The Avenson Audio Small DI is a super small direct input box that can be used either on the stage or in the studio. I've used this DI in the studio, as this is where I work. This is definitely the smallest direct input box that I've used, although I'm not sure there is any real advantage to this. The box requires phantom power and has a 1/4" input for your instrument and an XLR output for sending the box to your preamp, console, interface, or whatever else you might have on the other end. It isn't a rack mountable piece of gear...
You really don't need to know much in order to use the Avenson Audio Small DI. Once you've made your connections you're good to go because it doesn't have any parameters or anything. Just make sure you've engaged phantom power on the other end since it does require it. A manual definitely isn't necessary, but I haven't seen one for this box so I can't speak to it's make up.
The sound of the Avenson Audio Small DI is everything you'd want in a DI box, as it won't color your sound at all and transparently relays information from your instrument to your preamp. The box can be used for recording anything where you'd want to grab a direct signal, but I've only used the box for recording bass guitar when I client brought it in. It doesn't really matter that there are no parameters since the goal is to get a clean, direct sound anyway...
I really don't have any complaints about the Avenson Audio Small DI, as it does a fine job for getting a DI signal. It wouldn't be my first choice for a DI since there are definitely models out there that are more versatile, but at the same time it would be adequate for me in almost any situation. The price isn't as cheap as you'd expect for a super small DI, but it's still not too bad. Those who are in the market for a nice sounding DI box sound definitely look into the Avenson Small DI.
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Riri912000's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Yes, input, output, requires a phantom power supply.
Respect for the instrument seems in total transparency.
Three-days of use.
"I like its compactness, its transparency.
-I compared with multiple inputs on preamps di (Onyx 800R, Bellari RP220) and SCV D12, 100 Behringer DI box and direct home-made transformer.
-Value / very good price.
I do it again-this choice because that's what I heard from more transparent and soft end of the electroacoustic (Godin and Martin in this case) I even went in with my Telecaster results very convaincants.La contruction breathing santé.De the more it's so compact that I'll probably buy a second for the campaign materials.