The "MATCHMAKER" is designed to accept either an:
instrument level signal directly from the instrument,
a line level signal from the output of an effects device or amplifier pre-amp section, or
a speaker level signal from the speaker output jack of an instrument amplifier.
The "MATCHMAKER" Direct Box also incorporates a special "Cabinet Emulation" feature allowing the musician to more closely duplicate the on-stage amplifications' tone qualities in the additional audio feed being sent to the mixing console.
To prevent 60 cycle hum when a "ground loop" is encounterd between the on-stage amplification and the audio equipment being fed from the balanced output of the MDB-101, a ground lift switch is provided.