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Klark Teknik DN100 V2 Active Direct Box Standard

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A road-ready direct box for pristine instrument tones.

The Klark Teknik DN100 V2 mono active direct box brings studio-quality sound to the stage. Its premium audio transformer and low-noise circuitry capture every nuance of your bass, keys or guitar with exceptional clarity and dynamic range. Bright LEDs confirm status of the -30dB pad, 48V phantom power and ground lift at a glance even on dark stages. Take your tone from studio to stage with the road-ready DN100 V2 direct box.

High-Quality Audio Transformer for Clarity and Dynamic Response

At the heart of the Klark Teknik DN100 V2 is a custom-wound audio transformer, selected after extensive listening tests to capture all the subtle tones and textures of your instrument. The transformer provides a balanced, isolated output over XLR, maintaining pristine audio quality even over long cable runs. Careful tuning of the transformer's frequency response and surrounding impedances ensures rich, musical sound. A high-pass filter removes ultralow frequencies that fall below the range of most instruments, preventing distortion or transformer saturation.

Dual-Input Impedances for Versatility

The DN100 V2 direct box offers two input impedances to match any source. A standard 1/4" TS input has an ultrahigh 1 mohm impedance, ideal for passive pickups on guitars, basses and other instruments. The XLR input features a lower 20k ohm impedance for line-level sources like keyboards, drum machines or audio interfaces. Whichever jack you use, the custom low-noise input circuit preserves your tone with wide dynamic range and headroom up to +10dBu.

Full Galvanic Isolation to Eliminate Noise

Ground loops between improperly grounded equipment can add nasty hum and buzz to your sound. The Klark Teknik DN100 V2 provides complete galvanic isolation between input and output to banish noise. An internal transformer isolates the power supply, while the ground-lift switch breaks the connection between input and output grounds. Used together, these two techniques guarantee quiet operation regardless of the grounding situation.

Tour-ready Construction to Withstand Abuse

The DN100 V2 direct box is built tough to handle the stresses of touring and live gigs. An extruded aluminum chassis provides exceptional protection for the sensitive electronics inside. Thick rubber corners act as bumpers while insulating the case from vibrations. The rugged construction keeps your tone clear night after night. Bright status LEDs are easily visible on stage, letting you confirm proper operation at a glance.

    • 2 x 1/4" TRS and 3-pin XLR linked in parallel
    • 1 mohm nominal, balanced or unbalanced, 20 kohm (XLR only)
    Max Input Level
    • 35 dBu (with pad enabled)
      20dB padOutputsConnector
      • 3-pin XLR
      • 50 ohm
      Max Output Level
      • 15dBu with 10 kohm load
      Min Load
      • 600 ohm
      • -103dBu, 22Hz to 22kHz unweighted, with input terminated by 10 kohm resistor
      Frequency Response
      • 20Hz to 20kHz, ±1dB, 10 kohm load
      Distortion (THD + N)
      • Typically <0.005% @ 1kHz, +10 dBu
      Power RequirementVoltage
      • +48V phantom
      Current Consumption
      • <10 mA
      PhysicalDimensions (WxHxD)
      • 118 x 63 x 112 mm (4.7 x 2.5 x 4.4")
      • .97 lb.