Hughes & Kettner Redbox MK5 DI Box Item Code: REDBOXMK5
Spare the mic and sweeten up the sound!
The Red Box 5 is the latest version of Hughes & Kettner's award-winning DI box with speaker simulation. Red Box 5's clear, direct sound does not sound like a mic'ed cab – it sounds like the cab itself!
Red Box 5 provides one unbalanced ¼" (6.3 mm) jack input (IN) for line and speaker signals and two different outputs: one unbalanced ¼" (6.3 mm) jack (THRU) lets you patch through the unprocessed signal to the cabinet, and one balanced XLR connection lets you feed the processed signal to a mixing console.
An incredible tool for home recording, studio work and even live shows, the Hughes & Kettner Red Box 5 is your key to an authentic cabinet sound – without the cab!
Red Box 5 features the classic Ground/Lift and Pad switches to adjust input gain, and there are also three sliding switches that provide some unusual sound-shaping filters and allow you to subtly tweak your sound and EQ to that of your favourite cab: Loose/Tight: Tight gives you a taut, dense tone that’s great for throatier riffs, while Loose conjures up an airier, softer sound.
Vintage/Modern: The Modern voicing gives you the bark and honk of modern speakers, while Vintage yields a warmer, woollier tone associated with old-school cabs.
Small/Large: Small captures the compressed sound of a small housing, and Large gives the you greater girth and added bass of a sizeable cab!
The Ground/Lift switch severs the Red Box 5’s ground circuit to eliminate humming or buzzing caused by ground loops and Lift, as the name suggests, severs the connection.
Finally, the 0 dB/-26 dB switch selects your input gain level.
• 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