Jensen JIK-DB1 Iso-kit music gear review

Music Gear Review: Jensen JIK-DB1 Iso-Kit

The Jensen JIK-DB1 Iso-Kit is aimed at electronics enthusiasts, audio engineering students and schools that teach electronics/audio curricula. The JIK-DB1 Iso-Kit features a JT-DB-EPC Jensen transformer within this full-featured professional passive direct box. The JT-DB-EPC transformer has dual Faraday shields and the kit is similar to Jensen’s single-channel Iso- MAX® Concert-1 direct box that sells for $199.

The Jensen JIK-DB1 Iso-Kit comes with easy-to-assemble instructions, quality components and a printed circuit board with extra large gold-plated solder points that makes it easier for students new to soldering. The JIK-DB1 direct box is capable of a frequency response of 10Hz to 50kHz with undetectable phase shift, and low noise particularly around 50Hz to 60Hz. I built the JIK-DB1 Iso-Kit easily in about an hour using only the recommended tools and instructions and it worked perfectly the first time.

So I highly recommend building the useful Jensen JIK-DB1 Iso-Kit—especially to students and schools who teach audio engineering and electronic classes. The Jensen JIK-DB1 Iso-Kit sells for $125 MSRP and is only available to students through select educational facilities. Quantity discounts for schools is also available.

BARRY RUDOLPH is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine.