The active MDA1 provides a flat frequency response to any audio signal you connect it to, regardless of its output impedance. This makes the MDA1 ideal for connecting instruments with very high impedance passive pickups by preserving the top end of the instrument's frequency response. The MDA1's balanced output provides a clean signal that is less susceptible to noise than an unbalanced line, allowing for longer cable runs. In addition, a 2-position 0dB/-15dB attenuation switch allows you to match the MDA1 to a wide variety of signals.
To The Max
The MDA1's Thru jack allows you to take the signal from the input and send it to an amplifier or monitor without affecting the original audio. This can eliminate the need for miking guitar amps, which may be preferable in some applications, especially as more musicians use in-ear monitors.
Housed in a 14-gauge steel chassis, the MDA1 is built to withstand the abuse of the most demanding live tours. Its rigid outer shell protects all of the MDA1's internal connections, switches, and solder joints from failure, ensuring quiet, reliable performance.
Features / Specs
- All-metal, impact resistant design
- 2-position 0dB/-15dB attenuation switch
- Ground Lift switch
- 1/4" Input and Thru
- Balanced XLR output
- 48V Phantom and 9V Battery power options
- Frequency response of 18Hz–35kHz
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