BiX

Studio Quality Instrument Preamp / EQ / DI / Boost

Baby Makes Three.

In a few short years, FELiX and AliX have become the preamps of choice for discerning touring and recording musicians. From Banjo to bass players, they enable performers to perfect their stage and studio sound beyond what was previously possible.

And now directly from this lineage comes BiX, which shares the exact same DNA of its bigger siblings, but with an intelligently streamlined feature set and a price that puts it in reach of any performer, whether on their way to the local coffee shop or the megadome.

Controls are dead simple – input gain, high and low shelving EQ, and a 10dB variable boost circuit, with footswitches for mute and boost. I/O includes the instrument input, separate send and return insert jacks, an unbalanced line output, and a balanced ISO DI output on XLR. For enhanced EQ control, rear panel DIP switches select between two different transition frequencies for both High and Low controls. And BiX is pedalboard friendly, with a 9VDC power input and a compact, rugged low-profile chassis.

Sonically, BiX is a carbon copy of its bigger siblings, with crystal clear, ultra-quiet audio performance. A better than 30VDC internal operating voltage provides for incredible headroom. The highs are smooth and open, and the lows are deep and rock solid. The dynamics and tone of the instrument come alive with clarity and realism, which translates to creating a deeper bond between you and your instrument.

  • 1/4" high impedance input
  • Separate FX send and return
  • 1/4" unbalanced line output
  • Balanced XLR DI transformer iso output
  • 10dB variable boost
  • Mute and Boost footswitches
  • High and Low shelving EQ
  • Selectable EQ transition frequencies
  • 9VDC operation
  • Over 30V internal operating voltage
  • Pedalboard friendly design
  • 5 year transferable warranty
  • Made in the USA

BiX Owner's Manual Rev B

Specifications

GAIN RANGE
Line Output 0dB to +37dB
DI Output, Level: Line -29dB to +8dB
Boost 0dB to +12dB
THD+N 22Hz-22kHz BW
1kHz @ 0dB Gain +10dBu out < 0.002%
1kHz @ 20dB Gain +10dBu out < 0.002%
1kHz @ 36dB Gain +10dBu out < 0.005%
INTERMODULATION DISTORTION - SMPTE/DIN 4:1 7kHz/50Hz
@ 36dB Gain +10dBu out < 0.008%
FREQUENCY RESPONSE
Line output @ 20dB Gain -3dB 10Hz - 185kHz
DI output @ 10Hz - 40kHz
I/O IMPEDANCE
Instrument Input 10MΩ / 1M Ω with TRS input cable, tip and ring shorted
Insert Input 200kΩ
Insert Output 150Ω
Line Output 150Ω
DI Output 150Ω
SIGNAL / PEAK LED METER
Green threshold -13dBu
Red threshold +12dBu
MAXIMUM INPUT LEVEL
Instrument Input +22dBu
Insert Return (0dB Boost) +22dBu
MAXIMUM OUTPUT LEVEL - 100k Ohm load, 0.1% THD
Line Output +22dBu
DI Output (Mic) -7dBu
Insert Output +22dBu
EQ
Gain +/-15dB
Low Frequency (Low Range) 100Hz
Low Frequency (High Range) 200Hz
High Frequency (Low Range) 2kHz
High Frequency (High Range) 4kHz
DYNAMIC RANGE 22Hz-22kHz BW
Minimum Gain, Line Out 129dB
Minimum Gain, DI Out 129dB
OUTPUT NOISE 22Hz-22kHz BW
Minimum Gain, Line Out -107dBu
Minimum Gain, DI Output < -120dBu
Maximum Gain, Line Out -78dBu
Maximum Gain, DI Out -106dBu
POWER
Connector 2.1mm Center Negative
Nominal Input Voltage 9VDC
Nominal Input Current 150mA
Input Voltage Range 6VDC - 12VDC
WEIGHT and DIMENSIONS
1.2lbs (0.55kg) H2.5" x W5.1" x D4.5" (H6.35cm x W13.0cm x D11.4cm)