Warm Audio WA-DI-P Passive Direct Box



Warm Audio WA-DI-P Passive Direct Box




Whether you play acoustic-electric guitar, active bass, or keyboards, you’ll need a direct box that won’t diminish your instrument’s tone when recording or plugging into the board. Using premium components like a Cinemag transformer and leveraging elite build quality, the Warm Audio WA-DI-P Passive Direct Box is more than just a basic DI. There is no specific rule on when to use active vs. passive DIs, but a good guide is to use passive direct boxes with active sources like guitars and basses with active pickups. If you’re looking for a professional, durable DI, the Passive Direct Box from Warm Audio delivers premium features that help solve many audio issues live and in studio.

Intuitive, full-featured inputs and controls

Plug in your guitar, bass, keyboard, or other high-impedance instruments on the unit’s front panel. The Thru jack sits beside it, for easy access to run a line out to your amp, and the converted signal exits the unit via a sturdy XLR jack on the rear panel. The front-panel switches include Phase, Ground Lift, and Amp Out. On the back panel, you can choose to engage the variable pad to optimize the input signal for best performance.

Warm Audio WA-DI-P Passive Direct Box Features:

  • Passive direct box with Cinemag transformer
  • Converts a high-impedance unbalanced signal to a low-impedance balanced signal
  • Leaves your instrument’s tone and clarity intact
  • Variable pad from -3dB to -30dB lets you set an optimal input level to prevent distortion
  • Ground lift switch helps eliminate buzz and hum caused by ground loops
  • Route your amp signal to a live mixer or recording interface
  • Intuitive front- and rear-panel layout
  • Sturdy all-metal chassis can withstand the most rigorous use

Tech Specs

  • Type: Passive
  • Channels: 1
  • Pads: Variable, -3dB to -30dB
  • Polarity Switch: Yes
  • Ground Lift: Yes
  • Inputs: 1 x 1/4″ (instrument/amp)
  • Outputs: 1 x XLR, 1 x 1/4″ (thru)
  • Power Source: Passive
  • Manufacturer Part Number: WA-DI-P