Since its introduction in 1997 the Qbox has become one of Whirlwind's most successful "Black Boxes" ever.
The Qbox is the all-in-one audio
ideal for applications such as live sound
, maintenance, installation work - anywhere audio
runs down a cable. The Qbox includes a microphone
, a speaker
, a test tone generator, outputs for standard headphones
, a 1/4" jack
for line-in or a 2k Ohm
(telephone) earpiece out. A handy clip
attaches the Qbox to your belt or equipment rack
Simply generate into or listen to audio
at any point in your system from the mics to the power amps
to quickly confirm which sections are working and which ones aren't. The Qbox can quick-check dynamic
mics and cables without firing up the entire system. Use the bult in mic
or tone generator at three different levels for activating a signal path or identifying a specific cable in a pile of cable ends. Powered by a single standard 9V alkaline battery
and housed in rugged ABS, the Qbox is light yet able to withstand the wear and tear of fieldwork.
For an instant hands-free intercom, just plug
and hook up one Qbox on each end of a line and use the built-in microphone
Use it to monitor a standard 3-wire intercom feed - LEDs
confirm the presence of intercom or phantom power
Use it as a squawk box to the stage
from the main audio console
during set-up. Works in a pinch as a handy, portable, powered monitor too.
The SOURCE section of the Qbox lets you send
a tone or the signal from the built-in condenser mic
or line levels.
The SPEAKER volume
control lets you confirm incoming signals at mic
or line level
A handy MONITOR switch allows the user to listen to a balanced
signal or to two separate unbalanced
signals on pin 2 or 3 (referenced to pin 1), such as a two-channel
A SPLIT switch disconnects the two XLRs
from each other so tone or internal mic
can be sent out of one XLR
while you listen to what's coming back on the other. Or connect the XLRs
together and "loop-through" or daisy-chain units.