I will continue to assemble Gnomes and Goliaths on-request while I have the necessary components. After this no new units will be built. It is possible though, that it may take several weeks until your ordered device is finished.
I will of course continue to provide customer service where possible.

November 2023


Deutscher Text german

there will be 3 options of the Gnome "DI" Box available:

a)"GNOME DI PLUS" active/passive version with Led indicators = 450 Euro
(passive means:
you can use the DI Box also currentless)

b) "GNOME DI STANDARD" active version with Led indicators = 425 Euro

"GNOME DI LIGHT" active version but without Led indicators = 380 Euro


the pictures below shows the "Gnome DI Plus" as well as the "Gnome DI Standard" version.
(see below for the "Gnome DI Light" version without Led indicators!)

Gnome Tube DI

Gnome Tube DI

Gnome Tube DI

Gnome Tube DI

the pictures above shows the "Gnome DI Plus" as well as the "Gnome DI Standard" versions


this picture shows the "Gnome DI Light" active version but without the Led indicators


this picture shows the "Gnome DI Light" active version but without the Led indicators


WR GNOME TUBE “DI” active/passive tube DI

The WR Gnome Tube “DI” was created as a way of adding the warm harmonics associated with the use of tubes to your sound. Equally effective across the frequency range (20 Hz – 18 KHz), from low-level to loud, the quality of sound is consistently high, allowing the same amazing sound on stage as achieved in the studio.

There are 3 versions of the Gnome box available with "DI" function,

a) the "GNOME DI PLUS" active/passive version with Led indicators.
b) the"GNOME DI STANDARD" = active version with Led indicators.
c) the GNOME DI LIGHT" = active version but without Led indicators.

- The „active/passive version" can be used in two modes: with power supply and without power supply in this case it does operate as a passive DI box!

- The "active versions", works only with external power supply. I.e. without the power supply it will not operate at all.

This unique and innovative design is based on a specialised and limited availability ECC86 NOS tube, optimized to operate on 24 Volt DC, to create wonderful tone in a limited-edition, hand-built unit.

- The Outputs
The “Gnome” is equipped with 2 Outputs (XLR and 6mm Jack).

* The “DI” XLR Output is designed for mixing tables or computers and is equipped with a “Lehle” LTDI-L transformer as galvanic isolation. The “DI” Output also works even without connecting to the power supply (active/passive version), in this case as a passive “DI” Box.

* The Jack Output directly connects your instrument to your Amplifier but with the option to use the tube sound.

- The Switches

* The Presence switch “Pr.”, has 3 positions: 1-0-2. This filter controls the higher frequencies (Presence): 0 = (Middle position) no increase; 1 = slight increase in Presence; 2 = larger increase in Presence. This filter gives the DI box an additional way to control the frequency response.

* The Output switch “D-T”. The Jack Output Switch has 2 positions: position “D” (Direct) or “T” (Tube) allowing the choice between Direct output or Tube output.

* The "GND/LIFT switch": Use this switch to eliminate “hum”. If the ground switch is set to "Lift", the built-in “Lehle” transformer ensures galvanic isolation between the shielding of the WR Tube DI and the earth conductor of the XLR cable attached. If this setting generates hum, activating the ground switch may solve this. When the ground button is set to "GND", the shielding of the DI and the earth conductor of the XLR cable are connected.

- The Potentiometers

* The Volume Potentiometer controls the Output Volume of the XLR Output as well as the Jack Output (output switch position “T”)

* The Sensitive Potentiometer is a sensitive potentiometer that allows continuous control of the input. This is especially useful if you own several basses with quite different output, e.g. “P” Passive and “A” Active.

- The “Lehle LTDI-L Transformer”

* The “Lehle LTDI-L" XLR transformer as galvanic isolation is one of the best transformer worlwide. Quality first!

- The 2 red/green LEDs indicators

* they show the respective positions of the "Output" switch as well as those of the "Sensitive" potentiometer. (only available in the Plus and Standard Versions)!

- The Hardware

* Robust Die cast Aluminium Enclosure.
* Tube: ECC86 or 6GM8 (Russian designation), tube designed to work
optimally with 12-24 Volts.
* A “Sensitive Potentiometer” input-gain potentiometer “P” Passive and “A” Active (for a better adjusting of passive and active instruments).
* A “Presence switch” 3 positions: 1-0-2 ("0" means, without filter)
* A “D-T switch” route the sound between Direct output or Tube output.
* A “DI-XLR” symmetric Output signal plug with Ground switch.
* A “Lehle LTDI-L Transformer”.
* Power supply 100-240 Volt AC to 12 Volt DC 1 Amp.
* Reverse polarity protection.

- Technical data

* Weight: 450 g - Length: 12 cm
* Width: 9 cm
* Overall height: 7 cm
* Internal operating voltage range: 24V DC
* Power consumption: max. ~ 385 mA
* Frequency range: 20 Hz – 18 KHz
* Input impedance: >1 MOhm

Manuals could be download here


Test reviews in german language!

- "bassquarterly" Testbericht vom Januar 2019 (german)

- "Gitarre&Bass" Testbericht vom März 2018 (german pdf)

- "bonedo" Testbericht vom Oktober 2017 (german site)

Video presentation done by "Ralf Gauck"


Video - Soundtrack

Video with soundtracks by Louis Müller
be sure to listen!


"Originally this fine tube DI-box was recommended for bass guitars,
but it scores equally well in tests with all instruments in use,
from the electro-acoustic to electric guitars and even several keyboards."


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