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Frequently asked questions:

1 What is a DI Box for?
2 Why use a DI Box?
3 What is Phantom Power?
4 Why Balanced Output?
5 Battery Drawer?
6 Why no earth lift switch?


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Micro DI BoxMicro DI



Amp Interface    Amp Interface

To enable a previously recorded guitar signal in a studio to be fed into an instrument amplifer - with the output re-recorded to capture the sound of the amp and the room.

£56.00 inclusive of VAT and delivery

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Classic DI Box

After well over 20 years of continuous production of the original Orchid DI Box - we have produced a replacement. The well proven electronic design remains essentially the same - but is now housed in an extruded aluminium case.

In view of the long history of this design, the new model is to be known as our Classic DI Box.

Only £42.00 inclusive!

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Microphone Splitter

An 8 way Microphone Splitter is available housed in a shallow 2U high rack case

240.00 including VAT and delivery

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Mic Splitter
Contact Mic System

Designed for use with Microvox and other electret type contact microphones to amplify concertinas, accordians. melodeons. flutes and similar instruments. Powered from mixer Phantom supply - so no batteries needed.


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Transformer Isolator
Transformer Isolator
The input and output are completely isolated by a miniature high quality audio 1:1 ratio transformer.
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 Orchid Product Review:

Our Classic, Micro and Muting DI Boxes are reviewed in the MAY 2012 edition of Sound On Sound magazine.

Orchid DI Boxes review PDF

There are plots of frequency response, noise and distortion and distortion against input level of the Orchid Micro DI Box directly compared to a Radial J48 DI available:

Audio Precision analyser plots

The excellent results and very favourable comments made in this exhaustive and independent review confirm what our many customers and long established users already know about about our products!

Muting DI Box

Unique Product - available from stock now!

An active DI Box - based on the established well proven circuitry of our Classic and Micro DI Boxes - this design has a silent, clickless, muting facility.

£66.00 inclusive of VAT and delivery

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Dual Channel Transformer Isolator


Dual channel version of our popular Transformer Isolator. Ideal for use with lap top computers for noise free music replay into a mixing desk.

35.00 inclusive of VAT and delivery

XLR version: 37.00 inclusive of VAT and delivery



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A Dual Channel version of the Micro DI Box is now available and is ideal for use with keyboards and other stereo sound sources

£58.00 inclusive of VAT and carriage

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Acoustic mag

This issue contains a DI Box round-up, including reviews of our Classic and Muting DI Boxes - both gaining a high rating.