AEA TDI Direct Box New

  • $ 299.00


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Using a proprietary circuit design by Fred Forssell and a superclean Lehle step-down transformer, the ultra-transparent TDI can capture outstanding sonic performances with minimal distortion, noise interference, and signal loss from long cable runs.

  • Super clean and musical circuit design
  • Compact, road-ready design with rugged durability
  • 20 dB pad, ground lift switch, and paralleled throughput
  • Made in the U.S.A.

Simple, straightforward design

Inspired by our straightforward design philosophy and our desire to offer an outboard DI alternative, we created the AEA TDI.

The phantom-powered TDI offers a passive THRU-put connection which allows the user to send incoming instrument signal to other instrument-level sources (amplifiers, pedals, etc.). This throughput feature, paralleled to the INPUT, is also useful for simultaneous wet/dry signal tracking.

The TDI pairs well with passive instruments (i.e. guitars, basses, piezo pickups) but, with a 20 dB pad, it can also handle signals from active instruments, synths, or speakers.

“This new direct box designed by Fred Forssell is a thing of elegance in design and sonic beauty. With a ten megohm input impedance this circuit has gobbs of headroom.”

– Paul du Gré, Engineer/Mastering Engineer (Vitamin String Quartet, Leo Kottke, Los Lobos)

“It’s easy to do great work when you have great tools. The AEA TDI sounds incredible. It’s built like a tank, and it easily put my other DI’s in the bottom drawer.”

– Roger Alan Nichols, Songwriter, Producer, Engineer & Mixer (Hayley Williams, Steven Tyler, Tracy Nelson, Larkin Poe)

“This new active DI from AEA captures direct signals with great clarity and a full frequency response, without any harshness. Whether I’m capturing a return from a tape echo or spring reverb, or a guitar, bass or keys DI to re-amp later, this is my go-to DI box.”

– Ben Tolliday, Engineer (Lord Huron, Hozier, Alanis Morissette)