It's amazing how many cheap DI's I see in a years time. I've even seen major audio players hook up expensive bass guitars and keyboard synthesizers to those dinosaurs. They will spend thousands of dollars on their rig and then have their underpaid soundguy run your carefully created sound through a cheap $30 box. I hope you wouldn't sing through a $30 microphone, so why trust your sound to some cheap DI made by some wire company?
The Klark Teknik DN100 Direct Injection Box is a ground-up redesign that provides extended dynamic range, lower noise floor and all the world-class audio performance that you’d expect from Klark Teknik. DN100 is also designed to handle the rigours of life on the road: a thick aluminium shell protects the electronics, and this in turn is protected by a tough silicone rubber casing, which is replaceable and available as a spare part. They've also fitted a Kensington security slot in one of the end panels to allow the unit to be made secure using a Kensington MicroSaver security cable. (Click here for DN100EDS specifications)
It's not any more expensive than a couple of fill-ups of that SUV you drive. It's only $187.50 and what the heck, I'll even help you out. Bring me your old DI and I'll pay you $30 bucks for it if you replace it with the DN-100. I have found a few good uses for the old ones.
Electro-Voice's classy new replacement for the classic Entertainer System, the silky smooth sounds of the new EV Entertainer® can be heard emanating from Hemingway's Downtown, a sophisticated Greensboro drinking establishment, this weekend and every weekend. Smaller and more powerful than the original, the Entertainer is destined to remain the preferred choice of systems where simply nothing but the best will do.
Sound System Engineering by Don & Carolyn Davis has been my indispensable guide in the day-to-day work of designing sound systems for many years and it is still without peer. This accurate, complete, and concise tool is a necessary addition to the library of anyone involved in audio engineering. Many people have asked me where to get a copy so here is the link.
It's hard to imagine that three years have passed since CareySound introduced the amazing Dynacord Cobra System to our customers. And even after all that time, this system still amazes me. There must be over a hundred systems out there calling themselves line-arrays that are vying for your attention and yet the Dynacord Cobra System still has no peers. We posted a new video in the Movie section the the right called Six Minutes and Counting. Go watch the video now and then call us to set up a demo. I double dare you!
Rat Sound created a 'must have gadget' for audio personnel. There are many cable checkers available but this one deserves special attention.
First of all you don't have to have both ends of the cable connected to the tester. It comes with a sending unit and a sniffer unit. Plug the sender into one end of the cable (like at the end of a snake channel 200' out at FOH) and the sniffer into the other end. -OR- If your'e in the middle of a show just have your FOH engineer switch on phantom power for the channel in question & mute it (my only word of WARNING on an otherwise perfect device) then use the sniffer on stage. If all three LED's turn green all is well and if not you can check the included color reference chart for the correct diagnosis.
Secondly it's small (about the size of a mini-MAG-light) and extremely rugged. In fact I carry mine in an unused MAG-light belt holster. And finnally you can't beet the price. It can be yours for less than $50. You can order it directly from their website by clicking here.