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Samson MD1 Mono Passive Direct Box

 
4.8

(11 reviews)

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To the Max.

Samson's MD1 Mono Passive Direct Box combines premium sound circuitry with durable, roadworthy construction, providing high-quality signal connection solutions for a variety of live sound and recording applications. The MD1 allows clean, balanced lines to be sent from an unbalanced line or instrument signal to a microphone level balanced input.

Custom STL Transformer
The MD1 features Samson's STL transformer that delivers an extended, flat frequency response with ultra-low distortion. The MD1's balanced output provides a clean signal that is less susceptible to noise than an unbalanced line, allowing for longer cable runs.

Thru Jack
The MD1's Thru jack enables you to tap off the signal from the input and pass the signal to an amplifier or monitor without affecting the original audio. This can eliminate the need for miking guitar amplifiers, which depending on your application may be preferable, especially as more musicians are using in-ear monitors.

Roadworthy Construction
Housed in a 14-guage noise-reducing steel chassis, the MD1 is built to withstand the abuse of the most demanding live tours. Its rigid outer shell protects all the MD1's internal connections, switches and solder joints from failure, ensuring quiet, reliable performance.

Features
  • All-metal, impact resistant design
  • Samson STL transformer
  • Ground Lift switch
  • 1/4" Input and Thru
  • Balanced XLR output
  • No Phantom or Battery power required

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Samson Md1 Mono Passive Direct Box
 
4.8

(based on 11 reviews)

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5.0

Nice box!

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from Cincinnati, OH

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Samson Md1 Mono Passive Direct Box:

This is a sweet little direct box. Passive so you don't have to worry about batteries or power adapters. Just plug right in and you are ready to go! Has a ground switch, an XLR out and 1/4" for many applications! This is an awesome box.

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4.0

Solid DI Box!

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from Cincinnati, OH

Staff Reviewer

Comments about Samson Md1 Mono Passive Direct Box:

When I say solid, I mean this Direct Box is built like a tank!! Not only is it extremely durable, the Md1 is also built with great components giving it a broad frequency response with low noise/distortion. It also has a ground/lift switch and is passive so it does not require a battery or phantom power. Don't rely on a venue to have the gear you need anymore! Pick up one of these and know you'll have good, reliable sound from your DI box!!

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5.0

Should be in everyones gig bag

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from cincinnati

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Comments about Samson Md1 Mono Passive Direct Box:

Simple to use, no extras here. Just one very durable passive direct box but oh what a difference they make balancing a signal. And Sampson get's the price point right!!!

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5.0

Straight forward DI box!

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from Edison

Staff Reviewer

Comments about Samson Md1 Mono Passive Direct Box:

Easy to use and straight forward DI box. Low noise balanced output and a flat frequency response makes it perfect for studio or stage use. Super durable casing and affordable pricing makes this DI box the perfect answer to all your DI needs. Ultra low distortion doesn't effect your clean signal at all

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4.0

Solid

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from NYC

Staff Reviewer

Comments about Samson Md1 Mono Passive Direct Box:

Pretty rugged little box. It's a very simple DI without many bells or whistles but works great and the price is definitely right! Very well built, will last a long time.

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5.0

SIMPLE, DURABLE AND NECCESARY

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from Edison, NJ

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Comments about Samson Md1 Mono Passive Direct Box:

Samson's MD1 direct box is a must have for any musician as they are invaluable in most studio/live solutions. Definitely a useful tool for eliminating any unwanted noise from line sources and handline the conversion of its signal to a proper line level. Best of all, the MD1 gives you all the function you need at a price and build better than its competitors

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5.0

Great DI Box!

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from nyc

Staff Reviewer

Pros

  • durable
  • easy to use

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    Best Uses

    • live
    • recording

    Comments about Samson Md1 Mono Passive Direct Box:

    This Samson DI box is perfect for all your simple recording and live needs. These are very durable and work well with no frills and who needs frills! Get a few of these today, everyone could an extra DI box or two.

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    5.0

    Affordable and Straightforward

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    from Edison

    Pros

    • Affordable
    • Straightforwards

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        Comments about Samson Md1 Mono Passive Direct Box:

        This is a wonderful DI unit for anyone looking for something straightforward and affordable at the same time! The Unit offers a 1/4 input for anyone looking to put an acoustic guitar, or ever an electric drum kit or keyboard into the a main sound board via XLR. Good or live shows, or even home studios.

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        5.0

        ESSENTIAL TOOL

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        from INDIANAPOLIS

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • GROUND SWITCH
        • USEFUL TO HAVE

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • BASS PLAYERS
          • ELEC GUITARS
          • LIVE

          Comments about Samson Md1 Mono Passive Direct Box:

          The Samson MD1 mono passive direct box is an essential tool for any musician doing live or recording work. The MD1 is used for active sources of sound and is best applicable for acoustic-electric guitar, bass, and some keyboards. This DI box helps clean up noise related problems from live performances and is useful to have if you are touring. I'd recommend this tool to just about anyone who is a musician or a performer.

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          5.0

          Samson MD1

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          from Cincinnati, OH

          Staff Reviewer

          Comments about Samson Md1 Mono Passive Direct Box:

          This a quite possibly one of the most well built DI boxes I have encountered. If I dropped it on my toe it would break (my toe). Bad jokes aside...Di boxes are a quintessential piece of equipment. Every musician should have one (and even those who dont play instruments). If I run long strands of instrument cable or need to plug in for recording, I use one. They are great to run a bass straight into a mixer. It is great for dj's as well who want to run their computer into a mixer or speaker. They convert the signal to a proper line level and help eliminate signal degradation and noise!

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