The DIB-443 "SIDEKICK" from Hosa
is a passive direct injection transformer that changes guitar or bass
signal to a low-impedance signal appropriate for sending down the snake
to the house (or studio) mixing console's XLR inputs.
"INST/SPKR" switch, when placed in the SPKR position allows an
amplifier's extension speaker output to drive the line, thus preserving
the original amp sound. A Ground Lift switch breaks ground to help
trouble-shoot and terminate 60Hz "ground-loop" hum.
Since the DIB-443 is a passive device, no powering is required.Allows
for connecting a electric guitar or bass directly into a mixer without
losing tone due to impedance mismatch, long cables or cycle hum Converts any unbalanced line-level signal to balanced mic-level output Ground lift switch prevents ground-loop hum Ultra-compact, all-metal and road suitable housing Hosa Technology DIB-443 Specs Input Connections1 x 1/4" TS phoneOutput Connectors1 x XLR1 x 1/4" TRS phoneInput LevelNot specified by manufacturerOutput LevelNot specified by manufacturerControlsGround lift switchFrequency ResponseNot specified by manufacturerNoiseNot specified by manufacturerPowerPassive - not requiredDimensions (WxDxH)3 3/4" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2"SpecialtiesNo external power source required Packaging Info Package Weight1.1 lbBox Dimensions (LxWxH)9 x 6.4 x 2"