Two Notes Torpedo Captor Compact Reactive Load Box, DI, and Attenuator

Keep your tone without peeling the paint off the walls! The Torpedo Captor is rated at up to 100 watts and features a DI output with cabinet simulation.

The Torpedo Captor is an easy-to-use reactive load box, perfect for unleashing your favorite tube amp in a variety of modern applications and venues. Designed to be placed between your amp head and speaker cabinet, it acts as a power attenuator and cabinet simulator, and is packed in a DI-sized enclosure. Featuring a complete set of connections as well as the Two Notes Wall Of Sound plug-in software, which gives you 16 virtual cabinets to choose from, the Torpedo Captor allows you to easily use your amp at full potential at home, in the studio, or live.

The Torpedo Captor allows to capture a rich sound for direct recording without having to mic your speaker. Used without a speaker, it allows to use your amp head in silent mode without any risk. If you wish to keep using a cabinet, the Torpedo Captor features a direct speaker THRU or ATT output which sends either the full volume of the amp to the cabinet or a fixed -20dB attenuation. It also offers a balanced XLR active DI output with selectable guitar or bass simulation taken from the Le Preamp series of preamps, as well as a balanced line output with adjustable output level and polarity switch. It has an admissible power of 100 Watts RMS and is available in 3 models of 4, 8, and 16 Ohms to match any amp.


- Power is required only for the XLR DI output and speaker simulation.
- Phantom power or DC jack, 2.1x5.5mm, negative center.
- Reactive loadbox
- Cooled by fan, thermal security: the amp and musician work in read more security
- Analog Speaker sim
- Guitar or Bass, analog, based on acclaimed Torpedo virtual cabinets
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Current: 5mA
Input impedance: 8 Ohms
Admissible power: 100W RMS
Speaker Input: 1/4" Jack unbalanced (TS, Tip/Sleeve)
Speaker Attenuation (1/4" Jack unbalanced TS): -20 dB.
Speaker Thru: 1/4" Jack unbalanced (TS) - Directly connected to Speaker Input. Disconnects the loadbox when used.
Line Output: 1/4" Jack balanced (TRS) - Impedance; approx 1 kOhms - Without speaker simulation
DI Output: XLR balanced - Impedance 600 Ohms - With or without speaker simulation
Dimensions: 6.89" x 4.9" x 2.44" (175 x 126 x 62 mm)
Weight: 2.2 lb. (1 kg)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
16 Ohm
Shipping Weight: 3 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 9 x 7 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): TNCAPTOR16
4 Ohm
Shipping Weight: 3 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 9 x 7 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): TNCAPTOR4
Warehouse Resealed, 4 Ohm
Shipping Weight: 3 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 9 x 7 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): TNCAPTOR4
8 Ohm
Shipping Weight: 3 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 9 x 7 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): TNCAPTOR8

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: +33-484-250-910

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted June 20, 2023 by Brent B in Plano, TX

"Perfect for the home studio"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Like many guitarists I love the sound my amps make when cranked, but obviously when playing inside of a house this has its drawbacks. I primarily purchased this box for its attenuator function, and for that purpose its perfect. Lets you keep your gig settings and not take the paint off the walls or make your ears bleed in the home studio.I also needed a solid way to directly record my amp output into my interface and for this purpose it worked far beyond my expectations. I have used it both with its on-board analog cab sim using the XLR out, and using the line out in combination with the Wall of Sound plugin that is included.While the on-board cab sim is sounds very good, it lacks controls to tweak the sound of the cab. The Wall of Sound plug-in, included with the purchase, comes with 8 of their fully featured cab, and gives you an extraordinary amount of control over your tone. It even gives the means to expand your mono input into stereo!Really the plug in is the hidden gem with this purchase. On top of the usual tone shaping controls, there is a compressor, control over how "aged" the simulated speakers are, and other nice things such as a power tube emulator that even gives you control over the temperature of the tubes.For the money you get really pristine and un-invasive attenuation for your speaker cab, plus a direct recording interface for you amplifier that has tons of options which all sound amazing.

For the attenuator, the sound read more remains intact and unaffected by the attenuation. In particular the touch response and pick sensitivity are preserved 100%. I basically forget that its even there. Same sounds just quieter.The analog cab sim is very good, but I found it a bit one sided since there is no way to change the cab or any of its settings. The line out into the Wall of Sound plug in is the hidden surprise for me on this thing. Ultimately customizable cab simulation, includes 8 awesome cabs with literally 1000+ more available to purchase. The sound is also extremely good. Faithfully captures the nuances of the cabs that I am familiar with in real life.

In the studio my amp is always connected to the attenuator.The wall of sound plug-in is a great included creative tool to customize your guitar tone

Ease of Use
Good sounds are easy to come by with this. Its pretty much plug in and play. With the plug-in its a bit more involved, but the controls are intuitive and its pretty hard to make it sound bad on any settings

Rock solid construction. Its a passive device so there isnt really anything to break. As long as you mind the 100w peak limit on it there isn't a whole lot to fail on it.

Best value on the market for what it is. There really isn't anything else at this price point that compares

Manufacturer Support
I have no experience with their customer service as I have never had any issues, but being a smaller company based outside the US, I assume they might be a little slow to respond to any issues.

The Wow Factor
While not a necessity, I think that most guitarists could find this product useful. Facilitates reasonable volume levels while still allowing your tones to shine. Also provides are very solid solution to recording. Its certainly much easier that mic'ing up a cab, and the end result is professional quality.

Musical Background:
20+ years guitar, bass, synths, and audio engineering
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