Countryman Associates | www.countryman.com
According to Countryman, its new Type 10 is the “ideal counterpart” to the industry’s stalwart pro DI, the Type 85. Featuring the same construction as the Type 85, the new Type 10 reportedly achieves “the lowest distortion, lowest noise, and highest accuracy of any direct box,” making it an “ideal choice” for professional recording and live applications. Noise spec is 1.8 micro-Volts RMS (shorted input, 22 Hz-20 kHz); THD (1Vpp, typical load) is <0.001 percent at 1 kHz, <0.005 percent (30 Hz-20 kHz).
Other Type 10 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 and a power test. Type 10 power is via 48V phantom or 9V battery. Stay tuned to PAR for a full evaluation of the Type 10.