New York (June 19, 2012)—ARX has introduced its new i-DI "Portable Media" active direct box, designed to bring audio from modern media devices such as smartphones and tablets into pro sound systems.
ARX managing director Colin Park said, “The new i-DI connects all of today's tablets and smart phone devices to the Pro Audio world via an attached heavy duty input cable, ultra low noise and distortion circuitry and Balanced XLR outputs."
i-DI features include phantom powering with no batteries to go flat during use; mini-jack plug flying input cable with Amphenol pro connector; and load-compensated and RF-filtered input in an effort to provide low-distortion signal transfer. The i-DI's full transformer isolation reportedly eliminates ground loop hum and power supply noise from chargers, PSUs and wall warts. Its <10ohms output impedance balanced output stage allows it to drive long cable runs.