StageBug SB-5 Laptop DI

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Radial Engineering StageBug SB-5 Laptop DI

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The Radial Stage Bug SB-5 is a compact stereo direct box designed to accommodate laptop computers, tablets and other consumer audio products when amplifying the signal through a PA ...More Info

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The Radial Stage Bug SB-5 is a compact stereo direct box designed to accommodate laptop computers, tablets and other consumer audio products when amplifying the signal through a PA system.

The passive design begins with an integrated input cable that connects from the headphone out via a flexible 1.5m (5') cable that is terminated with a standard 3.5mm (1/8") stereo connector. The cable is secured via a clamping strain relief and is wrapped using the sidewinder cleat for easy storage. This of course eliminates having to locate a cable making it easier to deploy in fast paced work environments. Inside, the signal is sent to a pair of custom wound transformers where the impedance is lowered and the signal is balanced for long cable runs - upwards to 100 meters (300'). Transformers further benefit by isolating the computer from the PA system to help eliminate hum and buzz caused by ground loops. This is augmented with a ground lift switch to further reduce ground contamination.

A choice of output connectors is available including a stereo set of ¼" TRS jacks for full stereo operation or an XLR out that automatically sums the left-right program material to mono. This can save valuable channels on the PA system and makes setup easier in situations where full stereo reproduction is not required. A -15dB input pad may be engaged to reduce sensitivity and enable extra high output sources to be connected without distortion.

These features combine to make the SB-5 the perfect tool-kit DI for the AV technician, media manager or traveling musician equipped with a computer.

Details

Key Features:

  • Stereo direct box for laptop computer
  • Integral 1.5m cable with sidewinder cleat
  • Transformer isolation eliminates noise
  • Plug & play easy to use – no power required

Specifications:

Audio circuit type:Passive, transformer based
Number of channels:Two channels, mono or stereo outputs
Frequency response:20Hz ~ 20KHz (± 1dB)
Dynamic range: 100dB
Maximum input: +20dB
Total harmonic distortion:0.01% @ 1kHz
Phase deviation: 2° @ 100Hz; 5° @ 50Hz
Input impedance:40k Ohms, unbalanced
Output impedance:2.8k Ohms, balanced
Transformer:Custom design
Input pad: -10dB
Auto Merge: Sums left & right sources to mono at XLR
Ground lift: Disconnects pin-1 at 1/4" TRS outputs
XLR configuration: AES standard (pin-2 hot)
Input connector:3.5mm (1/8") integrated 1.5m (5') cable
Output connectors:1/4" TRS stereo / XLR-M mono merge
Construction: 14 gauge steel chassis & outer shell
Finish:Baked enamel
Size: (L x W x D)4.5" x 1,85" x 1.35" (114mm x 47mm x 34mm)
Weight: 0.55 lbs (250 grams)
Shipping Size: W x H x D:102 x 76 x 165mm (4" x 3" x 6.5")
Shipping Weight:0.8 lbs (365 grams)
Power: Passive, no power required
Warranty: Radial 3-year, transferable

Description

Details

The Radial Stage Bug SB-5 is a compact stereo direct box designed to accommodate laptop computers, tablets and other consumer audio products when amplifying the signal through a PA system.

The passive design begins with an integrated input cable that connects from the headphone out via a flexible 1.5m (5') cable that is terminated with a standard 3.5mm (1/8") stereo connector. The cable is secured via a clamping strain relief and is wrapped using the sidewinder cleat for easy storage. This of course eliminates having to locate a cable making it easier to deploy in fast paced work environments. Inside, the signal is sent to a pair of custom wound transformers where the impedance is lowered and the signal is balanced for long cable runs - upwards to 100 meters (300'). Transformers further benefit by isolating the computer from the PA system to help eliminate hum and buzz caused by ground loops. This is augmented with a ground lift switch to further reduce ground contamination.

A choice of output connectors is available including a stereo set of ¼" TRS jacks for full stereo operation or an XLR out that automatically sums the left-right program material to mono. This can save valuable channels on the PA system and makes setup easier in situations where full stereo reproduction is not required. A -15dB input pad may be engaged to reduce sensitivity and enable extra high output sources to be connected without distortion.

These features combine to make the SB-5 the perfect tool-kit DI for the AV technician, media manager or traveling musician equipped with a computer.

Specifications

Details

Key Features:

  • Stereo direct box for laptop computer
  • Integral 1.5m cable with sidewinder cleat
  • Transformer isolation eliminates noise
  • Plug & play easy to use – no power required

Specifications:

Audio circuit type:Passive, transformer based
Number of channels:Two channels, mono or stereo outputs
Frequency response:20Hz ~ 20KHz (± 1dB)
Dynamic range: 100dB
Maximum input: +20dB
Total harmonic distortion:0.01% @ 1kHz
Phase deviation: 2° @ 100Hz; 5° @ 50Hz
Input impedance:40k Ohms, unbalanced
Output impedance:2.8k Ohms, balanced
Transformer:Custom design
Input pad: -10dB
Auto Merge: Sums left & right sources to mono at XLR
Ground lift: Disconnects pin-1 at 1/4" TRS outputs
XLR configuration: AES standard (pin-2 hot)
Input connector:3.5mm (1/8") integrated 1.5m (5') cable
Output connectors:1/4" TRS stereo / XLR-M mono merge
Construction: 14 gauge steel chassis & outer shell
Finish:Baked enamel
Size: (L x W x D)4.5" x 1,85" x 1.35" (114mm x 47mm x 34mm)
Weight: 0.55 lbs (250 grams)
Shipping Size: W x H x D:102 x 76 x 165mm (4" x 3" x 6.5")
Shipping Weight:0.8 lbs (365 grams)
Power: Passive, no power required
Warranty: Radial 3-year, transferable