Basswitch IQ DI
The Basswitch IQ DI bass preamp opens up a new dimension in bass pre-amplification and signal routing, offering an “all-in-one” solution for bassists, whether used in stand-alone mode or as the control centre of a pedal board. German manufacturing and best brand components provide maximum reliability and optimal treatment of the electrical signal from your bass instrument, whether from a magnetic or a piezo pickup. Uncompromising in sound, build quality and flexibility, our high-end bass preamp will prepare you for any situation, be it in live performance or recording sessions.Buy now Manuals & Brochures
A/B input switcher
The Basswitch IQ DI offers a low impedance input and an input with switchable impedance, both with discrete circuit design. If you connect two instruments to input A and B, the A/B footswitch allows you to toggle between the two. The signal from instrument A is routed to channel A and the signal from instrument B is routed to channel B. If only one instrument is connected to input A, the A/B footswitch routes this signal to channel A or channel B.
High-end bass preamp with parametric EQ
Channel A of the Basswitch IQ DI features a high-end preamp and a four-band EQ, designed for bass instruments, offering bass, double semi-parametric mids and treble controls.
The Basswitch IQ DI offers two effect loops: a passive serial loop and a switchable, infinitely variable mixing loop that enables you to go from a completely dry signal, through parallel on to serial looping. A phase inverter switch ensures that any out of phase signals do not cancel each other out in parallel mode. And a Tuner Out keeps the tuner out of the signal path.
A footswitch and a volume control allow you to add a second high-end amplification stage upstream of the Mix Loop. This allows you to feed tracking or overdrive/distortion pedals with an adequate input signal. If the Mix Loop is not in use, the booster serves as an extremely clean solo booster.
The Basswitch IQ DI bass preamp can be used to send an output signal directly to a mixing console or a recording unit. The high-quality components and features of the Basswitch IQ DI (high-end preamp, ground-switch, pre/post signal-processing switch, pad for output attenuation) in combination with the Lehle True Sound Technology make this bass preamp an excellent DI box, whether you’re using it at a live gig or in the studio.
The Basswitch IQ DI can also be used as a line mixer. To do this, the return socket of the Mix Loop is used as input and the ratio of this signal to the signals coming from inputs A and B is adjusted by using the mix control.
Size & weight
- Weight: 1375 gr
- Lenght: 16.2 cm
- Width: 22.0 cm
- Overall height: 4.2 cm
- Voltage range: 9-20V AC/DC
- Power consumption: 130 mA
- Frequency range: 20Hz – 100KHz (+/- 0.2dB)
- Distortion: 0.005%
- Input A impedance: 1 MΩ/10 MΩ (switchable)
- Input B impedance: 1 MΩ
- Output impedance: 150Ω
- Signal-to-noise ratio: -94 db @ 1kHz, 0dBu (A weighted)
- Max level: 5V RMS (approx. 16 dBu)
- Max gain: +/- 15 db
- Bass: +/-18 dB @ 33Hz (peaking)
- Low Mid: +/-18 dB @ 100Hz – 500Hz (peaking)
- High Mid: +/-16 dB @ 840Hz – 5.4kHz (peaking)
- Treble: +/-18 dB @ 12,5 kHz (shelving)
04/2012 Online review
01/2012 Online review with sound samples
11/2011 Online review
07/2011 Online review
07/2011 Online review with sound samples
04/2011 Studiogear and the role of the Basswitch IQ DI in the studio
03/2011 link to download (paying; search for basswitch)