I found the Simple Way D1 to be a very competent active DI box. Some aspects of its design have clearly been inspired by Radial’s J48, and it is a credit to Simple Way that the D1’s performance matches or exceeds that of the J48 in most areas.
Simple Way D1’s mechanical design and processing is faultless. A price of 160€ may seem very steep for a lesser-known company, but it’s a great value for professional studios and stage application.
In 2014, I’ve acquainted myself with the Simple Way products and since it has become one of my favourite manufacturers. I’m in love with HD1 and happy that they chose to make a microphone as well.