Samson S-Max MDA1 Mono Active Direct Box

£40.00 RRP £48.00 (including VAT @ 20%)

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Product Ref: 55406

  • Designed For Long Cable Runs In High Interference Environments
  • Runs On Either Phantom Power Or Single 9V Battery
  • Dual 3-position Pad Switch - 0dB / 15dB / 30dB
  • A Roadworthy Mono Active Direct Box
  • Ideal For Both Guitars And Basses

Samson S-Max MDA1 Mono Active Direct Box

The Samson S-Max MDA1 Mono Active Direct Box is a high performance DI box featuring a 2 positioning attenuation switch and built in 48V Phantom POwer. The S-Max MDA 1 delivers premium sound circuitry in a highly durable metal construction, ideal for a range of live sound and recording applications. The Active Direct Box produces an even freuqnecy resposne for any audio input signal, ideal for connecting high inmpedance inputs such as electri guitars. The balanced output delivers a clean signal while minimising any noise, allowing you to run longer cables without a drop in audio quality. With its highly durable construction and premium circuitry, the MDA1 Mono Active Direct Box is ideal for any digital musician on the move.

Product Ref: 55406

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Active Direct Box

The Samson S-Max MDA1 Mono Active Direct Box is designed for a range of studio and live applications, perfect for recording high impedance instrument such as electric guitars as well as being highly versatile in a live sound situation. Providing an even frequency response, the S-Max MDA 1 is ideal for recording instrument with passive pickups. This allows you to preserve every nuance of the instruments original signal, resulting in high quality audio reproduction. Its balanced output also delivers a exceptionally clean signal, which in turn means the signal is less likely to develop noise, allowing for longer cable runs. The S-Max MDA 1 also features integrated 48V Phantom Power and 9V battery power options for added versatility. Addtionally the MDA1 Mono features a 2-position attenuation switch (0dB/-15dB), catering to a range of different signals.

Versatile, Streamlined Design

This DI Box is simple in design but highly versatile with a range of premium quality components resulting in superb audio quality and performance. As well as the custom transformers the MD1 Pro features a Thru Jack connection that lets you take the signal from the input and route the signal to an amplifier or monitor without affecting the original signal. This minimises the need for external equipment such as miking guitar amplifiers depending on your live sound requirements. The box is also highly durable and ideal for live applications with its 14-gauge noise-reducing steel chassis. This chassis is designed to withstand the rigors of extended use and transportation in live situations ensuring a quiet and reliable performance.


  • All-metal, impact resistant design
  • 2-position 0dB/-15dB attenuation switch
  • 3-position 0dB/-15dB/-30dB attenuation switch
  • Ground Lift switch
  • 1/4" Input and Thru
  • Balanced XLR output
  • 48V Phantom and 9V Battery power options
  • Frequency response of 18Hz–35kHz

For more information on the S-Max MDA1 Mono Active Direct Box please refer to the PDF above.