Anaheim, CA (January 18, 2017)—Telefunken Elektroakustik has unveiled four new direct boxes intended for live and studio use, including mono and dual models of both active FET and passive designs.
The Telefunken TDA-1 (mono) and TDA-2 (dual) are newly designed active FET direct boxes that employ discrete Class-A FET circuitry coupled with a high quality transformer intended to provide clean, high headroom and warm, saturated tone. Meanwhile, the Telefunken TD-1 (mono) and TD-2 (dual) are new passive transformer direct box designs intended to be rugged but reliable DI with warm character.
The Telefunken direct boxes are built around custom-wound output transformers by OEP/Carnhill, made in the UK. The circuit boards feature gold-plated traces for maximum conductivity and are hand-assembled with through-hole components rather than typical surface-mount technology.
The circuits are housed in an extruded aluminum enclosure with recessed heavy-duty metal toggle switches to engage a -15 dB pad and ground lift.