Hughes & Kettner Red Box 5 Cab Emulated DI Box
Since its late-'80s release, the original Hughes & Kettner Red Box has been the standard tool for capturing the sound of guitar amps without using microphones. The Red Box 5 is the latest version of the award winning industry-standard DI box with speaker simulation, now with new filtering options for small/large housings, modern/vintage speakers, and loose/tight response of the cabinet. It delivers unvarying sound quality at every gig or recording session, putting an end to crosstalk with other instruments or hassles of experimenting with microphone placement.
Thanks to this clear, direct sound, Red Box 5 will endear you to every seasoned PA tech and studio engineer. The Red Box does not sound like a mic-¦ed cab, it sounds likle the cab itself! And the secret behind many of today's best sounding guitar tracks is that they are double-tracked with a microphone and a Red Box, or that the pure Red Box signal is run through microphone- and room-emulating software plug-ins. This enables a perfect mix of ambience and ultra-direct attack.
- Input: 6.3mm (1/4") jack
- Thru: 6.3mm (1/4") jack
- Output: XLR, balanced
- Power Supply: Phantom powered (48 Volts, 10mA)
- External Power Supply: 9-24 Volts AC or DC (optional)
- Battery: 9 Volts (optional)
- Dimensions: 115 x 40 x 60 mm
- Weight: 0.2 kg
No upgrades available
Audible hiss from box, even when no input connected / new battery. Unit replaced, Similar problem with replacement - suspected faulty batch. Bought a more expensive DI / EQ box from a competitor instead, Shame as H&K are a well respected company and the Red Box 5 seemed to be an ideal and affordable solution for my stage sound requirements.