Purchased for use with K&K pure mini equipped Taylor 526. The Fire Eye brings something special to my tone, unlike any of my other acoustic pre-amp/DI gear. Couldn't be happier with the purchase. Plus, the fine folks at Shoreline are a pleasure to work with. They are now my "first stop" for any guitar-related purchases...
I now own 3 of these as the other 2 I play with both have some guitars that require good pre-amps in performance. I loop a BBE Sonic Stomp pedal through mine and all 12 of my acoustics are equipped with K&K Pure Minis. There just isn't another transparent pre-amp like the Dee-Eye at that price point. Can't go wrong with it! I also record with my rig and my guitars always sound great!
I had already bought a Red Eye liked it so much I bought a Dee Eye as an extra DI box for my PA. I recently bought a "74 Guild 12-string that I installed a K&K Double Helix sound hole pickup in it sounds GREAT through the Dee Eye. My Martin sounds a little boomy on the bass end through it but the 12 sounds great. Once again quick service and fast shipping from Shoreline. Love their service!!
Great little DI that works great with my K&K Pure Mini. My Mackie PPM1008 has two dedicated preamp channels for plugging in an acoustic guitar or anything utilizing a passive pickup, like the K&K. However, I did my first gig with this rig this weekend and noticed a considrable difference and improvement using the Dee-Eye and running it into one of the standard channels on the Mackie. It required a lot less knob twisting to dial up a sound.
And then there's the Shoreline Aim To Please service policy of getting orders out in a flash....Thanks Shoreline!