Radial Engineering has added the StageBug SB-1 to its line of direct injection boxes. Designed to fit inside the string pocket of a guitar case, the DI is intended primarily for acoustic guitars, the StageBug SB-1 is an ultra compact active direct box using standard 48V phantom power.

Radial Engineering StageBug SB-1‘Radial already makes more types of direct box than any other manufacturer, so adding another model to our lineup is not something we would do unless we had good reason,’ says Radial Sales Manager, Roc Bubel. ‘In this case, it came down to getting inside the case.

‘Today, more and more musicians are traveling light in order to keep costs down. This is particularly important since airlines are now charging for extra baggage. The other reality is that most venues or clubs tend to have low-end DI boxes that do not sound very good. So more musicians are now equipping themselves with their own DI to ensure they can deliver as good a quality signal as possible to the PA system. We combined these two needs to create the StageBug SB-1 – the most compact, yet high performance Radial DI ever.’

The box features a standard quarter-inch hi-Z instrument input, a low-Z balanced output to feed a PA system, plus a tuner output that also serves as a thru connection to feed an on-stage amp. All connectors feature glass-filled nylon construction and nickel-silver contacts. Through-hole parts are used throughout, combined with a full ground plane to reduce noise.

StageBug offers a 20Hz to 20kHz frequesncy response, while being able to handle extreme dynamics. It is also equipped with a -15dB pad to handle high-output active instruments and a 180°polarity reverse to help tame hot-spots on stage and eliminate feedback.

The StageBug SB-1 is now shipping.

More: www.radialeng.com

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