Palmer Audio PDI 09 – Passive DI Box for Guitars
The Palmer Audio PDI 09 is a Passive DI Box for Guitars. it is essentially a Speaker Simulation.
Palmer has designed the PDI 09 specifically for guitars. However, is it is not suitable for direct connections to a guitar. You need to connect the PDI 09 between an effect device; such as a multi-FX or an amplifier and the mixing console.
The integrated filter circuits simulate the authentic ‘Speaker Sound” and you have the ability to alter the Attenuation if required. The tone variations can vary between “Mellow”, “Normal”, or “Bright”; as well as the ability to attenuate the signal strength by 30db, 15db, and 0dbs. This is a fantastic signal volume control feature on the PDI 09.
Live performance practicality
The PDI 09 is a wonderful live-performance accessory in particularly for small gigs or working with inexperienced teams. It is an alternative to miking up a guitar speaker; because it can bypass the cabinet and go straight into a mixing console.
As an example. If you find yourself at an event where the cabinet is just too loud or perhaps there is no space for your cabinet; You can connect your guitar into your fx board, then into the PDI 09 and directly into the console. More specifically, the guitar FX board signal enters the input of the PDI 09. You can now use the output of the PDI 09 and into a mixing console. And if you would still like to monitor the sound with your cabinet, just use the Thru output.
In conclusion, if are looking for an easy-to-use speaker simulator at a restrictive event; then the PDI 09 is a fantastic alternative to the traditional method of miking up a cabinet speaker.
Palmer offers a wide range of DI boxes for your guitar. And they are available at your local DJ City store.