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Countryman FET85 Direct Box

Countryman FET85 Direct Box


The classic Type 85 connects any high-impedance instrument pickup, even piezo pickups, to a balanced microphone (XLR type) input. It provides a strong, clean signal to the mix board without adding noise or distortion. It won't change the tone or volume you hear from your own amp like passive direct boxes. It won't break just when you need it. It won't develop a dead battery on stage because it runs on Phantom power.

FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20 Hz to 20 kHz (+/- 1 dB)
NOISE (SHORTED INPUT): 0.63 uVrms (-122 dBVrms)
DISTORTION (1 VPP IN):

THD (1 kHz): < 0.018%

IMD (10 kHz/60 Hz, 4:1): < 0.08%

POWER OPTIONS:

48 V Phantom (0.4 mA)

9 V Battery (400 hours on a typical alkaline)

INPUT PROTECTION: 220 Vrms and 20,000 V static discharges
VOLTAGE GAIN:

Pickup mode: -10 dB

Speaker mode: -46 dB

RF FILTERING:

Input: 250 kHz low-pass filter

Output: 30 kHz low-pass filter

MAXIMUM INPUT LEVEL (1% THD):

Pickup mode: 5 Vpp

Speaker mode: 300 Vpp

(Equal to 2,800 Watts into 4 Ohms)

INPUT RESISTANCE:

Pickup mode: 10 MOhm (10 times the input impedance of a typical guitar amplifier)

INPUT CAPACITANCE: 160 pF (equal to 2 ft of low-capacitance guitar cable)
DIMENSIONS: 5" x 3" x 1.75" (127 mm x 77 mm x 45 mm)
WEIGHT: 18.5 oz (0.52 kg)

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