Mackie Active Direct Box MDB-1A

Mackie Active Direct Box MDB-1A

Mackie Active Direct Box MDB-1A

Are you looking for a reliable and versatile direct box for your audio setup? Look no further than the Mackie Active Direct Box MDB-1A. This active direct box is designed to provide exceptional audio quality and flexibility for professional audio applications.


The Mackie Active Direct Box MDB-1A offers a range of features that make it a must-have for any audio engineer or musician. Here are some of its key features:

Active Design

The MDB-1A is an active direct box, which means it requires power to operate. This design allows for a higher input impedance and lower output impedance, resulting in improved signal quality and reduced noise.

Input and Output Connections

The MDB-1A features one 1/4″ TS unbalanced input and two output connectors: one 1/4″ TS unbalanced and one XLR 3-pin balanced. This versatile connectivity options make it compatible with a wide range of audio devices.

High-Quality Construction

Mackie is known for its commitment to quality, and the MDB-1A is no exception. It is built with durable materials and features a robust design that can withstand the rigors of professional use.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I use the MDB-1A with both instruments and microphones?

Yes, the MDB-1A is designed to work with both instruments and microphones. Its versatile input and output connections make it compatible with a wide range of audio sources.

2. Does the MDB-1A require batteries or external power?

The MDB-1A requires external power to operate. It can be powered using a standard 9V power supply or phantom power from a mixing console or audio interface.

3. Can I use the MDB-1A in a live performance setting?

Absolutely! The MDB-1A is designed to deliver exceptional audio quality in live performance settings. Its active design ensures a clean and noise-free signal, making it perfect for concerts and gigs.


The Mackie Active Direct Box MDB-1A is a top-notch direct box that offers exceptional audio quality and versatility. Whether you’re a professional audio engineer or a musician, this direct box will meet your needs and exceed your expectations. Invest in the MDB-1A and take your audio setup to the next level.