Two-Notes Torpedo Captor

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  1. prlgmnr

    prlgmnr ...that kind of idea

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    A reactive load more accurately approximates the impedance curve presented by a speaker, this in turn affects the tone produced by the amp itself.

    Pete Thorn has a vid in which he hooks up various loads while taking a DI straight out of the amp and you can hear what a significant difference there is between resistive and reactive loads. Or see it in chart form if you prefer that.

     
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    This is still cheaper than the Mass. It will likely be my next piece of gear. I hope the improvement of it being reactive makes up for the lack of tone controls.
     
  3. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    ^Judging by the video above, the reactive load in the Two Notes Torpedo Reload sounds leagues better than the resistive loads.
     
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    I'll be curious to see how the attenuator sounds. Most all of the competition have some sort of tone shaping (ie depth and brightness) to help negate the effects of attenuation. Maybe with a fixed reduction value, they integrated some sort of tone shaping into the circuit to compensate. Either way, at this price point it's a win!
     
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    Million thanks for that video.
     
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    Wizard of Ozz Arch-Mage of Metal

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    I'll take one please.
     
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    aqa SS.org Regular

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    Fantastic piece of gear, i hope video reviews any soon and compare with the suhr ACE
     
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    Wizard of Ozz Arch-Mage of Metal

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    The Suhr ACE looks cool as well.

    I wonder if there is any difference (to the better) as compared to the reactive load found in the Torpedo Live/Studio units?
     
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    Couple things I have noticed in difference between the Reload and Captor that I didn't see mentioned.

    The Captor seems to be a fixed -20db attenuation, while the Reload attenuation is fully variable through the Speaker attenuator volume.

    The Captor is 100w max, the Reload is 150w (200w peak)

    The Captor is a DI for the amp, not an Instrument DI, so you are recording the AMP signal, and can also record the cab with a mic.

    The Reload has a DI and re-amp box with it, so if you want that, you could technically record DI, Reload DI and mic cab at the same time, you would need a separate DI and re-amp box with the Captor.

    The real question is, will the Captor attenuation sound as good as the Reload.

    I have been contemplating purchasing the Reload, but I must admit that the captor has an attractive price.
     
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    The ACE is a $300 analog cab sim. :lol:
     
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    As someone who already owns a good Di box and a reamp box, the captor looks like a great way of recording an amp at home and then throw a cabinet sim on it in the daw. Also the -20 db attenuation along with my 5150 15w lbx would probably also make it sound better at low volumes.
     
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    I am brand new to load boxes so I don't fully understand what I'm looking for for my applications, but I would essentially be able to use this instead of the Suhr Reactive Load I was initially considering to pick up right? All I want to do is to be able to record my amp directly into my interface, without using a cab, and use cabinet impulses in my DAW.
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Basically the same thing as the Suhr. If anything, it has more features.
     
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    prlgmnr ...that kind of idea

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    This looks like it does what the Suhr does plus a bit more for less money, looks an easy choice to me.

    The difference will be that the Suhr's impedance curve is designed to exactly match a 4x12 with greenbacks whereas Two Notes gear is designed to be more of a blank canvas/more "neutral" in that respect; seeing as you'd be using both with impulses anyway I can't see that being a massive concern.
     
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    Wow. Thanks guys. Damn, I'm glad I didn't have the money for the Suhr over Christmas haha. I originally intended on running the Suhr with WoS so now that this is coming it's a no-brainer. I can't really think of any advantages the Suhr might have over this, correct?
     
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    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    On paper it looks good, now how it sounds is going to be important, because I've had a lot of feature packed but bad sounding load boxes before. I eventually always come back to the Marshall SE100, which is a bit cumbersome.
    The Torpedo live sounding good is one thing, but it doesn't mean this one will too. (I sure hope it does, if it sounds good I'll certainly buy one)
    The form factor of the Reload is still a plus going for it though. Both my amps being 8-16 ohms I guess I'm going to buy one, at 250€ it's very tempting
     
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    This is the most important, some people claimed that the suhr sounds better than torpedo live, I hope it keeps the renowned two notes quality
     
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    Man, just when I think Im out.. another piece of gear pulls me back in! :lol:
     
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    If Suhr made an analog sim that sounds better than an impulse, I'll dress up like a ballerina.
     
  20. prlgmnr

    prlgmnr ...that kind of idea

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    He just meant purely in terms of the amp's response to the load, so I think you can leave your tutu at the dry cleaner for now.
     

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