LR Baggs Para Acoustic D.I. – Versatile Preamp for Acoustic Guitars


SKU B001E95KEC Category


The LR Baggs Para Acoustic D.I. is a professional-quality preamp designed for acoustic guitars with passive or active pickups. With flexible EQ shaping, phase inversion and phantom power compatibility, the Para D.I. provides the control and performance needed for stage and studio applications.

Dial in Your Ideal Tone

The Para D.I. lets you shape your acoustic guitar’s voice with a 5-band EQ, featuring adjustable low and high semi-parametric bands. Cut or boost up to 15dB at the low 100Hz and high 6kHz bands to target problem frequencies or get more punch and shimmer. The swept midrange (200Hz-3kHz) and presence (3kHz-9kHz) bands provide +/-12dB boost/cut for adding projection and clarity to your guitar’s core tone. A phase inversion switch helps eliminate feedback at the touch of a button.

Handles Passive and Active Pickups with Ease

The Para D.I. works great with both passive and active pickup systems thanks to its adjustable input gain. Passive pickups can be boosted up to 15dB to prevent weak tone and loss of dynamics. Active pickups can be attenuated by up to 15dB to prevent overloading the preamp. An input status LED indicates the optimum gain setting for the pickup being used.

Flexible Output Options

The Para D.I. provides both a balanced XLR and unbalanced 1/4″ output. The balanced XLR ensures noise-free tone when using long cable runs to the mixing board. The unbalanced output feeds nearby amps or pedalboards. Level controls for both outputs allow you to optimize levels to balanced and unbalanced equipment.

Powered by Phantom Power or 9V Battery

The Para D.I. can be powered either by 48V phantom power from a mixing board or PA system, or a standard 9V battery for portable and acoustic-guitar-amp use. The unit’s low current draw allows for exceptionally long battery life.

Road-Ready Reliability

Housed in a compact, all-metal chassis, the Para D.I. is built to handle the rigors of touring and live performance. The chassis’ EDP coating resists corrosion from salt air and humidity. Dual-layer circuit boards and chassis-mounted jacks ensure road toughness. With LR Baggs’ quality U.S. manufacturing and 2-year warranty, the Para D.I. will deliver years of great acoustic tone.

Key Features

  • 5-band EQ with 100Hz low, 200Hz-3kHz sweep mid, 3kHz-9kHz presence, 6kHz high bands
  • Up to 15dB cut/boost on low, high and +/-12dB mid bands
  • Tuneable notch filter eliminates feedback frequencies
  • Phase inversion switch improves feedback rejection
  • Adjustable gain for passive and active pickups (-15dB to +15dB)
  • Input status LED for gain optimization
  • Balanced XLR and unbalanced 1/4″ outputs
  • Output level controls for both outputs
  • Powered by 48V phantom power or 9V battery
  • Road-tough metal chassis with corrosion resistant EDP coating
  • 2-year warranty

Get Professional Tone and Control

The LR Baggs Para Acoustic D.I. gives you the flexible tone-shaping and transparent sound acoustic players need. Its robust design and quality components deliver years of great tone, night after night. Pick up the Para D.I. and take your acoustic guitar tone to the next level!


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