I have a Carvin dreadnought with an M1a pickup. I'd like to use a DI/preamp with it for shows, such as the Venue, but it's way out of my price range. I was thinking of trying the Behringer ADI21.

My question is, since the M1a is active, will it sound good with an active DI/preamp? Or will the high output of the pickup distort an active DI? The Behringer has a 20db pad feature. Would it be better to just use a passive DI?

Here's the Behringer: