Phoenix Audio N-8 DI 8 Channel DI
The Phoenix Audio “N-8 DI” is a high-quality, active, 8 channel DI, with Class A, discrete, high-impedance inputs (10M), and Class A, discrete, transformer balanced outputs.
The Phoenix Audio N-8 DI is an 8 channel DI built around a fully discrete Class-A circuit design, all hand-wired with military-grade silver connections into a rugged and portable steel box. Phoenix's transformerless, ultra-high impedance (10Mohm) input stage assures that your signals are delivered into the circuit in their full glory. No treble roll off, or sluggish bass response as is rampant with so many DIs. Instead, you'll hear the full-bodied, punchy sounds necessary for delivering the powerful, often bombastic and complex, signals of modern music. Guitars and basses will sing; lush synths will swarm; hard-hitting drum machines will thump and crack—each sound rendered with its transients and full frequency spectrum in tact.
Versatile Transformer-Balanced Output
The output stage of the Nice DIs uses Phoenix Audio's renown DSOP-2, an all discrete output amp based on head-designer Dave Rees's infamous TF1 amp (which he developed for use in vintage Neve modules). With its custom-wound DB694 transformer and enormous headroom, the DSOP-2 can be driven to taste. Deliver more gain to achieve a beautifully saturated sound, back off for a cleaner, hi-fi sound, or choose any flavor in-between. And because these DIs can accept unbalanced line level or levels up to 0db you can use the N8, for example, anywhere a line-amp is necessary: along side your console, in a live setting, or simply in any patch to pick up that Class-A tone. With an easily recalled stepped gain control on every channel, dialing in your exact sound is a breeze. You'll find these to be the most musical, intuitive and versatile DIs you've ever used, capable of breathing new life into any direct injected signal.
Phoenix Audio N-8 DI Features:
- 8 Channels of Class A active DI
- 1U chassis & lockable external PSU
- Jack & through jack on every channel
- 8 channel Main outputs on D-sub
- 8 channel Monitor outputs on D-sub
- 15db pad on every channel
- Phase reverse on every channel
- Individual ground earth lift switch on every channel