Hughes & Kettner Red Box 5 Guitar Cabinet Simulator

Hughes & Kettner Red Box 5 Guitar Cabinet Simulator

Hughes & Kettner Red Box 5 Guitar Cabinet Simulator

Hughes & Kettner Red Box 5 Guitar Cabinet Simulator

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Product Highlights

  • Guitar Cab Emulator in DI Form Factor
  • 5 Switches
  • Tonal Filters, Pad & Ground-Loop Switch
  • For Speaker & Line-Level Sources
  • Compatible with Tube & Solid-State Amps
  • 2 x 1/4" Jacks, Input & Thru
  • 1 x XLR Output
  • Phantom or Battery Powered
  • Works with Separately Available PSUs
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Hughes & Kettner REDBOX5 overview

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Designed for electric guitarists, the Hughes & Kettner Red Box 5 is a compact enclosure in a DI form factor that mimics the tone of speaker cabinets. Thanks to its -26-dB pad switch, it can be used with both line-level signals and speaker signals, making it suitable for implementation with tube amplifiers, solid-state amplifiers, and combo amps of all sorts. 

Other switches afford you the ability to filter the sound of the cab. The Loose/Tight selector allows you to switch between a more chunky, hefty sound and a timbre that's more diffuse and airy. Likewise, you can choose between aggressive or warmer tonalities with the Vintage/Modern switch. The Small/Large switch selects between emulations of small and large cabinets, while the remaining selector is a more utilitarian ground/lift switch for mitigating the noise associated with ground loops. 

The Red Box 5 has three connection points. Two 1/4" jacks are on hand—one input and one thru; this allows you to place the box in-line between your amp and your cabinet, which is one way to route signal through the box. You can also feed the Red Box 5 with signal from your amp's FX send jack, should the amp have one. A single XLR jack is provided for sending signal to mixers, recording interfaces, or the house PA. You can power the Red Box with a 9V battery, through 48V phantom power over the output, or by means of a power supply, which is available separately. 

Note: Tube-amp users, please take note: The RED BOX 5 taps the signal between the power amp and speaker; it does not replace the speaker or provide a dummy load. It is not a load box.

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Hughes & Kettner Red Box 5 Guitar Cabinet Simulator
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty (Upon Registration within 30 Days of Purchase)
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    Hughes & Kettner REDBOX5 specs

    Controls 5 x switches
    I/O 1 x 1/4" input, phone type
    1 x 1/4" thru-put, phone type
    1 x XLR output, balanced
    Impedance Input, 0 dB Position: 10 kOhms
    Input, -26 dB Position: 4.5 kOhms
    Output, 0 dB Position: 880 Ohms
    Output, -26 dB Position: 440 Ohms
    Maximum Input Gain 0 dB Position: 18 dBV (48 V phantom power)
    -26 dB Position: 44 dBV (48 V phantom power)
    Maximum Level (Output) Balanced
    0 dB Position, at 10 dBV: -12 dBV / 500 Hz
    -26 dB Position, at 36 dBV (500 W / 8 Ohms): -12 dBV / 500 Hz

    0 dB Position, at 10 dBV: -18 dBV / 500 Hz
    -26 dB Position, at 36 dBV (500 W / 8 Ohms): -18 dBV / 500 Hz
    External Power Supply 9 to 15 VAC or 9 to 24 VDC, minimum 10 mA, available separately
    Phantom Power 48 VDC via balanced output
    Battery 9 V
    Power Consumption 2 mA at 9 V
    Temperature Range 32 to 95°F / 0 to 35°C
    Dimensions 4.4 x 1.5 x 2.4" / 113.0 x 38.0 x 60.0 mm
    Weight 0.4 lb / 0.2 kg

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