So I had and sold the Hot Plate; it sounded okay, but seemed to be missing something. It's resistive, bot reactive. The most unpleasant thing about it was that when set at load for direct recording, it sounded horrible. Just plain useless. I have no idea why that would be, if it went from power amp to DI (designed to run between amp and speaker) to load. I'm guessing it was the resistive part.
So the question is, is the Weber Mass better, does it work better for DI/impulse usage, and is there another one (Bad Cat Leash, Rivera Rock Crusher) that's better?
In typical Rivera fashion, the Rock Crusher is damn expensive.
I want to use this to run my amps a little bit more open, but then also to use with the Palmer PDI-09 as well as RedWirez impulses.
It's really looking like the Rivera is expensive for a good reason. Reactive rather than resistive load, beefier, etc. $499 isn't too bad either, I guess.
Hey Man...I haven't had any experience with those other ones but I'm a big fan of the Dr Z's Air Brake....I have the Air Brake standard and the the Brake light SA (standalone) for my combo's...works great..just my 2 cents