Black Box Analog Design HG-2 Processor
The Black Box Analog Design HG-2 Processor is a line level, stereo unit designed to add saturation, harmonics, natural compression, increased RMS and enhancement during mixing and mastering. It is designed to easily and naturally do what usually requires multiple pieces of gear and do it better!
The Black Box Analog Design HG-2 uses custom input transformers to feed two paths: The main signal path travels through a 6U8A Pentode tube stage that then drives into the Triode stage that follows, resulting in everything from subtle harmonics to full on saturation.
Also fed from the input transformer is a parallel signal path that utilizes a set of 12AX7 tubes, voiced specifically for harmonics and saturation. This parallel saturation circuit is outfitted with a 3 way Freq. Select switch that allows the user to choose the frequency content returning from the circuit. The low position saturates just the low mids and sub frequencies, the flat position saturates full bandwidth and the high position saturates only the high mids and high frequencies. The result is the ability to add top end to dull tracks, enhance low end or enhance and add energy to the entire signal. The saturation knob allows the user to control how much of the processed, parallel signal is fed into the main signal before hitting the Pentode stage. Finally, both stages reach the passive output attenuation before a pair of custom output transformers.
In addition to the saturation stages, an air switch adds a subtle top end lift and the alt tube button switches between two different 12AX7 tubes in the parallel circuit. Switching between tubes allows the user to select between differently voiced tubes for different types of saturation, instantly.
The meter button switches between 3 modes (VU, VU/Peak & Energy), and the bypass switch is a true bypass that shorts the input directly to the output with no additional circuitry in line.
Black Box Analog Design HG-2 Processor Features
- High voltage Pentode & Triode tube stages
- Parallel saturation with mix control
- Selectable parallel saturation frequency
- Instantly selectable saturation tubes
- Air lift
- Ultra fine L/R trim adjust
- Custom input and output transformers
- True bypass
- Selectable 30 segment meter (3 modes)
- Illuminated push buttons & sealed relays
- Internally modular design for easy servicing
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