Choosing Whirlwind D.I.,,,??

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Choosing Whirlwind D.I.,,,??

Postby zozoe on Wed Apr 29, 2009 1:49 pm

Why Whirlwind? Because my company sells them & I get a great deal on them, but thequestion is, I already have an inexpensive IMP 2 from them, passive design boasting 20-20k resp., and I was considering their DIRECT2 model to facilitate my very high end Breedlove Custom 12 string,,in stereo. But as I look, I see their HOTBOX active model (single I/O), uses 2-9V batteries & a freq. resp of 20-150K, Or even their DIRECT-JT, top of the line passive design.

Primarily this would be used for live use, since mic'ing seems to be a major imposition to most soundpeople, (which I also do when not playing), and maybe for some recording when mic'ing is not an option. WHAT TO DO? If that HOTBOX is really that, I'd go for it & not worry about my stereo obsession (unless I spring for two!!??!!) Passvie vs. Active,, better freq. resp. bull or not?

Thanks to all for the guidance, Kenny
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Re: Choosing Whirlwind D.I.,,,??

Postby onedrum on Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:05 pm

i've got an old whirlwind passive d.i. with a hammond transformer in it haha!
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Re: Choosing Whirlwind D.I.,,,??

Postby henrygrik on Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:32 am

onedrum wrote:i've got an old whirlwind passive d.i. with a hammond transformer in it haha!


Hi onedrum

Nice joke my friend by the way what do you do. Are u a guitar fan...?
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Re: Choosing Whirlwind D.I.,,,??

Postby onedrum on Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:48 am

i'm an audio engineer- live sound and studio. i also play in bands. this is all i actually do for a living. i feel like i'm retired. it's lovely!!
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Re: Choosing Whirlwind D.I.,,,??

Postby Sean Camp on Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:38 pm

Excuse my ignorance if you will about the Breedlove Custom 12 string, what kind of pickup? Piezo, magnetic, both? Do you use a preamp, is one built in? If the output does not need 'compensated' EQ like a piezo with no preamp would. Passive and simple like the IMP2 would work well.
However, there are some simple schematics on the WEB that you could build using a 12au7 as a buffer i.e. no gain that could use the IMP transformer as the output. Give me a day or two to look through my files, if all you need is a good sounding way to get your axe to the soundman, I bet I can find an EZ and 'mojocool' one tube for stereo build that would be clean, EZ to build and run off a low voltage.
Whirlwind also makes some rack mount DI's for keyboards that have multiple outputs.
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Re: Choosing Whirlwind D.I.,,,??

Postby Sean Camp on Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:12 pm

Sorry, I can't seem to find my MojoCool buffer Schematic right now.(it is on PAPER). I will post it when I find it. That said, I think an IMP2 or two will work great live. Passive, clear and EZ!
I would still like to hear about your Breedlove Custom 12 string and what kind of pups it has.
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