dbx dB-12 Active D.I. Box

£120.00 (including VAT @ 20%)

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Can be delivered to you on: 25th October 2016
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Product Ref: 13389

dbx dB-12 Active D.I. Box


At dbx, when we do something, we do it right. So when we decided to create our new direct injection boxes, we didnt settle for the same old tired approach to direct box design. With our dbx name on the line, how could we? One look at our new dB10 Passive and dB12 Active direct boxes will tell you that these are clearly different. With their bullet-proof construction, and extraordinary audio performance to rival their looks, finally there?s a direct box worthy of the dbx name.

Product Ref: 13389

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To make it as easy as possible for you to get the gear you want, we offer a range of instant finance options. If you spend £250 or more online, you can choose to pay over 48, 36 or 24 months. The majority of decisions are given instantly, so you could get your new gear sooner than you thought!

Representative Example

To help you understand how our finance options work, the examples below are based on a total order value of £250:

Finance APR Deposit to Pay Payments Total Payable
Classic Credit 48 Months 14.9% 14.9% No Deposit 48 months: £6.83
Final payment: £6.83
No settlement fee
Classic Credit 36 Months 15.9% 15.9% No Deposit 36 months: £8.65
Final payment: £8.65
No settlement fee
Classic Credit 24 Months 18.9% 18.9% No Deposit 24 months: £12.41
Final payment: £12.41
No settlement fee

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Applying for finance couldn't be easier - if your order totals £250 or more, simply proceed through the checkout as normal, then select Pay by Finance on the payment page, then click the orange APPLY FOR INSTANT FINANCE button. This will start your application with V12 Retail Finance, our finance partner, and completing this form should take approximately 10 minutes.

You should get an instant answer on whether your application has been successful, though in some rare cases V12 may need to look at the application in more detail.

Please note: This is only available on orders placed via the website and is not available in store or via phone currently.

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Utilizing custom dbx mu-metal-shielded audio transformers, high-quality Neutrik connectors, and low-noise circuitry preserves the sonic integrity and true characteristics of the signal source. Both boxes include a pad switch that accommodates instrument, line and even speaker level signals. Take even more control of your sound by utilizing the polarity invert switch to set the phase relationship between the direct and mic'd sound.

As a professional, you don't have time for interference, so we've included a ground lift switch to solve potential hum and buzz problems due to ground loops. And between the combined shielding of the cast metal chassis and the custom-wound transformer, you can be doubly assured of a clean signal free from interference. All of this sits atop a solid, stable footprint, that will keep the box from being dragged around the stage, and the unique contoured underside allows secure stacking of multiple units.


  • Premium Performance
  • Rugged Design
  • Stackable Chassis with Durable Rubber Foot
  • Gold-plated Neutrik XLR Connector
  • Premium Chrome Toggle Switches
  • Hi-Z 1/4" Input Jack
  • Parallel 1/4" Thru Jack
  • Transformer Isolated
  • Premium Shielded Custom dbx Transformer
  • Balanced XLR Lo-Z Output
  • 3-Way 0/20/40 dB Pad Switch
  • Flat/High-Cut Filter Switch
  • Output Polarity Invert Switch
  • Ground Lift Switch
  • Phantom Powered
  • Green LED Phantom Power Indicator
  • +48V Phantom Operation
  • Low-Noise Active Circuitry



  • Input: 1 instrument/line/speaker level
  • Connector: 1/4" jack
  • Type: Unbalanced, RF filtered
  • Impedance: 1M Ohm (0dB pad), 47k Ohm (20dB pad), 47k Ohm (40dB pad)
  • Max Input Level: +10dBu (0dB pad), +30dBu (20dB pad), +50dBu (40dB pad)


  • Thru Output: 1 parallel connection from input jack
  • Connector: 1/4" jack
  • Type: Unbalanced, RF filtered
  • Main Output: 1 line level
  • Connector: XLR male jack
  • Type: Balanced
  • Impedance: 150 Ohm typical
  • Max Output Level: +8dBu into 600 Ohm


  • Transformer: Custom dbx mu-metal-shielded
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz, +/-3dB
  • 30Hz to 20kHz, +0/-1dB
  • Noise: <-105dB unweighted, 22kHz BW
  • THD: <0.01%, 20Hz to 20kHz BW, <0.005%, 1kHz, 0dBu output