounds without having to go out and re-patch everything). Little Labs has once again come up with another indispensable studio tool in the STD."
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Pain to change the battery, had to go buy an allen wrench. Why not just use philips screws?