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Countryman Expands Direct Box Line with New Type 10S and Type 85S Stereo Units Direct Injection & Re-amp Boxes
Old 16th December 2010
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Countryman Expands Direct Box Line with New Type 10S and Type 85S Stereo Units

Hey Guys,
I wanted to share this with you. We're really excited about these boxes, and will be showing them off at NAMM. Hope to see some of you there!

Countryman Associates

Countryman Expands Direct Box Line with New Type 10S and Type 85S Stereo Units

Countryman Associates—manufacturer of the classic Type 85 FET direct box—announces the introduction of new Type 10S and Type 85S stereo direct (DI) boxes.

At the core, both boxes leverage the same circuitry used in their popular one-channel counterparts to achieve outstanding performance. The Type 10S boasts exceptionally low distortion, noise, and deviation from linear phase, with supremely accurate transient response. The Type 85S faithfully implements the now-industry-standard Class A FET-based amplifier of the Type 85, achieving unparalleled overload characteristics and smooth sound.

And, as with any Countryman DI, both boxes employ rugged hardware designed to stand up to even the toughest conditions on the road. All switches and connectors are fully recessed in an architectural aluminum housing strong enough to support an 18-wheeler. Only the highest quality connectors are used: metal-threaded-nose 1/4” jacks, gold-plated super-rugged RCA jacks, and a gold-plated stereo 1/8” jack. The circuit board is potted in epoxy and protected electrically from high-voltage discharges at the input. Transformer isolation is tested for each box by connecting 500VAC from instrument ground to pin 1 for both XLR outputs—this ensures the maximum protection from radio frequency (RF) interference, hum and buzz.

Both the Type 10S and the Type 85S are available in January, 2011 directly from Countryman or from any Countryman dealers. Visit or call Countryman (800-669-1422) for more information.
Old 16th December 2010
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So, nothing on the website about the stereo DIs. Your link only shows the mono ones (except for the splash page identical to what you posted here).

Please post a link when the website gets updated!

Old 18th December 2010
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Type 10S and Type 85S on Countryman Website

Hi Guys,
We've put the detailed info on our website for the stereo di boxes. They will be available at the end of January.

The link to the Type 10S is:

The link to the Type 85S is:

Pricing info and datasheets for both are also up on the site.

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