The ProCo Model DB1 is a simple passive direct box that offers clean, reliable performance. It can be used for nearly any instrument or signal source, from electric bass, keyboards and drum machines to sub-mixers and external speaker outputs*. <p>The DB1 preserves the "punch" and clarity of the sound that is often lost when mic' ing a speaker, while eliminating the leakage, distortion and coloration. The signal delivered to the P.A. or studio mixer is crisp and clean - a vital element in retaining the full depth and brilliant sound of digital instruments such as synthesizers and digital drum machines.<p>The DB1 may be inserted into the signal path at virtually any stage required. For instance, a bass guitar signal can be "taken direct" from the instrument for a clean, natural tone, from a preamp or line output for a punchier or "equalized" sound, or from the speaker output of the amp if a dirtier "edge" is desired. For stereo or multi-channel applications such as Keyboards or digital drums we recommend the DB2 or DB4A. The four-channel, rack-mountable DB4A Quad Direct Box is highly recommended for multi-channel applications.<p>Built for the road, but equally at home in the recording studio, the DB1's rugged 16-gauge steel and aluminum "Uni-box" enclosure is finished in a durable black texture powder coat finish with black anodized aluminum side channels. The uniquely slotted side channels allow for stacking on top or strapping side-to-side of virtually any number of ProCo TradeTools devices using the Uni-box construction. Easy to read control graphics are incorporated into the Lexan® top panel overlay.