L.R. Baggs Para DI Acoustic Pre-Amp with 5-band EQ

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Product Ref: 29129

  • LR Baggs Para DI Acoustic Preamp
  • Studio Quality Direct Box
  • Five-Band EQ Controls
  • Adjustable Gain

L.R. Baggs Para DI Acoustic Pre-Amp with 5-band EQ


The Para DI from L.R. Baggs is a studio quality direct box, engineered to bring out the best in any pickup.

Product Ref: 29129

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The Para DI preamp features a five-band equalizer with tunable notch and midrange controls, adjustable gain and phase inversion. A big advantage the Para DI has over conventional equalizers is the proprietary Quasi-Passive EQ circuitry which is totally transparent and allows control over instrument voicing without sacrificing tonal purity.

The five-band EQ controls include treble, presence and bass controls, along with sweepable mid EQ and a tunable notch filter designed to help with feedback problems. The notch control can also be used as an EQ knob, and has the capability to clarify a boomy or muddy tone. Slight boosts will give a thin-sounding guitar more body and acoustic sound octave range.

The presence control effects hissing sounds, cymbal sizzle and brightness. It provides a cut to remove PA horn 'glare' or a boost to add life to a dull speaker. To accommodate a wide range of pickups, the Para DI has 24 dB of adjustable gain for optimum performance and the lowest noise with a variety of input sources, including low output pickups. The phase inversion switch for increases control over feedback.

The Para DI's useful battery status LED light and an effects loop jack to provide a send-return on a stereo jack for outboard effects that allow you to blend reverb, chorus or other effects in with a dry signal.

For further information about the L.R. Baggs Para DI acoustic preamp, please download the product manual PDF file from the link below.

Press Reviews

"The L.R. Baggs Para Acoustic D.I. provides excellent tonal control as well as sound quality enhancement for any acoustic guitar setup... The Para Acoustic D.I. provided a well-balanced spectrum of tone without any added distortion or hiss. It was extremely studio-quality clean".

Musicplayer.com, May 2007


  • Power Supply: 9V Battery or 30-48V Phantom Power (Not included). External battery compartment.
  • Battery Life: Approx 200 hours
  • Weight: Approx 0.5 kg
  • Size: 5.6" x 3.6" x 1.9"
  • Input/Output Impedence: High input impedence 10 megohms/600ohms
  • Gain: Adjustable from 4dB to 24dB
  • Casing: Durable, heavy duty steel