The Radial SB-2 is a passive direct box designed for keyboards and active bass. Features stereo to mono mix function to save mixer channels.
The Radial StageBug SB-2 Passive is a high-performance direct box made for players who are on the move! Made to fit inside of a guitar case, the SB-2 is ultra compact yet is feature-packed to ensure great performance on any stage.
The compact design begins with a ¼" input and thru-put to feed the on-stage amp. This connects to the custom made Eclipse ET-DB3 transformer which performs the impedance matching and balances the signal. When using extra high output instruments, a -15dB pad can be inserted into the signal path. This enables the SB-2 to be used with active basses and digital pianos that often tend to overload the input side of the interface. An innovative stereo-to-mono merge function provides a convenient way to connect stereo keyboards and computers without having to reset the source for mono operation, saving time and input channels on the PA. The SB-2 output features an XLR wired to the AES standard with pin-2 hot.
Once connected, the SB-2 delivers a smooth warm sound reminiscent of older vintage gear. The Eclipse ET-DB3 transformer is magical in its ability to handle extreme signal levels with a natural compression that is pleasing to the ears. The transformer also helps eliminate hum and buzz caused by ground loops by isolating the input from the output. This is augmented with a ground lift switch that lifts pin-1 on the XLR for quiet, professional results.
These features make the StageBug SB-2 a great choice for electric bass, acoustic guitar and keyboards where small size and big performance matters!
Passive DI for bass, acoustic and keyboard
Ultra compact to fit in your guitar case
Plug & play easy to use feature set
Transformer isolation eliminates noise
Audio circuit type : Passive, transformer based
Number of channels : Single channel (mono)
Frequency response : 20Hz ~ 20KHz (± 0.5dB)
Dynamic range : 115dB
Maximum input : +20dB
Total harmonic distortion : 0.005% @ 1kHz
Phase deviation : 3° @ 100Hz; 8° @ 50Hz
Input impedance : 140k Ohms, unbalanced
Output impedance : 1k Ohms, balanced
Transformer : Eclipse ET-DB3, 12:1 ratio
Shield : Copper foil
Input pad : -10dB
Auto merge : Sums left & right sources to mono
Ground lift : Disconnects pin-1 at XLR output
XLR configuration : AES standard (pin-2 hot)
Connectors : 1/4" in & thru, XLR-M out
Construction : 14 gauge steel chassis & outer shell
Finish : Durable powder coat
Size : (L x W x D) 4.5" x 1,85" x 1.35" (114mm x 47mm x 34mm)
Weight : 0.55 lbs (250 grams)
Shipping size : (L x W x D) : 8" x 5" x 3" (203mm x 127mm x 76mm)
Shipping weight : 0.8 lbs (365 grams)
Power : Passive, no power required
Conditions : For use in dry locations only between 5°C and 40°C