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  • Odieux FonzyOdieux Fonzy

    Thd Hot PlatePublished on 05/30/07 at 08:20
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    I tried this on a vintage Marshall stack consisting of a head 100W JMP Master Lead 2203 1981 Mark II and a 4x12 cabinet 1960A of the JCM 800 series dating back to 1984. This t you possde a master volume, but I wanted to hear the sound obtained by saturation of the single power floor without becoming dull, hence the need for a hotplate! (As everyone knows, the audio obtained by saturation of the power of a tube amp tage is in general much more musical than the saturation of a prampli.)

    Difficult Pre-Trial: we find HotPlate Paris in one store, where he did not t possible to get a demonstration on their hardware (though one day c'tait week without busy). D'o Plan B: I command in Germany by …
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    I tried this on a vintage Marshall stack consisting of a head 100W JMP Master Lead 2203 1981 Mark II and a 4x12 cabinet 1960A of the JCM 800 series dating back to 1984. This t you possde a master volume, but I wanted to hear the sound obtained by saturation of the single power floor without becoming dull, hence the need for a hotplate! (As everyone knows, the audio obtained by saturation of the power of a tube amp tage is in general much more musical than the saturation of a prampli.)

    Difficult Pre-Trial: we find HotPlate Paris in one store, where he did not t possible to get a demonstration on their hardware (though one day c'tait week without busy). D'o Plan B: I command in Germany by mail order, with a guarantee as possible unconditional return within 30 days.

    First finding dballage, the device seems robust and well finished, with a fan placed in the box. Note that the HotPlate is purely passive, the ncessaire energy to spin the fan is prleve the one he used dissipate.
    (For Dtail of rglages available on the beast, refer to prcdents notice.)

    I think after a testing week with:
    - A Fender Stratocaster american vintage '62
    - A Gibson Les Paul Standard
    - A Blade RH4 Classic
    - A Blade R4

    * The sound of low attnuation (say up to - 12 dB) is not bad at all, quite transparent, but it is not used in a non-isolated house if we has neighbors, the volume produced is much too strong. on the other hand, it is undoubtedly very useful to use a 100W monster with a rock band on a small scene or in a bar.

    * To use the Marshall presqu self bottomless at the neighbors immediately call the police, attnuation must be practically pushes its maximum, and the resulting sound is extr armament compress quite unpleasant, and whatever the equalizer attempt made on the amp or the boiboite.

    In conclusion, this machine has little prs no intRet for home-studio owner who wants to save his amp with a mic (I HotPlate accuracy of all here that has a line out for those who like). This machine did not of intRet for the guitarist who only wants to play "in his room," a much better sound obtained by saturating the prampli and adding an overdrive pedal (for me, a Boss OD-1) to sustain. The HotPlate logically retourn with his expditeur for reimbursement ...
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  • jerem37jerem37

    Thd Hot PlatePublished on 02/21/13 at 05:10
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    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,…
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    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.
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  • nickname009nickname009

    Thd Hot PlatePublished on 02/17/12 at 21:17
    One of if not, the most popularized attenuators out there to date. Plug it in properly and you'll be able to crank the snot out of your tube amp and control the overall volume level with the hotplate. This enables you to of course get that great tube saturation at bedroom levels. It's a very simple to use device and doesn't require much, it's really only got one knob and one or two additional switches.
    Tonally it is supposed to replicate what a cranked amp would sound like, though in my opinion it replicates more of what a cranked marshall would sound like. This being said, THDs seem to sound great with marshall amps for some reason but everytime I try it with another amp it just doesn’t …
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    One of if not, the most popularized attenuators out there to date. Plug it in properly and you'll be able to crank the snot out of your tube amp and control the overall volume level with the hotplate. This enables you to of course get that great tube saturation at bedroom levels. It's a very simple to use device and doesn't require much, it's really only got one knob and one or two additional switches.
    Tonally it is supposed to replicate what a cranked amp would sound like, though in my opinion it replicates more of what a cranked marshall would sound like. This being said, THDs seem to sound great with marshall amps for some reason but everytime I try it with another amp it just doesn’t sound like how I’m used to that amp sounding when cranked. I can’t say why or how but it the THD just seems to give off a more vintage tubey tone all together. I think this is the reason for other revisions of this hotplate being produced by other companies and such. Also feature-wise other companies have upgraded it, some all in one type that allow you to hook it up to any OHM configured amp/head/combo rig.
    Though overall, it’s a good product. If you’re a one-amp type of user and just want to get a good bedroom level tone this would be worth looking into. Yes it’s a bit pricey, but compared to when it first came out it’s gotten cheaper. Though personally, I find no use for it these days. As these days most modern amps have decent and usable tones at low volumes. However if you’re got a vintage amp that you haven’t been able to crank and rock out with since your last gig in the 70s in Madison square garden, this is what you want!
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  • LeulapinLeulapin

    Thd Hot PlatePublished on 06/23/04 at 06:51
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Attnuateur power in 8ohms has put between power amplifier and speaker.
    Line out with volume and possibility SETTING THE output of two speakers.

    C in large volumes a volume knob set amps lamps with only gain and master which can saturate the power tubes without rveiller neighbors. Its look is that of a large radiator with colored folk buttons faade

    I apprci version 19 "is even more convenient when a small disk storage box, a simulation of the same HP output was t more for audio acquisition ...

    Attnuation from 0 (bypass) 4, 8, 12 and 16 Db or usable loadbox.
    A potentiomtre More precisely adjusts the position attnuation-16dB to reach the load (no sound).

    Of boost "brigt" and "d…
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    Attnuateur power in 8ohms has put between power amplifier and speaker.
    Line out with volume and possibility SETTING THE output of two speakers.

    C in large volumes a volume knob set amps lamps with only gain and master which can saturate the power tubes without rveiller neighbors. Its look is that of a large radiator with colored folk buttons faade

    I apprci version 19 "is even more convenient when a small disk storage box, a simulation of the same HP output was t more for audio acquisition ...

    Attnuation from 0 (bypass) 4, 8, 12 and 16 Db or usable loadbox.
    A potentiomtre More precisely adjusts the position attnuation-16dB to reach the load (no sound).

    Of boost "brigt" and "deep" can correct the sound attnu allows a lamp included in the grate grain attnuation, I do not understand his logic sometimes it's better with , sometimes better without ... that just made a lamp over rgulirement change and is not gnial.

    In after technicians lamps, lamps wear out faster a high yield, so it will change them more often on the amp also.

    A fan is located under the hotplate and is powered by the power of the amp Reue. C the same level when robust design, a cash output 180watts power amp ...

    The sound is somewhat comparable change the amount of attnuation we can do. It is of the same ALTR but remains overall musical intgres corrections can still navigate.

    Only the attack is lgrement changes, as if this case lgrement compressing the sound.

    It is good when even rev above that solicits speakers both in sound is forcment Different.

    Personal record I get enough stuff ralistes home with an SM57 in front of the cabinet so it's more than enough to model.

    Forget the exit line on the other hand because the absence of HP simulator that the gross dcoffrage his fate and is not usable as is.

    Used for 3 months
    Allows you to play with her a home but not too much to customize since c is not quite the same when the same ... attnuation least it is stronger and practitioner.
    Not test before buying (Correspondence muzic toys)
    C compared to the same cheap at Marshall dnature more sound, even when a little expensive for what it is (300) so if not need to work with the same sound live better customize your sound by taking a crneau rp alone and buy a pod or a guitar for home port

    Exprience with j'achterait can be a pod or other Vox ToneLab for not much more expensive to practice in silence, I do not know.
    The sound is of the same attnu not normment dnatur and can therefore work its effects and the grain of his home.

    It should be rflchir what one wants to do is a hardware rev typ in its use.
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  • Brides108Brides108

    Thd Hot PlatePublished on 01/03/07 at 01:13
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    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 …
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    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 me
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  • rogercagrogercag

    Thd Hot PlatePublished on 02/11/07 at 08:22
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    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 an…
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    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 ...
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  • coyote0coyote0

    Thd Hot PlatePublished on 10/31/08 at 01:49
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    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 ap…
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    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 ...
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  • loudfunkloudfunk

    Amp sounds great at levels louder than you can use...this is the fix for it.

    Thd Hot PlatePublished on 03/27/11 at 18:56
    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 attenuate…
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    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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  • SlapKidSlapKid

    Superb, but do not dream too!

    Thd Hot PlatePublished on 11/20/10 at 14:00
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    I've had 2 years, bought okaz seen the insane price to nine ...

    Features bright-deep, and tube lights in the center of the bug on demand.
    Line out back, no sim and it is a driver for extra power amp if your amp is simplistic kind bassman and company.

    We can play without sound (with Veronica) without the farting stuff lamp.

    The device is passive, it's so nice not s'emm ... alims and with this circus!

    Interestingly, there are two exits for hp 16ohms input amplifier 8ohms, so I did not need to fiddle to connect my two 10pouces 16ohms at home (which comes with a mini Marshall stack, I just put hp in class).

    All good then! Now what's the point?
    Deep-bright vitality that make low-volu…
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    I've had 2 years, bought okaz seen the insane price to nine ...

    Features bright-deep, and tube lights in the center of the bug on demand.
    Line out back, no sim and it is a driver for extra power amp if your amp is simplistic kind bassman and company.

    We can play without sound (with Veronica) without the farting stuff lamp.

    The device is passive, it's so nice not s'emm ... alims and with this circus!

    Interestingly, there are two exits for hp 16ohms input amplifier 8ohms, so I did not need to fiddle to connect my two 10pouces 16ohms at home (which comes with a mini Marshall stack, I just put hp in class).

    All good then! Now what's the point?
    Deep-bright vitality that make low-volume part, and the tube that lights up makes the sound softer, subtle but real.
    Me too I do not see the usefulness of positions 4-8-12 db, since even a Valve Junior head w 5 still sounds too hard at those rates. So my hotplate subscribes to the mode-16dB or more (where the right button is functional).
    I venture to doubt the domestic use with a 50w marshall tube, it is my opinion pure utopia.
    So exit the myth of the white-hot amp volume is sustainable, there has to my knowledge no attenuator capable of that.

    Cons by the craft is very useful as a passive noise-gate (the tubes is very cute but it alone as a kitten, even if Tiger mesa!), Loudness, and manage a beautiful amp volume lounge ( clean rule for a single channel).
    Remove the hotplate is ugly and dull-too-hard ...

    That you know what to expect from this product, I greatly appreciate. A solution for managing an amp a bit much for the home, and improve low-volume rendering, so.

    I also have a weber Micromass, which does not offer its correction, and according to the amp I plug it should be fine too (like the amp has a good equalizer, and / or a second channel plus master volume) . It is much cheaper, and I read I know where it was easy to get the plan to make one yourself for less.

    But please do not dream, you will not use your natural saturation marshall 1987x the barrack without earplugs or cops at the door, no way!

    I remove an item, price or is sold, there is no option for line out with / without speaker simulation.





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  • moosersmoosers

    Thd Hot PlatePublished on 01/21/10 at 20:49
    The THD Hot Plate (8 Ohms version) is a unique device which allows you to exert the full power of your tube amplifier without being too loud.<span> </span>It is main for the player with a tube amp, and those of us who have them understand that they sound at their best when they are turned up.<span> </span>What the Hot Plate allows your amp to do is to achieve this sound without blowing out the room, and is especially useful for playing in smaller sized clubs.<span> </span>The unit has ¼ inch connections and will fit nicely on top of your amp, as it isn’t rack mountable.After you’ve got the THD Hot Plate all plugged in and good to go, using the unit isn’t too hard.<span> </span>This isn’t to…
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    The THD Hot Plate (8 Ohms version) is a unique device which allows you to exert the full power of your tube amplifier without being too loud.<span> </span>It is main for the player with a tube amp, and those of us who have them understand that they sound at their best when they are turned up.<span> </span>What the Hot Plate allows your amp to do is to achieve this sound without blowing out the room, and is especially useful for playing in smaller sized clubs.<span> </span>The unit has ¼ inch connections and will fit nicely on top of your amp, as it isn’t rack mountable.After you’ve got the THD Hot Plate all plugged in and good to go, using the unit isn’t too hard.<span> </span>This isn’t to say that set up is hard either, as it only takes some simple connections between this, your guitar, and your amplifier.<span> </span>The parameters that you’ve got to work with include load, volume output, as well as switches for deep, bright, and a selector to have the bulbs either on or off.<span> </span>I don’t think that a manual is necessary, although I haven’t seen one so I can’t say anything about its make up.Let me start off by reiterating that the THD Hot Plate is only for tube amps!<span> </span>It shouldn’t be used with a solid state amp, as it would serve no purpose.<span> </span>Also, there are a variety of different versions of the Hot Plate, I believe ranging from 2 ohms to 16 ohms.<span> </span>The amp that I have used the unit with is a 1976 Fender Twin Reverb, which requires the 8 ohm version, but different amps will require different amounts of ohm age.<span> </span>The THD Hot Plate does exactly what it advertises to do, and really doesn’t add any sound to your signal, it just harnesses the power of your amp to create its best tone possible…While the THD Hot Plate isn’t the cheapest unit in the world, if you’re looking to get maximum power from your tube amp to get that incredible full tube sound in all its glory, it is definitely worth it.<span> </span>Overall, a very cool product and a great idea from THD here…
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