L.R. Baggs Para Acoustic D.I.
L.R. Baggs Para Acoustic D.I.

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User Reviews: 55

All user reviews for the L.R. Baggs Para Acoustic D.I.

Average Score: 5.0 ( 5/5 based on 5 reviews )
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Audiofanzine FR 12/11/2008

Audiofanzine FR's review

5
(Originally written by Mediterran81/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
Analog preamp

5-band EQ (low, sweepable feedback filter, sweepable mid, presence, high)

FX loop, XLR output, volume control, phase inverter

Powered with a 9-volt battery or 48-volt phantom power (via XLR)

DI box with effect pedal volume level.

UTILIZATION

Very simple configuration requiring some audio knowledge. This DI box makes EQing very easy! It's a wonderfully effective tool!

Watch out for the GAIN control. It allows me to boost the sound of my electro-acoustic guitar or to boost the sound of a pickup with low output level.

It changes the sound of my electro-acoustic guitar into a rich and present one, even jazzy (sweeping the mids).

When I play at very loud volumes (100 watt Marshalls amps almost fully turned up) during rehearsals we have awful feedback problems. Solution: I turn the Notch control fully up. Then I turn the sweep knob until I find the feedback frequency (between G and B), then I turn down the Notch control until the feedback disappears! And you can trust me, it does disappear. For live gigs, this tool is a must have. Unless you'd rather spend more money on a feedback killer!

When the volume of the other guitarist of my band is higher than mine I either increase my pickup volume or the DI volume (not the gain).

When I bought the DI box I tested it by recording the pickup directly into my sound card. Afterwards I connected the DI box and compared the results. Damned! What a huge difference!

Moreover this DI box produces no noise whatsoever.

I was used to hear some noise when I increased the gain of my amp or aneffect pedal (even expensive tube amps and overdrive pedals)! I don't know how LR Baggs designed this DI box but even with full gain it produces absolutely no noise except in two cases:

1- If you use bad cables like YELLOW CABLES

2- If you're guitar pickup has a miserable quality.

And it's normal, the DI box can't do anything about it because it only amplifies the input signal.

Before you start crying because you think it doesn't work, check your cables and your pickup.

I also used this DI box with an electric guitar and a dynamic mic. That's versatility!!

To get an accurate sound I recommend you Monster or Cordial Pro Line cables.

Here are my settings for an acoustic sound:

Low: 12 o'clock

Notch: 7 o'clock - B

Mid : 9 o'clock - 1.2

Pres: 3 o'clock

Treble: 12 o'clock

Volume: 1 o'clock (but it can be less when I increase the volume of my guitar's pickup).

Gain: 9 o'clock.

When I want my clean sound to be louder than the other guitarist I set gain to 3 o'clock and Mid to 11 o'clock.

I connected a compressor pedal in the FX loop to boost my solo parts or to play power chords (for heavy metal riffs with an acoustic guitar).

I will soon add a link to some sound samples!

Otherwise, you can also get in touch with me and I'll send them to you!

Musicians ought to help each other ;)

For recording applications this unit can give you a great stereo sound using both outputs. Normal output connected to the amp and XLR output to the mixer.

This DI box doesn't like low-quality batteries! It likes Duracel batteries or 48-volt phantom power.

Don't expect this DI box to magically change your sound.

It allows you to get the best out of your guitar and to polish your sound, but not to color it.

A last remark: when you increase the Gain setting, you'll notice a sort of tube feel. But without sound coloration! It's magic.

SOUND QUALITY

This DI box enhances the sound of my pickup 200%.

The preamp sounds 100% transparent.

I'll soon upload a video! It will be clearer!

OVERALL OPINION

I've been using it for one month!

I like everything about this product! It's the (virtually) perfect DI box!

I only miss an external PSU, like an effects pedal. But I guess I know why it is so!

I also don't like the fact that the FX loop is stereo! It's difficult to find the right insert (Y) cable.

Yes I tested lots of similar products! Until now this one is the best!

The value for money is very good.

I think I will need a second DI box for my vocal mic and once I have the money, I'll buy a second Para DI.
Jeffouille 01/28/2010

Jeffouille's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
Everything is well thought input gain, parametric EQ, notch filter for feedback, loop end, battery or phantom power 48v, XLR output, phase reverse. Nothing is missing. It is beefy as a Soviet tank.

UTILIZATION

Again very easy for a bit which includes the principle of equalization. The knobs are small but easy to handle.

SOUND QUALITY

I re edited my mind after a trial "live": the result is finally live up to my expectations. I just had to pre pay a little at home, I got to the scales, I plugged in the XLR, the table in the room was supplied with 48v and there ... miracle! virtually any edits to the soundman, the sound was balanced and leveled the first blow, the boiboite not emit any noise, hum or buzz and the momentum was there.
In short, this DI is great for the use for which it was designed: LIVE!

OVERALL OPINION

I had returned to the shop and I recommended the same place, not understanding why the reviews were absolutely sure unhanimes and wishing I had not missed something ... I now know why critics are also good and I'll keep ... long, long time!
dar-dar 05/14/2009

dar-dar's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
Dj seen below.

USE

Simple, easy, very explicit manual

SOUND QUALITY

Tonn very transparency of the machine.

The eq is very effective and provides good scratch to give its full potential. Of course, you have to use a eq for not doing anything. But the result is.
My piezo equipped Guild D-TAR sounds better, warmer, accuracy of all.

I think that has not saved a piezo mediocre. It takes good stuff to be effective.

NOTICE GLOBAL

I acousticDI Tech21, the MAGICSTOMP acoustic, I had the Acoustimax BBE, the AD8 boss, I pass by various conventional DI.

There's no wiggle in my case, the LR baggs is before the 4 ddies acoustics.

No modlisations, no sim Pramp lamp. Just the right components that facilitate the work of the sound engineer. Be careful not to overdo it when even to give him the leeway depending on the location, the group etc etc.

In short, although happy with this product. I would not have believed it to be so good!
bsinda 07/17/2007

bsinda's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
Then
1 entry
1 effects loop input jack (stereo)
1 volume knob
A gain knob
1 XLR
1 amp output

Equalize one end (the top) and also a beautiful knob to remove the feedback and other drone aircraft) of a sound) with a kick back in front! impressive to see.

is pure analog! it made a United States and I got it for so cheap that it makes me laugh to see the European price (double)

UTILIZATION

The config is simple even for me and it can be further refined if we have some knowledge (the manual will help anyway)

SOUND QUALITY

How to ring a piezo m **** and to draw the ears of a pro? the answer is there ...

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 1 year. very simple, tough, I tried some more expensive DI but not as good.
I would do the selection again and I would buy two!
jforester 12/26/2006

jforester's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
Think guitar electro-Ac ... pure ... Analog Casing mtal, US-made (by hand) ... a strong smell (except may be the small plastic knobs on which should not jogging)

NB: works with the asset or liability with a rotary knob selection

UTILIZATION

Config clear ... yes
easy shipping rsultat net ds you tickle the four
succinct manual ... but the ear is not working ..! ;-)

SOUND QUALITY

Yes ... I branch a Seagull S6 anniversary in Saddle rises in Lr Baggs (logic), an Ibanez Benson style or bass during a shot ... ... and phantom pouic plug ... restitution chalheureuse Fidler and grain of each instrument ... good headroom ... well, no! ;-)

OVERALL OPINION

6 months of use and no complaints about the quality of this little wonder
... I think the pramp Taylor, etc., but the price!
Here is excellent, especially if you Achte to the US (Elderly kind ;-) )
Even with shipping ... 2X cheaper than in France !!!!!!!!!!!!
Indispensable, both in studio and scne, choice I do it again