How do you send the purest warmest and most natural signal out of a high-impedance instrument to a balanced mic input at the console? Countryman’s Type 85 Direct Interface box. The Type 85 connects any high impedance instrument pickup even piezo pickups to a balanced microphone (XLR type) input. It uses only hand selected high quality discrete components woven into a single ended class A circuit much like the classic tube microphone preamp. The Type 85 has an incredibly smooth sweet sound.