Countryman TYPE 85 Direct Box

Product #46012
In stock with supplier Usually ships in 1 - 2 weeks

Countryman TYPE 85 Direct Box

Product #46012 | SKU DT85
In stock with supplier Usually ships in 1 - 2 weeks

Product Features
  • Pristine Audio Fidelity
  • Ground Lift Switch
  • Voltage Gain Selector
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Our Price $299.00 AUD
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The Countryman Type 85 is a compact direct box that connects instruments with high impedance pickups, such as piezo pickups to a balanced XLR type microphone input. The Type 85 utilises high quality components and class A circuitry to ensure pristine audio fidelity and lowest possible noise floor. A ground lift switch further minimises noise and hum caused by faulty electrical lines. The Type 85 operates via +48 Volt external phantom power or 9 Volt alkaline battery.

Key Features

Pristine Audio Fidelity
The Type 85 uses high quality discrete components into a single ended class A circuit resulting in smooth, pristine audio fidelity with low noise floor.

Durable Construction
Internal electronics are moulded into a solid epoxy block and protected against electrical damage. The outer casing is a single piece featuring extra thick walls.

Ground Lift Switch
A ground lift switch eliminates noise and buzz caused by faulty electrical wiring.

Voltage Gain Selector
Pickup mode and Speaker mode switch allows -10dB and -46dB operation.


Number of Channels 1
Inputs Amp: 1/4" Phone
Inst: 1/4" Phone
Output Balanced XLR 3-pin Male mic level
Phantom Power External: +48V Phantom Power
Internal: 9-Volt Battery
Multi Function Pickup mode: -10dB
Speaker mode: -46dB
Gain Range not specified by manufacturer
Maximum Level Max Input Level: Pickup mode - 5 Volts P-P
Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz +/- 1dB
Noise .63uV RMS (-122dBu) BW=20kHz
Dimensions 45 x 77 x 127mm (HxWxD)
Weight 0.52 kg


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  • Product: Countryman TYPE 85 Direct Box
  • Manufacturer: Countryman
  • Model: DT85
  • SKU: DT85
  • RM Product #: 46012