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REVIEW: VH Audio The Hot Box Cable

Model: The Hot Box
Category: Cable
Suggested Retail Price: $139.99
Description: 4 outlet AC box with modified captive Flavor 2 cord
Manufacturer URL: VH Audio
Model Picture: View

Review by Dr Rico (A) on May 27, 2005 at 21:04:24
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9 foot The Hot Box with extra filtering.

Features of my Hot Box:

1) Star wiring to each receptacle.

2) A modified Chris VenHaus Flavor 4 power cord connected to the outlet box with two ground wires spaced from each other that spiral around the outside of the cable.

3) Cryo-treated outlets, isolated from the metal box. One of the ground wires is connected to the outlet grounds and the other ground is connected to the box.

4) 15 amp deep cryogenically treated Pass & Seymour receptacles.

5) Optional power filter upgrade consisting of two .47 uF 600V Auricaps per receptacle connected between line and neutral.

Burn in:

1440 hours with refrigerator or clothes drier. Used for making music for about 100 hours at this point.

The VH Audio Hot Box couples a high quality cable to a utility outlet box. I use this in a stage rig for guitar amplification and for digital and analog sound processing. My amp's response is quicker and has a more open sound. There appears to be more power on demand for heavy transients. The cable is stiff and doesn't lay down well, but that is to be expected.

Mine came with an extra cro-treated outlet for my wall, gratis. Classy!

If mine gets riped off by some stage weasel, I'll buy another from Chris. Good Stuff.


Product Weakness: Typically stiff cable.
Product Strengths: High quality product at decent price point. Quickly delivered. pleasant and quick communication.


Associated Equipment for this Review:
Amplifier: Komet 60
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): None
Sources (CDP/Turntable): Chapin Slow Burn Hawk (guitar)
Speakers: Celestion G12m 003 cones (4x12)
Cables/Interconnects: Evidence Audio HG instrument cable, VansEvers Mysteria and Blue speaker cables, Evidence Audio The Source AC
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Original improvised rawk
Room Size (LxWxH): 42 ft x 30 ft x 10-15 ft
Room Comments/Treatments: Ceramic floor with rugs, plaster walls, curtains, glass
Time Period/Length of Audition: 4 months
Type of Audition/Review: Product Owner
Your System (if other than home audition): Used at home and in local clubs and on the road.




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Topic - REVIEW: VH Audio The Hot Box Cable - Dr Rico 21:04:24 05/27/05 (1)


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