Simply connect the HB60i between your amplifier’s output and the speaker itself to get the real and unique sound of your amp overloading, but at a manageable volume.
We’ve taken the guesswork out of attenuation with our easy to use, two-mode switchable system. In Studio mode (-10dB) the HB60i provides the perfect volume for studio recording or garage-rehearsals. In Jam mode (-18dB) the HB60i reduces your amp to levels ideal for moderate volume jamming out at home, writing riffs with bandmates, and recording with sensitive condenser microphones.
Why switched instead of variable?
Have you ever owned a 50w amp and wished it was 45 watts? Or come across a 30w AC30 that blows a 60w Fender away? Fact is that watts are a very approximate measurement of volume and messing about with fine-grained control here is pretty useless. What most of us want are just a few setting: A bit less for pub gigs, a bit less again for recording, and a lot less for jamming at home. And so that’s what we offer: Elegance, simplicity, and usability so you can get on with playing because we’ve done the boring complex calculations for you.
There are also several advantages to this, and for one it’s really easy to buy ultra-reliable high-power toggle switches. Whereas most rotary ones are ultra-low power and in fact, the most common rotary switch is only rated for 0.2 watts with 8 ohm speakers. And yes! You really -do- find that switch used on several commercial products. Shocking! By comparison even our tiny toggles are rated at over 250 watts. And rotary variable rheostats are almost as bad, with many unable to withstand any overload and reaching temperatures well over 500 deg C internally. Our HotBoxes are built to last.
- Suitable for any valve amp upto 60 watts.
- Inductive (Reactive) attenuation for best possible tone.
- Studio -10dB and Practice -18dB modes.
- Bypass mode so you don’t need to unplug.
- Available in 4, 8 and 16 ohm versions.
- True bypass to let your full volume through for A/B comparisons in the studio.
- Designed and built in Manchester, UK using premium components.
- Lifetime warranty.