Thd Hot Plate 16 Ohms user reviews
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- Overall Opinion
- We all know that tube amps sound best cranked, and we all love big amps because on a 100 watt amp that bottom simply sound much better than on a 10 watter.
Unfortunately once you get those amps to levels where the power stage actually starts to “breath” it gets loud. Loud enough that your band mates will bet angry, and the sound man will take you out of the mix.
This is where attenuators come in, they take the amps signal from the speaker tap and dissipates it into...well hot air.
The layout is simple, on the back you have 4 1/4 inch jacks. They are input from amp, speaker 1 and 2, and line-out plus a line out control.
Up front you have a 6 position stepped selector switch, which attenuates the signal down from bypassed (labelled 0dB attenuation), in 4 dB decrements. Once you get to the -16dB setting it will bring the continuos control on the right into play letting you gradually go from 16 dB of attenuation down to a whisper. Side effect however is that if you’re attenuating that much the amp’s interaction with the speakers are gone and the tone becomes anemic. So, I wouldn’t suggest this for bedroom usage but rather to tame a loud amp.
In addition to this you have a bright and deep switch to inrease the frequency you loose when turning down. Same concept as your car stereos loudness button at work here.
Now if you’re needing a very quiet volume out of your loud amp the 6th position of the attenuation dial...LOAD is where you want to be. The just send the line-out to a power amp, effects return of another amp or into your recording software with a speaker simulator plug-in and you’re good to rock that amp at whisper volumes with great tones.
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- Overall Opinion
- Attenuator 16 ohm impedance amplifier with attenuation hand slice-4dB 16dB down, then complete silence until another via knob.
Bass and treble adjustments and filters to reduce hum canceling breath apparently.
Equipped with a small LED light to see if he sends a lot in his face or not!!
I use this attenuator since 2009 and the arrival of my Orange Rocker30 (30W ... so much that the THD margin!) And 2 * 12 @ home.
This allows you to push a little volume without bleeding and with a sound that seems still better than to play with the volume between 0 and 1 on the amp ...
Obviously the sound is better if we simply reduce to -4 or-8dB. A from-12dB attenuation appears less transparent, and it will feel more and more as you go up the mitigation.
Personally I use most often at-8dB with bass and treble adjustments enabled, and the sound seems to me very close to my amp.
Also note that the feeling of difference can also be made of the fact that sending less HP and is therefore no longer feels this dynamic guitar playing. Basically, if you play chamber volume, it is quite normal to find the sound a little poorer and soft ... Like what if you play with the volume at 0 and 1 HP ... The need Watts to express themselves, it is not for nothing ...
Heating side, it heats bit and what I find is that although there is no need to feed it to cool, there is a small fan that is supposed to stand on its own with the energy pumped through your amp hotplate (I say supposed because I never blunder ... actually saw with my amp and use my 30W heater not it ...).
Note that I often read that these attenuators gives a better result on obedience british amps ... And I think it is not wrong ...
To conclude, for the use I make of it suits me very well, but having since purchase "scoured" some other forums and have slightly expanded my knowledge of tube amps etc (that n ' was not the case at the time ...), I think we can be better somewhere else or you can have both cheaper small DIYers who are doing well in more than tinker ...
8/10 so because it is a pretty good product that goes well with my amp but because the price is not given and that transparency could be further improved saw what was done in the competition.
- Overall Opinion
- I bought this Bétit bte as many people by mail one month ago.
I live in a house or I can push a little volume, but my ears are not of this opinion, or hotplate.
I possde Orange Rockerverb 50 a head which allows dja much to rattle the pictures on the walls ...
I do not use it to saturate the clean channel, but rather to push the volume of the section without getting dirty ears bleed.
Basically, I go up the volume a bit over the quarter, the gain to 12 and the hotplate of -8 or -12, and give convincing about the results trs.
was the sound of the lamps and the trs close to the head that gives free, and allows you to play the hi fi behind reasonable volume.
the rest of the family aprciera ...
short, a good product rev ...
missing is the headphone jack ...N / AN / AN / A
- Overall Opinion
- I use a thd hotplate ohm for 1 year, on an old head Marshall 100 Watt Super Lead too powerful in repeated or at home (IDAL I level -8/-4 repeating and -12 db / home adpend -16).
Once I even pushed my super lead with 9 to max attenuation to support the sound arf ..
This device is magic he used to tame a monstrous head with no master volume without the sound altrer (grain color), this course dpend the attenuation is less attnue, is best rendered !
I have not tried other attnuateur, if I have large research, only to find that Graham Coxon using live in (he also used two Marshall power brake on its super lead heads. .
The VHT has seemed too lightweight, the THD it does not heat up and has filled rglage and opportunities for the severe acute ...
For the price the fact if we find a used one as hard chopper in France ..
I do it again because this choice necessary for some amps even unusable trs low volume ..
Ps: use cables to connect the HP stuff (not jacks instruments) may except cramage ...N / AN / AN / A
- Overall Opinion
- Small magic item that allows you to use the head on high (as it should normally! Order to hear the richness, the texture of the head) but low volume as a share of the power in the Hot Plate and not the baffle. As a result you can use your head anywhere and a first home!
Personally I tried it from a dealer in my test amp before purchase and it really does! sound of an amp (in this case was the head VHT and Brunetti) pushed to block has nothing to do with the sound of an amp minimum power: the sound is full, total, more than this. . Without the Hot and low volume it seems that the sound is cut off!
In addition it features a built-in noise reduction, a line-out and the ability to connect two speakers the same time and in addition they have a beauty to fall.
It is truly an essential accessory for those who want the Sound anywhere.
THD Hot Plates and are relatively difficult or impossible to find in France, I know only one dealer who proposes them, they are based in Toulouse and the company called Pi-amp
In terms of price / quality ratio is excellent and I even bought one for meN / AN / AN / A