The Iso-Max SMMDB is a stereo direct box designed to drive unbalanced hi-Z signals distances to 100 meters (300’) or more at mic level without high frequency loss or introducing noise into the signal path.
The design begins with a rugged aluminum enclosure and rubber feet for scratch free table mounting. The SMMDB comes standard with RCA and 3.5mm inputs and XLR outputs. Inside, two high-performance Jensen JT-DB-EPC transformers provide galvanic isolation as they passively lower the impedance and perform the balancing. Transformers provide isolation between the source and the destination and are extremely effective at eliminating hum and buzz caused by ground loops. This is augmented with a ground lift switch at the XLR outputs. An external mu-metal® can further protect the sensitive internal workings to ensure a quiet interference-free performance even when surrounded by magnetic fields from amplifiers, power supplies and stage light dimmers. A handy stereo-to-mono switch makes it easy to reduce the output channel count or send the same balanced signal to two destinations at once.