The Sidekick Performance Passive DI Box makes it easy to connect your guitar, bass, or keyboard directly to a mixing console! It features an isolation transformer that transforms an instrument-level signal to a line-level signal.
Use the Sidekick to ‘go direct’ for a pure, clean, noise-free tone that is perfect for Digital Signal Processing (DSP) or throw the Inst/Line switch to Line position to allow your amp to drive the line for a natural, overdriven tone. Either way, it’s your sound all of it.
The Performance Passive DI Box DIB-443 “SIDEKICK” from Hosa is a passive direct injection transformer that changes guitar or bass signal to a low-impedance signal appropriate for sending down the snake to the house (or studio) mixing console’s XLR inputs.
An “INST/SPKR” switch, when placed in the SPKR position allows an amplifier’s extension speaker output to drive the line, thus preserving the original amp sound. A Ground Lift switch breaks ground to help trouble-shoot and terminate 60Hz “ground-loop” hum.
Since the DIB-443 is a passive device, no powering is required.