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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.
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.
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)|