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Radial PZ-DI Orchestral Active Instrument DI Box

SKU: RA-PZ-DI

$479.00$379.00
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RADIAL – SHOWGEARONLINE

In business since 1992 and based in Port Coquitlam, BC, Canadai Radial engineering is responsible for what are arguably two of the best direct boxes on the market, the JDI and the J48. As the maker of some of the best pro audio gear in the business Radial’s products have graced the stages and studios of many of music's biggest acts including Rush, U2, Bruce Springsteen, AC/DC, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Al Schmitt, and Elliot Scheiner, among many others. All the products are proudly Canadian-made and are also regularly chosen by audio/video integrators for use in non-music applications but where pristine audio is required.

Variable Load Active DI with Piezo Optimized Input

The PZ-DI is a high-performance specialized active direct box designed to accommodate acoustic and orchestral instruments, with a selectable input impedance that can accommodate magnetic pickups or piezo transducers, and a variable low-cut filter.

  • Optimized for orchestral instruments on a live stage
  • Adjustable load for piezo and magnetic pickups
  • Variable low-cut filter to control low frequency resonance
  • Powered by 48V phantom, no batteries required

Piezo problem solver

The PZ-DI has a variable load selector switch that allows you to set the input impedance of the direct box, so you can optimize the performance with your instrument's pickups. The 1 meg ohm position delivers the classic impedance found on most active DI boxes, while the 220k ohm setting warms up the tone of magnetic pickups to provide the feel and tone as if your instrument were connected directly to an amplifier. The third setting is an ultra-high 10 meg ohm impedance that is specifically designed for piezo transducers, helping compensate for the harsh or squawky tone that can occur when a piezo is connected to a lower impedance input.

Variable filter to suit any instrument

To remove unwanted resonance on stage and prevent feedback, the PZ-DI is equipped with a fully-variable low-cut filter that gently rolls off low frequencies. The roll-off point of this filter can be raised or lowered to match the frequency response of your instrument, with a lower point for acoustic bass and a higher setting for violin or banjo. A switchable high-cut filter is also included, which is useful on instruments such as acoustic guitars that incorporate a battery-powered preamp, softening any harshness or high frequency edge for a smoother tone.

Using the PZ-DI with a piezo

Piezo pickups often sound harsh and unnatural. The PZ-DI solves the problem with a 10 meg-ohm input impedance that extends the frequency response and smoothes out the peaky edges. Adjust the low-cut filter to size the instrument and reduce unwanted resonance.

Using the PZ-DI with active acoustics

The convenience of a built-in pickup and battery powered preamp makes it easy to plug-in and play. But with less than ideal electronics, these instruments end to sound brittle and unnatural. The PZ-DI helps with a low-pass filter that gently smoothes the top end plus a variable low-cut filter to eliminate resonance.

Using the PZ-DI with a magnetic pickup

Optimize the tone of the bass by setting the load to 220k-ohm. This produces a warmer tone and natural feel that is particularly useful when recording or when preparing to Reamp. When touring with low-output vintage instruments, set the impedance to 1 meg-ohm to reduce the load.

 

 

 

 


SHIPPING INFO

Thankyou for shopping with Shake It Up Music!

We offer 3 shipping options for your order. These will be available to select at checkout; 

1. Free Shipping (orders over $99)

We offer FREE SHIPPING on most orders over $99 to QLD, NSW, VIC, ACT and SA! Deliveries are sent via courier, and tracking will be emailed to you when your order is dispatched.

Some large and bulky items attract a freight charge. Most shipping costs for these items will be displayed on checkout. Some products we request you call first for a quote before purchasing. Thanks.

Free shipping is not available to WA, NT or TAS. Freight charges to these locations will be displayed in the cart on checkout.

If your delivery address is rural, or our couriers can not service your area, we will ship via Australia Post.

2. Collect In-Store 

If you live local, you are more than welcome to visit us at the store to collect your order. Please call us ahead of time on (07) 5441 5454.

Store opening hours and street address is:

Shop 4/ 186 Currie St, Nambour QLD 4551

  • MON-FRI 9am to 6pm
  • SAT 9am to 5pm
  • SUN Closed

3. Shipping Charged (Orders under $99)

Orders under $99 will incur a small shipping fee. This is calculated at checkout based on the size and weight of your order. You can always add more items to your order to reach the $99 threshold and received FREE SHIPPING on your entire order! (QLD, NSW, VIC, ACT and SA only) Please note some heavy items will incur a small freight charge. This will be calculated at checkout.

Deliveries are via courier, and most orders will be delivered within 5 working days from shipping notification. Please allow up to 10 working days to to WA.

If your delivery address is rural, or our couriers can not service your area, we will ship via Australia Post.

Processing Time

We strive to process orders promptly and usually ship the following working day. You will received an email with tracking information as soon as your order is booked for collection with our couriers. Please allow 2 working days from purchase date before contacting us for shipping information.

Delivery Time

Most orders will be delivered to you within 5 working days from shipping notification. Please allow up to 10 working days to to WA.

International Shipping

Shake It Up Music does not ship internationally at this time. Sorry for any inconvenience. 

Radial PZ-DI Orchestral Active Instrument DI Box

Radial PZ-DI Orchestral Active Instrument DI Box

$479.00$379.00
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