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The StageBug SB-1 is a compact active direct box designed to fit inside a guitar case for artists who prefer to travel light.
The Radial StageBug SB-1 is a super compact direct box that is designed primarily for acoustic guitars. As evident with the tests below, the compact size and streamlined feature set should in no way equate to lesser audio quality. The SB-1 delivers an exceptionally linear frequency response, virtually zero phase shift, and less than 0.005% distortion at all frequencies making the SB1 an ideal interface for all instruments.
|Audio circuit type:||Active Buffer with Phase Splitter|
|Number of channels:||1|
|Frequency response:||20Hz to 20KHz|
|Total harmonic distortion:||<0.006%|
|Phase Deviation:||25/12° Maximum|
|Output Impedance:||330 Ohms|
|Equivalent Input Noise:||-101dBu|
|Input pad, 180° polarity reverse, Ground lift|
|Construction:||16 gauge steel chassis & outer shell|
|Size (L x W x D):||4.5" x 1,85" x 1.35" (114mm x 47mm x 34mm)|
|Weight:||0.55 lbs (250 grams)|
|Shipping size (L x W x D):||8" x 5" x 3" (203mm x 127mm x 76mm)|
|Shipping weight:||0.8 lbs (365 grams)|
|Power:||48V phantom power, 5mA|
|Conditions:||For use in dry locations only between 5°C and 40°C|
|Warranty:||Radial 3-year, transferable|
The design begins with standard ¼ instrument input with a thru-put to feed your tuner or your on-stage amp. The ultra-quiet active circuit at once converts the signal from high to low impedance to reduce susceptibility to noise. The signal is then buffered and balanced for long cable runs to the PA system. 48 volt phantom provides the power, so the SB-1 does not require batteries or external supply to make it work. You simply plug in and you are ready to go!
The StageBug SB-1 is plug & play easy to use. Connect and it automatically converts your Hi-z instrument signal to lo-Z and balances it for long runs.
Record your bass direct using the StageBug SB-1. This improves the tone and reduces noise by properly matching the impedance of the instrument.
Use the SB1 thru output to feed your on-stage amplifier. For fun, add pedals after the SB-1 to color your tone on-stage while leaving the PA signal clean.