AEA TDI

DI Box

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Versatile and durable DI Box, ideal for a broad spectrum of instruments. It combines ultra-low-noise buffering, advanced circuitry, and a super-clean transformer to ensure outstanding sonic performance. The TDI's robust design, versatile connectivity options, and compatibility with passive and active instruments make it an excellent choice for professionals seeking reliability and quality in studio and live settings.

At a glance

  • Buffers high impedance signals without clipping.
  • Ensures longevity in both studio and live settings.
  • Ideal for guitars, basses, keyboards, and more.
  • Crafted by Fred Forssell for minimal distortion and noise interference.
  • Preserves signal integrity, especially over long cable runs.
  • Enables routing to other instrument-level devices and simultaneous wet/dry signal tracking.
  • Accommodates both passive and active instruments, including synths and speakers.

The AEA TDI is an active DI with an ultra-low-noise JFET to buffer high-impedance instrument-level signals without causing clipping. This robust device is encased in a durable steel chassis, ensuring reliability both in-studio and onstage. It's well-suited for various instruments, including guitars, basses, and keyboards. Every TDI is meticulously assembled at the AEA headquarters in Pasadena, CA.

Advanced Circuitry and Transformer

The device boasts a proprietary circuit designed by Fred Forssell and a superclean Lehle step-down transformer. This advanced technology enables the TDI to deliver exceptional sonic clarity by significantly reducing distortion, noise interference, and signal loss, especially during long cable runs.

Design Philosophy and Connectivity

Reflecting a commitment to simplicity and practicality, the TDI was developed as a high-quality outboard DI alternative. It features a phantom-powered design and includes a passive THRU-put connection. This allows for routing the incoming instrument signal to other instrument-level devices like amplifiers and pedals. The parallel throughput to the INPUT is especially beneficial for simultaneously tracking wet/dry signals.

Versatility and Compatibility

The TDI is compatible with a broad spectrum of instruments. It is particularly effective with passive instruments such as guitars, basses, and piezo pickups. Additionally, thanks to its 20 dB pad, it can effortlessly manage signals from active instruments, synths, or speakers.

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