At a glance
- High voltage Pentode & Triode tube stages
- Parallel saturation with mix control
- 3 way “Tilt” frequency control over parallel saturation
- Instantly selectable/swappable saturation tubes
- “Air” lift
- Cinemag input and output transformers
- True bypass
- selectable meter
- Illuminated push button switches & sealed relays
- Heavy duty steel chassis
- Made in USA
The Black Box Analog Design HG-2 is a stereo mixbuss saturation device designed to add colour, natural compression and increased RMS on the masterbus. It is ideal for mixing and mastering, adding colour and texture easily without sacrificing the sound.
The Black Box HG2 uses a combination of 6U8A Pentode and 12AX7 valve stages to deliver subtle harmonic enhancement to full on saturation. A Cinemag input transformers feeds both paths which are then controlled by a 3-way tilt switch which affects the frequency content of the signal feeding the circuit. The Low position saturates all the low and mid content while the Flat position saturates the full bandwidth. The high position only affects high mid and high frequencies to add a sheen to dull tracks without affecting the rest of the signal.
The Harmonics dial lets you control how much of the harmonically enhanced signal is fed into the pentode stage. An Air switch also adds a subtle lift of the top end while the “Alt” control lets you choose between two different 12AX7 valves in the parallel circuit.
The HG-2 is extremely versatile and can bring a mix back to life with its unprecedented level of control.