Two-Notes Torpedo Captor

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  1. Andromalia

    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    On the other hand, My old analog Marshall SE100 does sound better than a lot of impulses. you're just restricted to, well, one cab and it weighs tons :D
    But is sounds stellar with mark type tones
     
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    -20db, would that be enough to get a 100w head with a 412 cab down to bedroom levels and still get the good tone?
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Would probably be around 80 - upper 90s in terms of dB with the attenuator on.
     
  4. Petar Bogdanov

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    It's equivalent to making it a 1 watt amp. Theoretically, it will give you your 100dB tone at 80dB. Whether it will sound good with your speakers, who knows?
     
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    My next planned gear purchase was going to be the Suhr reactive load. Thank god I hadn't thrown money into it yet...
     
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    Possibly a dumb question since I'm new to loadbox/attenuation gear, but is there any potential problems with running a 120 watt head into this since it's only rated for 100w? Pretty much all popular heads I'd use this for would be 120w (6505/5150's, Savage, etc.).

    Granted I'm not cranking the master volumes on the amps, should it be able to handle them without issue?
     
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    aqa SS.org Regular

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    I'm not an expert, but I think if you don't go crazy with master levels, there shouldn't be any problem.

    For example I play a 6505+ in a 1x12 30w, and i don't get over 3 in post gain with any problem, and at this level is really loud
     
  8. prlgmnr

    prlgmnr ...that kind of idea

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    As long as you're careful - from things the Two Notes guys have said on forums it sounds like you can hear the sound quality degrading if you start to push past the wattage limit so you should get some level of warning. Just be aware that your 120 watt amp doesn't need to have the master maxed to put out 120 watts.
     
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    I read the Captor can be powered from 48v phantom power. Would a Scarlett 2i2 be able to supply that phantom power?
     
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    Mike The Traveler Contributor

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    Yes
     
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    Anyone see a picture of these from NAMM? I noticed on Two Notes site and Sweetwater's site the pictures are just 3D renderings of what it should look like. (You have to look really close to notice as they are nice renderings.) Makes me think they might be a ways off for shipping since they don't have real pics of them yet.
     
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    Found a YouTube vid of one. Its slightly different then the rendering. (Smooth on the outside case rather than coarse like in the render, and the amp input is black rather than red.)

     
  13. Mike

    Mike The Traveler Contributor

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    This vid show the physical unit:

    edit: Ninja'd

    "Thanks for being a such great friend to gearslutz"
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    Some sellers on Reverb have their estimated ship date listed as April if that's any indicator.

    I'm super interested myself as I'm in the market for one, but idk how I feel about the fixed attenuation level. I'm also curious how the thing will hold up overtime being such a small unit. Most of the popular attenuators have a lot more in them as far as heat dispersion/ventilation/cooling goes.
     
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    Same here on the fixed attenuation. I'm going to try to hang back and wait for a few people to try them out first before I buy. Notice I said "try". :)
     
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    ander09 SS.org Regular

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    I read a post by Guillaume Pille , the owner of Two Notes, basically saying Suhr reversed engineer the reload.

    Quote: "At some point John Suhr bought one and made his own, stripped version of the Reload."
     
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    Any idea if the fixed -20db attenuation would be too much for a 15w amp? (5153 LBX)
     
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    FWIW when I had a thd hotlpate the -16 was allot of attenuation with my 100w recto . could def push the amp at lowish bedroom levels
     
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    Only if you want to go above 80dB.
     
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    That's supposed to be the equivalent to a plane taking off so I think I'm good. :lol: Thanks!
     
  20. Petar Bogdanov

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    It would have to be pretty far to be 80dB.:lol:

    A better reference might be an especially loud vacuum cleaner.
     

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