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Anyone using Power Station line out to feed a Torpedo CAB?

GEN DAWG

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I am looking for a silent recording solution. I have a number of amps I love, and I like the Power Station's reactive load. So I need a cab sim, and I don't record to a PC, so I am really not interested in just getting a software plug in.
So...like the title says, is anyone using the PS line out and feeding a Torpedo CAB? Or a similar product?
Thanks!
 

mscotts

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I'm betting that will work perfectly. That's what my live setup will be soon. Amp -> Power Station -> Torpedo C.A.B.
I've been using Ownhammer IRs and a Suhr Reactive Load in my studio, I'll never mic an amp again.....
 

GEN DAWG

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Thanks, folks. I would really like a good silent recording solution that doesn't compromise on feel. I have used the PS a lot to record at pretty low volumes with a mic, and it works well. But I need a "record while folks are asleep " solution.
 

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I use a Suhr RL into the Torpedo CAB and it's incredibly realistic and transparent. I'd like to try a PS2. Maybe later this year.
I have this setup and it sounds great for practicing through headphones. I haven't used it for recording yet, but I'm sure it would excel at that too.
 

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I get you like the Power Station but why not the torpedo studio? It does all in one box, I guess it's pricier tho
 

GEN DAWG

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I get you like the Power Station but why not the torpedo studio? It does all in one box, I guess it's pricier tho
Right. I'd rather not pay for the load box function, too. Plus, I am a fan of the way the PS sounds, so I really don't want to buy another attenuator / re-amp device (because this one is good)
 

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With the Suhr RL and CAB, I get very close to the feel I would get when playing at low to moderate practice volumes. I use a good set of Sennheiser cans. Of course a cranked amp pushing air and vibrating the room will feel different, but remove that from the picture and only consider loud TV to low band practice volume and tactile response of the amp feels very much the same to me.
 

GEN DAWG

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With the Suhr RL and CAB, I get very close to the feel I would get when playing at low to moderate practice volumes. I use a good set of Sennheiser cans. Of course a cranked amp pushing air and vibrating the room will feel different, but remove that from the picture and only consider loud TV to low band practice volume and tactile response of the amp feels very much the same to me.
Sounds great. I think I need to try this out.
 

GEN DAWG

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To close the loop, I got the Torpedo CAB, and it works very well when fed by a line out from the Power Station. I'm still getting to know it, but there are clearly a LOT of very good settings in that configuration. I'll post clips before long. The real surprise for me is how well it works with just a preamp pedal in front of it; with the CAB's power amp modeling switched on, you again get very good tones that really do sound like a mic'ed amp. Impressive. What I don't love is the built-in reverb. For recording, I will likely switch the reverb off and use outboard gear. My hope is that they will offer reverb upgrades in the future.
 

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I'm looking forward to the BluBox being available for a dead-simple cab IR pedal. Two dials that switch between 16 fixed IRs and blend between edge and center placement. Less features and flexibility than the CAB for sure, but hopefully much more accessible. Maybe it'll make me regret selling my CAB less.
 

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If your amp has a line out function, you don' t even need the PS..The Torpedo CAB has really good power amp sims for pre-amps.
I have both, and tbh, I only tried the line out from PS into CAB once just for experimentation.. I just go straight into the CAB with my pre-amp pedals or line out from amp..Works fine though..
 

GEN DAWG

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If your amp has a line out function, you don' t even need the PS..The Torpedo CAB has really good power amp sims for pre-amps.
I have both, and tbh, I only tried the line out from PS into CAB once just for experimentation.. I just go straight into the CAB with my pre-amp pedals or line out from amp..Works fine though..
I am also digging the pedal-->>CAB setup. I have a Pettyjohn Chime pedal that sounds just killer.
 

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Another Suhr Reactive Load/Torpedo CAB user here. Works great, both for recording and IEMs. The feel doesn't seem sacrificed in any noticeable way compared to monitoring a miked cabinet the same way.
 

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I have both the Reactive Load and the Power Station 2. My guitarist and me were a/b'ing them the other day into the Two Notes Cab, and honestly, they sounded almost identical. There was a slight difference, maybe a tad more highs in the PS2, but this would not be noticible when playing live, and in a recording a simple Turn of the amps treble would take care of the difference.

Whatever you decide on they are both amazing tools of tone. I play in a smaller church which does not give me the freedom to crank my amp the way I would like because of the physics of the room I'm in. It would be highly inappropriate for me to do so anyways, so the reactive loads in the Suhr and the PS2 into the Two Notes CAB have been a godesent for me.

They allow me to retain the feel and sound of playing though my tube amp without having to peel the paint off the walls. We live in an amazing time for tone.
 
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GEN DAWG

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I play in a smaller church which does not give me the freedom to crank my amp the way I would like because of the physics of the room I'm in. It would be highly inappropriate for me to do so anyways, so the reactive loads in the Suhr and the PS2 into the Two Notes CAB have been a godesent for me.

They allow me to retain the feel and sound of playing though my tube amp without having to peel the paint off the walls. We live in an amazing time for tone.
I played in church for years; sure wish I had had this rig then!
 

GEN DAWG

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Well, Pete can make anything sound good -- but that does look like a cool piece of gear. Funny -- I have been gravitating to the settings in the CAB that emulate Greenbacks, so I'd probably like this. Don't see a headphone out, so that is -1.
 

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What's the pricing on the ACE? I already have a CAB I use with my Suhr RL, but the analog aspect of this looks very interesting. I do agree that a headphone out would be nice to to have, but since I have a mixer I never use the one on my CAB.
 

GEN DAWG

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So here's something quick I put together using the Torpedo CAB, which I am really coming to like. The signal chain is guitar (picture below) --> Goodsell 1958/KT66 --> Power Station (line out) --> Torpedo CAB. I used 3 different cab sims on this one, otherwise I am just switching pickups on the guitar (rhythm is middle position, first lead is neck pickup rolled off, second lead is bridge pickup wide open). The cab sims are Voice 65 (rhythm), BritVintageC (first lead), WattFane (second lead). The reverb is an outboard unit. Here's the guitar (Roman Rist made it, pickups are Ox4).

 






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