A few years ago, DAS Distribution unveiled the SB7 Spirit Box, a compact Spirit Box designed to help non-physical entities communicate through electronic devices with people like us. The SB7 is quite possibly the best-know if not most popular spirit box used by ghost hunters and paranormal enthusists to generate EVPs (Electronic Voice Phenomena).
The SB7 Spirit Box is manufactured by Pro-Measure, a division of DAS Distribution. If you’re not familiar with them, DAS Distribution is a much-respected company founded by Gary Galk that has been a pioneer in the field of ghost hunting equipment since 2006. Several years later, we’re here, welcoming the next generation SB into the world, the SB11 Spirit Box.
And, wow, is it a beauty!
The SB11 Spirit Box ITC Device is said to be the most advanced “Spirit Box” on the market. Released during Fall of 2014 this premium ghost hunting device is full of a lot of appealing features.
So how does it measure up? Let’s find out…
SB11 Spirit Box has advanced sweep
The SB11 Spirit Box comes with two internal radio channels, which each work independently. You can either sweep a single channel, or sweep both simultaneously. Sweeping both does eat up a bit more battery life, but creates more opportunity for the spirit box to produce EVPs.
You can scan either AM or FM frequency band, scanning either forwards or backwards. You can also select you sweep rate. The SB11 Spirit Box offers a 50-350ms sweep rate of 50ms to 350ms for AM and 50 thru 300 for FM. This is an improvement over the SB7 Spirit Box, which began at 76 MHz.
SB11 Spirit Box audio quality
The SB11 Spirit Box comes with two internal speakers that deliver higher quality audio than what we’ve heard from other spirit boxes. The speakers can also be turned up loud, which makes it much easier to hear whispered words, names or sentences or other messages. An external set of speakers is not needed as with other spirit boxes. However, you may still want to get the Altec Lansing Orbit external speakers, which are a bit better and are commonly used by ghost hunters.
Another great device feature is the mute button, which is found on the side of the SB11 Spirit Box. This mute button lets you momentarily shut off the sound while you’re asking a question.
SB11 Spirit Box’s red LED flashlight is great for night-time use
While spirit boxes are sometimes used during daylight hours, the reality is that they’re most often used at night. With this in mind, the SB11 Spirit Box was designed to also house a handy high intensity red LED flashlight. The red LED light can reach up to 50 feet in the dark and won’t decrease your night vision as much as other wavelengths of light. Not to mention that, by having the flashlight built into the SB11 Spirit Box, you have one less piece of equipment to take with you on your ghost hunt expedition.
SB11 Spirit Box’s temperature monitor helps validate a ghost event
The SB11 Spirit Box comes with an ambient temperature meter that detects hot and cold spots of +5/-5 degrees, which are oftentimes associated with spiritual energy. The Ambient Temperature Meter detects and uses red and blue LED lights and ascending or descending tones to indicate changes to colder or warmer temperature. This is great for confirming a temperature change when a suspected ghost voice is picked up. Note that the red LED flashlight can’t be used simultaneously with the temperature monitor.
SB11 Spirit Box does a ‘stand-up job’
Wait, there’s more! The SB11 Spirit Box also comes with a very helpful built-in tilt stand so that you can prop up your device during an EVP session.
Power source for the SB11 Spirit Box
This device uses 9V batteries. How long the battery lasts depends on a variety of factors such as if you’re running both radio channels at the same time and, of course, if some nearby spirit decides to drain the battery itself.
SB11 Spirit Box Sturdiness
The SB11 Spirit Box’s hard casing is very sturdy and it would take a lot to damage it. So if you’re startled by a spirit and fling the device out of your hand, don’t worry, it should easily survive the drop to the floor!
SB11 Spirit Box Pricing and Availability
The SB11 Spirit Box will available in black, black and black (a little joke there). The price is under $160. Meanwhile, the SB7 Spirit Box, which has fewer features, is available for under $75.
SB11 Spirit Box Tips
Make sure you always record with video or/and a voice recorder when you use the SB11 Spirit Box so that you can go back and analyze the suspected spirit voice further. When new features are developed, you can purchase an upgrade to the SB11 Spirit Box without having to buy a new device. And remember to pack extra batteries!