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Samson MD1 Mono Passive Direct Box

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MSRP: Old Price $69.99 Discounted Price $39.99 Save : $30.00 (43%)
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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.

  • 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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WARNING: This product contains Chemicals, including DEHP, known to the State of California to cause birth defects and other reproductive harm

Excellent product


Overall great product with affordable price. Shipment was on schedule with no issues.




Solid reliable product


I have used a few different brands, but I have found this to be exactly I want in DI box. Solidly built , no unneeded frills, and has been dependable at every gig.


Tampa FL


Affordable and durable!


The Samson DI box is a super well-built unit. The XLR plug holds a cable really well and it's durable enough to be a workhorse DI for any audio engineer. These boxes are a great value and a must have for any live sound technician! And if you're a keyboard player and show up with your own DI box the sound guy will love you for it.




Bought this as a spare.


Bought this as a spare. Hooked it up in the studio and was pleasantly surprised. It does exactly as it is supposed to do. The thing is built like a tank. Heavier than all my more expensive DI's. I would definitely buy this product again. And, will probably buy a few more.

Hit Man



Nice 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.


Cincinnati, OH


Solid DI 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!!

Gerald @ Sam Ash #56

Cincinnati, OH


Should be in everyones gig bag


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!!!




Straight forward DI 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






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.






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

Darius T

Edison, NJ


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