Torpedo Captor is a 100 Watt RMS Reactive Load Box available in 4, 8 or 16 Ohms. Register your Torpedo Captor hardware to claim your 16 free DynIR cabinets and your GENOME lifetime licence.

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Is the Torpedo Captor 100% analog?
Yes, the Torpedo Captor is 100% analog.

What is a load box?
The term that describes a speaker cabinet with respect to the amplifier is the “load” and when using a tube amplifier, you should always connect to a speaker cabinet or “load”. The embedded load in the Torpedo Captor is reactive and it simulates the complex impedance of a real speaker. Unlike traditional resistive loads, the Torpedo Captor reactive load feels like you are still connected to a cabinet, retaining the warmth and dynamics of your amplifier. The reactive load takes the place of your speaker cabinet in your signal chain.

To find out more about reactive load box technology and caring for your amp when using a load box, please read this article.

Can I mismatch the impedance of the Torpedo Captor and my amp / speaker?
There is not a general rule but it is widely accepted that a small mismatch is not a problem if you keep the amp at a low level.

WARNING Before mismatching impedances – please read this article.

Can I use an amp more powerful than the rated power of the Torpedo Captor?
Please note the published ratings of amplifiers do not follow a uniform pattern. For example, some tube amps (mostly vintage or from vintage inspiration) can output more power than advertised. This is because some manufacturers give power ratings for the amp played clean and it is not uncommon to see a 100W vintage non-master volume and/or single channel tube amp outputting up to 150W when cranked up to max.

If your amplifier outputs more than 100W RMS, discover how to protect your amp when using a Torpedo Captor in this article.

Can I change the built-in analog cab sim?
No, the analog cab sim emulations for Guitar (based on Brit VintC DynIR cabinet with Dyn57 Microphone) and Bass (based on Fridge DynIR cabinet with Cnd87 Microphone) are preset.

What is the primary difference between the Torpedo Captor and the Torpedo Reload?
The Torpedo Captor is a passive attenuator and does not require a power supply when used solely as an attenuator. It features a simple, non-adjustable attenuated output (ATT). A power supply (or phantom power) is only required when using the XLR DI output. The Torpedo Reload attenuator is active (requires power) and has a continuously adjustable attenuated output (zero to full). The Reload also features a full set of re-amping tools.

Differences between the Captor and the Reload – full article.

Can I use the XLR DI and/or Balanced Jack Output with either the Speaker Thru or Attenuated output simultaneously?
Yes but please note the Speaker Thru and Speaker Attenuated outputs cannot (by design) be used simultaneously.

Input / Output

Speaker Input :
1/4″ Jack unbalanced (TS)

Speaker Attenuated Output :
1/4″ Jack unbalanced (TS)
Attenuation: -20dB

Speaker Thru* :
1/4″ Jack unbalanced (TS)
Directly connected to Speaker Input
*Loadbox disconnected when in use

Line Output* :
1/4″ Jack balanced (TRS)
Impedance: 1000 Ohms
Phase switch
Ground lift
*Without speaker simulation

DI Output :
XLR balanced
Impedance: 600 Ohms
*With or without speaker simulation

Analog speaker sim :
Guitar : based on Brit VintC DynIR Cabinet – Dyn57 Microphone
Bass : based on Fridge DynIR Cabinet – Cnd87 Microphone

Reactive Load Box

Impedance :
4, 8 or 16 Ohms 

Max admissible power :
100W RMS

Safety system :
Temperature-controlled fan
Active thermal safety


Input voltage :
Phantom power or 9-12V DC jack, 2.1×5.5mm, negative center.

Current draw :

Power input connector:
DC connector, 2.1mm x 5.5mm, center negative

Power is required only for the XLR DI output and analog speaker sim

Dimensions & weight

Width x Depth x Height*:
12.6cm x 17.5cm x 6.2cm – 4.9″ x 6.7″ x 2.4″
*Including connectors and knobs

Weight: 1000 g / 2.2 lbs