Radial StageBug SB-5 Laptop Direct Box


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The Radial StageBug SB-5 Laptop Direct Box is a compact stereo direct box designed to accommodate laptop computers, tablets and other consumer audio products when amplifying the signal through a PA system.

The Radial StageBug SB-5 Laptop Direct Box is a stereo direct box that has been specifically designed to interface your laptop, tablet, smart phone or music player with professional audio systems.

The passive design of Radial StageBug SB-5 Laptop Dirct Box begins with an integrated input cable that connects from the headphone out via a flexible 1.5m (5') cable that is terminated with a standard 3.5mm (1/8") stereo connector. The cable is secured via a clamping strain relief and is wrapped using the sidewinder cleat for easy storage. This of course eliminates having to locate a cable making it easier to deploy in fast paced work environments. Inside, the unbalanced stereo signal is sent to a pair of custom wound transformers which balances the signals for long cable runs - upwards to 100 meters (300'), without noise. Transformers further benefit by isolating the computer from the PA system to help eliminate hum and buzz caused by ground loops. This is augmented with a ground lift switch to further reduce ground contamination.

A choice of output connectors is available including a stereo set of ¼" TRS jacks for full stereo operation or an XLR out that automatically sums the left-right program material to mono. This can save valuable channels on the PA system and makes setup easier in situations where full stereo reproduction is not required. A -15dB input pad may be engaged to reduce sensitivity and enable extra high output sources to be connected without distortion.

These features combine to make the Radial StageBug SB-5 Laptop Dirct Box the perfect tool-kit DI for the AV technician, media manager or traveling musician equipped with a computer.

Radial StageBug SB-5 Laptop Direct Box Features

  • Stereo direct box for laptop computer
  • Integral 1.5m cable with sidewinder cleat
  • Transformer isolation eliminates noise
  • Plug & play easy to use – no power required

Radial StageBug SB-5 Laptop Direct Box Applications

  • Using the SB-5 with a computer - Connect the headphone output from your computer directly into the Radial StageBug SB-5 for quiet performance each time. The sidewinder cable cleat makes storage easy and you never lose the cable!
  • Using the SB-5 with a tablet - The Radial StageBug SB-5 is your perfect direct box when extra portability is needed. Connect your iPad or Galaxy tablet to the Radial StageBug SB-5 via the integral 3.5mm cable connection and sum to mono via the XLR output.
  • Using the SB-5 with an iPhone - Need to play backing tracks in stereo? The Radial Stage Bug SB-5 makes it easy to connect from your portable music player. Connect from the headphone out to the Radial StageBug SB-5 and send a balanced stereo signal to the PA.

Radial StageBug SB-5 Laptop Direct Box Specifications

  • Technical Specs:
    • Audio Circuit Type: Passive, transformer based
    • Number of Channels: Two channels, mono or stereo outputs
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz ~ 20KHz (± 1dB)
    • Dynamic Range: 100dB
    • Maximum Input: +20dB
    • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.01% @ 1kHz
    • Phase Deviation: 2° @ 100Hz; 5° @ 50Hz
    • Input Impedance: 40k Ohms, unbalanced
    • Output Impedance: 2.8k Ohms, balanced
  • Features:
    • Transformer: Custom design
    • Input Pad: -10dB
    • Auto Merge: Sums left & right sources to mono at XLR
    • Ground Lift: Disconnects pin-1 at 1/4" TRS outputs
    • XLR Configuration: AES standard (pin-2 hot)
    • Input Connector: 3.5mm (1/8") integrated 1.5m (5') cable
    • Output Connectors: 1/4" TRS stereo / XLR-M mono merge
  • General:
    • Construction: 14 gauge steel chassis & outer shell
    • Finish: Durable powder coat
    • Size: (L x W x D) 4.5" x 1,85" x 1.35" (114mm x 47mm x 34mm)
    • Weight: 0.55 lbs (250 grams)
    • Shipping Size: (L x W x D) 8" x 5" x 3" (203mm x 127mm x 76mm)
    • Shipping Weight: 0.8 lbs (365 grams)
    • Power: Passive, no power required
    • Conditions: For use in dry locations only between 5°C and 40°C

Radial StageBug SB-5 Laptop Direct Box Includes

  • Radial StageBug SB-5 Unit
  • User Guide
  • 3 Year Warranty

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