L.R. Baggs Para DI Preamp  From L.R. Baggs

An external parametric 5-band EQ and direct box.

L.R. Baggs

$189.00

Retail:  $249.00

"Experience the Difference"

Sound Pure's 3-Year Warranty

Close
Our Free 3-Year Warranty!
In addition to the standard included manufacturer warranty, virtually all new products carry our exclusive, industry-leading, absolutely free, Sound Pure 3-Year Warranty, which includes PARTS & LABOR. This high-value perk is our way of providing the ultimate in added value to enhance the unique personal touch our small, dedicated team contributes to each purchase.
Learn more »

Lifetime Support

Close
Free Lifetime Technical Support!
Our small team of dedicated experts is here to help the original purchaser for the lifetime of the product. Why? Because we care about building real relationships with our customers for life and stand behind every product we sell.

Free Shipping

Close
This Product Ships Free!
Products ship from our well-located, climate- and humidity-controlled warehouse absolutely free (inside the continental USA). Low-cost international shipping options exist for most products.
Contact us for details »

No Sales Tax Outside North Carolina

Contact us for up-to-date delivery estimate.
Payments as low as $16/mo.

Want a lower price?
Call Sound Pure for the Special Cash Payment discounted price

What We Think

The Para DI is a compact device that really should be in every acoustic guitar player's rig. The preamp enhances any passive or active acoustic instrument pickup and takes the tone to another level of fullness and depth. The studio-quality EQ provides ultimate control over EQ settings, allowing the performer to take the reigns before the signal ever reaches the P.A. system. The tunable midrange band really comes in handy when taming those boxy midrange frequencies, and the tunable notch filter helps you find and eliminate frequencies that are boomy or prone to feedback. And we don't have to tell you about the Para DI's reliability, just look to so many touring acts and sound engineers around the world who choose the Para DI for their stage setup. Call Sound Pure's guitar department today and try one for yourself!

Manufacturer's Description from L.R. Baggs

 

 

The Para DI is a studio quality direct box, featuring a five-band equalizer with tunable notch and midrange controls, adjustable gain and phase inversion. Our proprietary Quasi-Passive EQ circuitry is totally transparent and allows control over voicing without sacrificing tone -- a big advance over conventional equalizers. In short, the Para DI Is engineered to bring out the best in any pickup.

 

 

 

L.R. Baggs

About Manufacturer

Every acoustic guitar in our boutique deserves the finest amplification systems available to recreate the beauty and detail that it has been painstakingly crafted to produce. Sound Pure’s Guitar Department has hand-selected L.R. Baggs products for their quality, innovation, and ability to create amplified sounds worthy of the world’s greatest acoustic guitars! Contact our experts to inquire about outfitting your acoustic rig with these fine products or about professional installation. 

L.R. Baggs has developed acoustic guitar amplification systems that capture the beauty and tonal character of even the most sophisticated instruments. Starting with the first step in the signal chain, the pickup, Baggs has perfected some of the most realistic and detailed pickup systems available. These devices employ a variety of state-of-the-art pickup designs and range from microphone systems, magnetic soundhole pickups, undersaddle pickups, bridgeplate systems, and more. Two of their most popular pickup systems, the Anthem and the M1, were recently awarded 3 Gold Medal accolades in Acoustic Guitar Magazine's Player's Choice Awards 2011; including the Anthem's award for Most Innovative New Product. Sound Pure's Acoustic Guitar experts are ready and available to help you outfit your acoustic with the perfect L.R. Baggs pickup system.

But it doesn't end there.

L.R. Baggs is also leading the field in acoustic preamps and amplifiers to help performers craft a superior acoustic tone from start to finish. The Venue DI system was awarded a Gold Medal for Best Stand-Alone Acoustic Preamp of 2011 and has set a new industry standard for tone and control in a simple, functional package. Also new to the L.R. Baggs family is the incredible A-Reference Amplifier, an outstanding sound-sculpting device that you will have to see to believe! 

 

 

Specifications

 

 

• Discrete pure class A FET input for audiophile-quality sound and

very low noise

• 5 Band EQ controls include treble, presence and bass controls, 

along with tunable notch filter and sweepable mid EQ with 2 

octave range

• Phase inversion switch for increased feedback control

• Proprietary Quasi-Passive EQ places synthesized passive EQ 

circuitry in a parallel side-chain with main signal for control of 

instrument voicing without sacrificing tonal purity

• 24 dB of adjustable gain for optimum performance and the 

lowest noise with a variety of input sources, including low 

output pickups

• Balanced XLR and unbalanced outputs for use with an amp or 

PA or both simultaneously

• High input impedance (10 Meg) delivers the full potential of any 

pickup

• High current buffered output drives long cables into difficult, 

low impedance loads without fidelity loss

• Heavy duty steel box provides extra protection

• Runs on 48V phantom power or 9V battery, which provides 200 

hours of play time

• External battery compartment allows quick and easy battery 

changes

• Size: 5.6" x 3.6" x 1.9"
• Weight: 14.5 oz.
• Battery Type: Single 9V
• Current Consumption: 2.9mA
• Battery Life: > 200 Hours (alkaline)
• External Power: 30-48V Phantom Power
• EQ - Low: ± 12dB @ 85Hz
• EQ - Notch: ± 6dB @ 98Hz-247Hz
• EQ - Midrange: ± 12dB @ 400Hz-1.6kHz
• EQ - Presence: ± 6dB @ 5kHz
• EQ - Treble: ± 12dB @ 10kHz
• Low Cut Filter: Fixed, 12dB/oct. @ 35Hz
• Sensitive: -3dBu
• Gain - Adjustable: From 4dB-24dB
• Input Impedance: 10 Megohms
• Signal to Noise: -88dB, unweighted
• FX Send Impedance: 12k
• FX Return Impedance: 100k
• Output Impedance: 600 ohms