Menlo Park, PA (February 10, 2010)--Countryman Associates has launched its Type 10 DI (Direct Interface) box. According to the company, the Type 10 is the "ideal counterpart" to the its pro DI, the Type 85.
Featuring the same construction as the Type 85, the Type 10 reportedly achieves "the lowest distortion, lowest noise and highest accuracy of any direct box," targeting it for professional recording and live applications. Noise spec is 1.8 micro-Volts RMS (short input, 22 Hz-20 kHz; THD (1Vpp, typical load) is <0.001 percent at 1 kHz, <0.005 percent (30 Hz-20 kHz).
Other features include thick aluminum housing and three recessed switches--for a -15 dB or -30 dB pad ("with virtually immeasurable distortion"), a ground lift and a power test. Type 10 power is via 48V phantom or 9V battery.