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Walrus Audio debuts Canvas Series of stereo and mono DI box/line isolators

Walrus Audio Canvas DI box line isolator
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Effects pedal specialist Walrus Audio has introduced the all-new Canvas Series, which comprises a pair of stereo and mono DI box/line isolators.

Named after the philosophical belief that “your sound is the paint”, the passive Canvas units promise to eliminate any potential signal-related hiccups that may occur both in the studio and live settings by providing a pristine sonic foundation.

In practice, both the stereo and mono Canvas boxes convert unbalanced signals into balanced ones in order to make them fully compatible with front-of-house mixers or recording interfaces. It’s especially applicable to electric guitar players running through DSP rigs and amp-in-a-box setups.

As for the nitty gritty, the Canvas units’ high-impedance DI mode transforms 1/4” unbalanced input to XLR balanced output via a transformer by dropping the signal -20dB. The DI mode also offers a Pad switch, which engages a further -15dB input pad for particularly hot signals.

Line isolator mode, meanwhile, is for converting low-impedance sources, which will maintain the signal’s full volume after its been converted to a balanced signal.

Elsewhere, both Canvas boxes feature a flat frequency response from 20Hz to 20kHz, and come equipped with a ground-lift switch to reduce any annoying hum.

Both units are identical in dimension – 4.77” x 2.6” x 1.39” – meaning they're remarkably pedalboard friendly, though, as expected, the stereo option arrives with a more comprehensive input/output set up.

In terms of price, the Canvas Mono is available for $149, while the Canvas Stereo weighs in at $249.

For more information, visit Walrus Audio (opens in new tab).

The Canvas Series joins the rest of Walrus Audio's 2022 lineup, which comprises the feature-packed M1 High-Fidelity Modulation Machine, updated Mako Series D1 High-Fidelity Stereo Delay and revamped Slötvå Multi-Texture reverb pedal.

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Matt is a News Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.