Stage Bug SB-5 has the same design and function attitude as the rest of the Radial Stage Bug range - including the essential (non-negotiable) elements for a squeaky clean signal path, and gets it crammed into a super-compact housing, so there's no excuse for traveling to a gig without one.
Small enough to stick in the pocket of a laptop case, SB-5 is designed especially for the AV presenter - allowing laptop computers, tablets and other consumer audio products when amplifying the signal through a PA system.
Even simpler than finding a cable and a suitable stereo DI box, SB-5 has an integrated input cable that connects from the headphone out via a flexible 1.5m cable, terminated with a standard 3.5mm stereo connector. The cable is secured via a clamping strain relief and is wrapped using the sidewinder cleat for easy storage.
- Stereo direct box for laptop computer
- Integral 1.5m cable with sidewinder cleat
- Transformer isolation eliminates noise
- Plug & play easy to use – no power required
Check the entire Radial Stage Bug range here.
Inside the stiletto-proof 14 guage steel casin is where the real action happens though. The signal is sent to a pair of custom wound transformers where the impedance is lowered and the signal is balanced for long cable runs - upwards to 100 metres. Transformers further benefit by isolating the computer from the PA system to help eliminate hum and buzz caused by ground loops. Of course, there is a ground lift switch to further reduce ground contamination.
A choice of output connectors is available including a stereo set of ¼" balanced TRS jacks for full stereo operation or an XLR out that automatically sums the left-right program material to mono. This can save valuable channels on the PA system and makes setup easier in situations where full stereo reproduction is not required.
A switchable -15dB input pad is handy to reduce sensitivity and enable extra high output sources to be connected without distortion.
|Audio circuit type:||Passive, transformer based|
|Number of channels:||Two channels, mono or stereo outputs|
|Frequency response:||20Hz ~ 20KHz (± 1dB)|
|Total harmonic distortion:||0.01% @ 1kHz|
|Phase deviation:||2° @ 100Hz; 5° @ 50Hz|
|Input impedance:||40k Ohms, unbalanced|
|Output impedance:||2.8k Ohms, balanced|
|Auto Merge:||Sums left & right sources to mono at XLR|
|Ground lift:||Disconnects pin-1 at 1/4" TRS outputs|
|XLR configuration:||AES standard (pin-2 hot)|
|Input connector:||3.5mm integrated 1.5m cable|
|Output connectors:||1/4" TRS stereo / XLR-M mono merge|
|Construction:||14 gauge steel chassis & outer shell|
|Finish:||Durable powder coat|
|Size: (L x W x D)||114mm x 47mm x 34mm|
|Weight:||0.55 lbs (250 grams)|
|Shipping Size: (L x W x D):||203mm x 127mm x 76mm|
|Shipping Weight:||365 grams|
|Power:||Passive, no power required|
|Conditions:||For use in dry locations only between 5°C and 40°C|