Features All new Updated version of our Unique Pro Audio problem solver Six Direct boxes, Microphone or Line Splitter and Line Mixer in one unit! Balanced XLR Mic input with Gain control Multiple modes: Six in, Six out; Six in, One out; One in, Six out Individual Output Ground lift switches Up to +15dB Gain available per channel Balanced XLR Outputs; High Impedance Jack Ins and Outs Flawless performance in any audio environment About the DI6SM It's a fact of audio life that a lot of equipment that has to be connected to professional audio systems isn't impedance or level compatible. Interfaces Unlimited MP3 players, Tape/cassette/DVD/CD decks, audio for video, drum machines, synthesizers, bass guitars, computers; at some stage all these need linking up to Balanced inputs, whether the application is Live sound, Studio or Broadcast. To solve these problems, we've developed the DI-6SM: Six active D.I. (Direct Injection) boxes, plus a 6 into 1 Line Mixer, plus a 1 to 6 Microphone or Line Splitter, All of this in a compact, all steel 1 RU package. A Pro Audio Toolbox This unique and flexible audio toolbox allows Six independent unbalanced audio sources to easily and quietly interface with Balanced pro audio systems, either to individual channels or summed down to one Master output. But that's not all. By pressing a single switch on the rear panel the DI-6SM will change modes - from 6 Direct Boxes plus Mixer to being a 6 way Splitter (mic/line distribution amplifier). Now it will split an incoming microphone or line signal to 6 individual outputs or zones, with an XLR Loop Out to send the microphone output off to a mixing desk as well. Switchable phantom power and Gain trim for the Mic input completes this new package On the front panel, each channel has 2 IN/OUT jacks, a level control from infinity (off) through 0dB to +15dB gain, and a Clip indicator LED. The Master section has a Master volume control and status LEDs indicating whether the unit is in DI+Mixer or in Splitter mode. For your convenience there is also a balanced jack Mix output on the front panel, in parallel with the balanced XLR Mix output on the rear panel. In addition, as on all ARX single rack unit equipment, each channel has a numbered marker panel ('scribble strip') you can write on for easy confirmation of channel assigns.