Slide Assembled in France, the Torpedo Reload reactive-active load box has been designed for recording studios demanding the very best.
Reload is the ultimate tool for recording and re-amping guitars offering producers and engineers unparalleled transparency.
Torpedo Reload is the amp connoisseurs secret weapon to play any amp within their collection, at any volume.
Assembled in France, the Torpedo Reload reactive-active load box has been designed for recording studios demanding the very best. Reload is the ultimate tool for recording and re-amping guitars offering producers and engineers unparalleled transparency.

Torpedo Reload is the amp connoisseurs secret weapon to play any amp within their collection, at any volume.
The ultimate continuous attenuator
and re-amping system for your studio




Slide Slide Capable of working with the vast majority of amps (tube and solid state) and a headroom of up to 150W RMS at 4, 8, and 16 Ohm.

The embedded RE-ACT™ reactive-active load box lets you use your amp at its sweet spots at precisely the volume you need. With continuous amp level attenuation from full volume to complete silence - while accurately preserving the amplifier's dynamics, personality, and character all the way through the attenuation sweep.
Faithful tone all the way with continuous attenuation

As the output of your amp increases, your speaker reaction changes because of nuances within speaker impedance. The Two notes Reactive-Active Technology (RE-ACT™) gives your amplifier a consistent speaker impedance that makes the amp behave as if it was plugged into a real speaker / cabinet, at any attenuation setting.

Playing loud comes with the sensation of a bold, powerful tone that feels like your are standing in front a wall of sound. The Contour control mimics the reactive sensation of your amp when using Reload’s attenuator. The Contour control allows huge guitar tones from the amp, at sensible volume levels.

Slide A successful re-amping session starts with a pristine, highly dynamic (and most importantly) a completely uncompressed, unaffected, instrument level DI track. The Torpedo Reload boasts a totally transparent input to record pure, detailed and faithful DI tracks - making your re-amped tones sound exactly as if your guitar is plugged straight in to the amp. HI-Z GUITAR INPUT
Torpedo Reload can be used as an Amp-top box. With a hardwearing Aluminium front panel and rock solid construction, the Torpedo Reload is built to endure touring life as well as being a studio stable. Screw in the removable rack ears (sold separately) to install it in any 19" rack for maximum protection and convenience. Input gain consistency is essential for successful re-amping - especially as these sessions can be several days, weeks or even months apart. The Two notes MATCH™ technology allows you to precisely monitor and fine tune Guitar DI impedance levels, at input stage, for a consistent gain structure. Plug the guitar in, play as you turn the Replay knob until the MATCH™ LED flashes green and you are ready to go. High fidelity across the re-amping chain DESIGNED FOR SAFETY
Every Reload is thoroughly tested before shipping to ensure it is fully compliant to our high and demanding specifications. Should the Reload "see" something not right, or too much signal (it can happen to the best of us), the built-in thermal sensor detects the issue and temporarily restrict use, ensuring complete safety for your rig.

Slide The perfect way to complete your silent re-amping Feed your Torpedo Reload dry amp track into the acclaimed Torpedo Wall of Sound DAW plug-in. Torpedo Reload includes 16 guitar and 8 bass Virtual Cabinets captured with DynIR.

Torpedo Reload is a 150 Watt RMS Reactive Load Box that can be switched between 4, 8 or 16 Ohms. Register your Torpedo Reload hardware to claim your 24 free DynIR cabinets and your Torpedo Wall of Sound lifetime licence.

  • 2Notes CSG : Two notes Custom 1×12” ElectroVoice® EVM12L
  • Angl VintC : Engl® 4×12” Celestion® V30
  • Blonde 63 : Fender® Bassman ’63 Blonde Tolex Piggy Back 2×12”
  • Brit 65C : Marshall® 1965A 4×10” Celestion® G10L-35 closed back
  • Calif C90 : Mesa/Boogie® 1×12” Celestion® C90 (Black Shadow)
  • Calif StdC : Mesa/Boogie® Rectifier® Standard 4×12” Celestion® V30 closed back
  • Eddie : Peavey® 5150 2×12” Sheffield 1200
  • Free Rock2 : VHT® Deliverance 2×12” Eminence® P50E
  • Green Tri : Hughes&Kettner® Triamp 4×12” Celestion® Greenback
  • Jazz 120 : Vintage Roland® JC120 2×12”
  • JubilGreen : Marshall® 2550 2×12” Celestion® Greenback
  • Kerozen : Diezel® 4×12” Celestion® G12K-100
  • Silver77 : Vintage Fender® Twin Reverb® 2×12” orange JBL®
  • SilverJen : Vintage Fender® Twin Reverb® 2×12” Jensen® C12K
  • The One : Brunetti® Neo1512 1×15” + 1×12”
  • Vibro Utah : Vintage 1961 Fender® Vibrolux® 1×12” original Utah speaker
  • 2Notes CSB : Two notes Custom 1×15”
  • Alu XL : Hartke® XL 4×10”
  • AZ Ben : SWR® Big Ben 1×18”
  • AZ Work : SWR® WorkingMan 4×10”
  • Calif Low : Mesa/Boogie® 2×10”
  • Fridge : Ampeg® 8×10”
  • Heaven Bot : David Eden® 1×15”
  • Marco : Markbass® 2×10”


  • Four classic tube types : EL84, EL34, 6L6, KT88
  • Two circuit types : Class A (Single Ended) and Class A/B (Push-Pull)
  • Two tube modes : Pentode and Triode
  • Volume, Contour and Depth knobs


  • Sculpts the tone coming out of the Virtual Cabinet
  • Five customisable semi-parametric bands going from -20dB to +20dB (and a low-cut filter)


  • Dynamics and frequency shaping tool to beef up your tone
  • Low and High knobs for low-end and high-end emphasis


  • 8 legacy Room Ambience algorithms (Studio A & B, Loft, Cathedral, Basement, Hall A & B, Crypt)


  • Based on high-end studio rack compressors


  • Virtual Cabinets come with captures from 8 studio and live microphones (Dynamic, Condenser, Ribbon)
  • Dynamic IRs are phase-corrected, preventing any phase issue
  • Blend two microphones together
  • Have direct access to 400+ Virtual Cabinets via the DynIR Cabinet Collection


  • Distance : from close miking to room tone, seamlessly
  • Axis : from cone center to speaker shell, seamlessly
  • Front and back of the cabinet

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 mismatch the impedance of the Torpedo Reload 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 Reload?
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 120W vintage non-master volume and/or single channel tube amp outputting up to 200W when cranked up to max.

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

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 Reload is reactive and it simulates the complex impedance of a real speaker. Unlike traditional resistive loads, the Torpedo Reload 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.

What is RE-ACT technology?
RE-ACT is short for “Reactive-Active Attenuator”. If you really want to nerd out, and find out why this makes the Torpedo Reload the most useable attenuator, please read this article.

Is the Torpedo Reload 100% analog?
The Torpedo Reload is 100% analog.

Does the Torpedo Reload have cab sim?
There is no cabinet emulation within the Torpedo Reload. You would need to use a software product like the Torpedo Wall of Sound or a stand alone hardware unit like the Torpedo C.A.B. M+.


Input / Output

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

Speaker Outputs :
2x 1/4″ Jack unbalanced (TS)
Minimum load : 4 Ohm

Load box Output :
XLR balanced
Max level: 20 dBu
Impedance: 600 Ohms

Replay Line Input :
1/4″ Jack balanced (TRS)
Max level: 36 dBu
Impedance: 20 kOhms

Replay Line Output :
1/4″ Jack unbalanced (TS)
Max level: 19 dBu
Impedance: 300 Ohms

DI Inst. Input :
1/4″ Jack unbalanced (TS)
Impedance: 1 MOhms

DI Output :
XLR balanced
Max level: 20 dBu
Impedance: 600 Ohms

Reactive Load Box

Adjustable impedance :
4, 8 or 16 Ohms

Max admissible power :
150W RMS (200W peak)

Safety system :
Temperature-controlled fan
Active thermal safety


Input voltage :
100v or 115v or 230v

Plug type :
Standard IEC Lead

Dimensions & weight

Width x Depth x Height* :
32cm x 20cm x 8.9cm – 12.6″ x 7.9″ x 3.5″
*Including connectors and knobs

Weight :
4.5 kg / 10 lbs