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Direct Box - Passive or Active?

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I'm going to be doing my first gig with a soundman since getting my Helix. I want to get a direct box to avoid any chance of phantom power getting turned on by mistake and damaging the Helix. Is there any reason for getting an active box over a passive one? 

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An active DI has a preamp in it to boost the signal. The signal coming from the Helix is plenty loud enough, so just use a passive one.

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Thanks, I ordered a Radial Pro DI. I found a used one in good shape. It should work well.

 

Good call - sound guy will give you less grief when he sees such a well respected brand of DI. 

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Good call - sound guy will give you less grief when he sees such a well respected brand of DI. 

 

Indeed!

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