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LR Baggs Para Acoustic D.I.

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  • Adjustable Gain for Both Passive and Active Pickups
  • 5 Band EQ with Tuneable Notch and Midrange Bands
  • Phase Inversion for Best Sound and Feedback Control
  • XLR and 1/4" Outputs
  • Works with 9V Battery or 48V Phantom Power
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 4 x 3 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B001E95KEC
  • Item model number: PARA-DI
  • Batteries 1 9V batteries required.
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,425 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 12, 2004

Product Description

Due to its studio quality performance, powerful tone shaping EQ and rock solid reliability, the Para DI has become an indispensable stage tool for countless musicians around the world. This roadworthy box effortlessly tames the stage and enhances any acoustic pickup for a fuller, more complex sound. The Para DI features a 5 band EQ with a tuneable midrange and notch, variable gain control for passive or active pickups and a high quality DI output for a pristine signal to the board.


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Like the xlr jack for phantom power as well!
repeat customer
Used to spend a ton of time with the sound guy trying to get everything just right.
Giordano903
Warm, acoustic sound makes guitar so much better!
Victor Johnson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Rob Chiavelli on October 15, 2009
I needed something to keep beside me when switching between guitars that have different electronics in them. I use 3 main guitars with very different set ups. A Seagull S6 with an LR Baggs M1 Active, A Baden D style with Fishman Aura Elipse, and A Sunlite GWJ 2600 Jumbo Cutaway with their own peizo system with EQ and built in chorus.

Each of these guitars has it's own personality and needs different tweaks. The Para Acoustic warms them all up quite nicely. It did all I wanted it to and more. I also tried it for vocals into a Roland Mobile Cube for street performing and it smoothed out the signal and warmed it up beautifully. It enables the little Mobile Cube to handle more volume without breaking up. I love the Para and I am buying another one so I can use it for vocals and guitar throught the Mobile Cube on the street. This will give me a great street rig that all fits in a laptop bag.

The L.R. Baggs Para Acoustic D.I. is the goods.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Norman D. Wong on October 19, 2007
At first, i didn't want to spend $160 on the PAra Acoustic and was aiming to buy the APhex Acoustic Xicter that ran under $100. I did my research and found many professionals highly recommended the PAra Acoustic. I took a calculated risk and bought it and am very pleased with my decision.
The Para Acoustic has eight Knobs to control bass, tremble, presence and others this can look complicated but it comes with a simple instruction manual that shows you how to effectively tweak it.
The members in my band love the new rich sound from my acoustic which before tinny and inaudible.
Definate Buy for Acoustic players and other instruments like the violin which need a active DI Box to control and boost their sound.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By BassMan on July 29, 2004
I've been using one of these for a few years now and I love it. I play a Seagull acoustic that I had a piezo pickup installed in. The parametric EQ on the LR Baggs box lets me dial out the harsh tinny sounds that are over emphasized by the pickup, and dial in the warmer tones to more closely match the un-amplified sound of my guitar. I use this as a direct box live, for recording, and as an EQ when I run my guitar into an old tube amp I like to use. It works great for me in every case, and I highly recommend it over other Acoustic DIs I've tried.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By BW on January 17, 2012
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I own a Taylor 815-CE with a Fishman saddle pick up in it and augmented by this LR Baggs D.I. it is PERFECT! If you are looking for a D.I. to warm up your sound, give it more body and/or give you the ability to notch out any nasty amplification frequencies your pickup/guitar produce...this is the D.I. to get. I have sound guys all around the country tell me that my guitar is maybe the best sounding acoustic guitar they've ever mixed. I contribute a lot of that too this D.I. in my set up.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 17, 2009
I use this with an L.R. Baggs Pickup and a cheap violin and it sounds like a million bucks! Whenever I gig the sound guys are always happy to use this for me instead of their standard gear. Also, it must use very little power because I've had it over a year, using it approximately 6 hours a week, and have only had to replace the battery once!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Carmine T. Guida on May 21, 2011
I've been using this for years with my Oud and now with my Saz (Middle Eastern Instruments). I recommend this to every musician I know. This thing is a tank, great battery life, EQ is great. Volume and Gain are great. Can be powered by phantom power too.
If you play an acoustic instrument, especially one that does not have a built in EQ/Preamp/etc. look no further, this is what youwant.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Akamai on March 8, 2011
If you play an acoustic instrument, this must be part of your arsenal! I've been using these for about 15 years and still going strong. Gives you control over any sound scenario or venue. No brainer really!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By crwebb7 on October 24, 2010
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This is an essential piece of equipment for the acoustic electric guitarist. It enables you to fine tune your sound, eliminate feedback, taylor your sound to the venue in which you are playing in multiple dimensions. It will make your sound come alive even if the PA system isn't that great. It enables you to attain the richest sound possible out of what ever pickup and guitar you are using. I don't use this as a vocal pre-amp as I think something like the Presonus pre tube is far superior for vocal applications. You will be excited about how good your sound is with this pre-amp. One note; this requires some uninterrupted time and listening to dial it in but well worth the end result for your efforts and once it's dialed in you should only need to make minor adjustments thereafter. Buy it!
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