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Talent HLZ1 Passive Direct Box

Brand:|Model: HLZ1
Talent's HLZ1 passive direct box belongs in every audio professional's toolbox. Its transformer-balanced XLR output, switchable attenuation settings, and selectable ground lift option make it a versatile and dependable problem solver.
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  • 1/4" unbalanced, high-impedance input accepts most line level or instrument sources
  • 1/4" parallel output passes signal to stage amp and tuner, monitor, etc.
  • XLR balanced, low-impedance output drives long lines to mixer
  • Three attenuation settings to handle any input level: 0 dB, -20 dB, and -40 dB
  • Ground lift eliminates hum or buzz caused by ground loops
  • Passive operation requires no batteries or external power source
  • Roadworthy heavy-duty steel case with durable finish, along with recessed switches and connectors -- beware of flimsy imitations!

Product Details

Talent HLZ1 Passive Direct Box

The Talent HLZ1 direct box converts high impedance, unbalanced audio signals to low impedance, balanced audio signals that are compatible with most XLR mixer or power amplifier inputs. The HLZ1's passive transformer circuitry requires no batteries or phantom power in order to operate, and the heavy-gauge steel enclosure will withstand years of handling and abuse.

Bi-directional functionality enables the Talent HLZ1 direct box to also be used as either a 1/4" high impedance to XLR low impedance converter, or an XLR low impedance to 1/4" high impedance converter; some additional adapter connectors or cables may be required. Set the attenuation switch to 0 dB when connecting the low level, high impedance signal from a guitar or other musical instrument. Choose the -20 dB setting for a keyboard, mixer, or line level component. At -40 dB, use the HLZ1 with a speaker level signal to feed the mixed sound from a guitar rig into the mixer.

Specifications: Frequency range: 15 - 30,000 Hz • Input impedance: 50,000 ohms • Input connector: 1/4" TS, monaural • Output impedance: 600 ohms • Output connector: XLR male, balanced • Dimensions: 3" x 1.8" x 5.1".

Product Specifications
  • Active / PassivePassive
  • Rack MountableNo
Talent HLZ1 Passive Direct Box
  • BrandTalent
  • ModelHLZ1
  • Part Number233-160
  • UPC848864016511
  • Product CategoryDirect Boxes
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Weight1.5500 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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How many watts of speaker level audio power from a Fender Super Reverb guitar amplifier (2 ohms) can be safely handled by the HLZ1?

Asked by: ChrisHam
just passing thru, so take this with a grain or salt...this is a devise that takes signal either directly from your ax (like bass in a studio) or from a line level output you normally wouldn't have on a Super R. (you probably know all that) I doubt it can handle much of anything directly off your "speaker out".
Answered by: Nick Munro
Date published: 2015-02-19

Will this stop feedback from my amps to my preamp. Thank You TOUZ

Asked by: TOUZ
These may help as they eliminate microphones. It may also help interference or impedance mismatch issues between components. I can't say for sure in your instance without knowing more about the equipment involved.
Answered by: Chrisf
Date published: 2014-10-03
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