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X-LOAD LB-2 Reactive Load Box now available

Discussion in 'News' started by Admin M@, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. yek

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    Cliff: "The impedance of our load actually resembles a real speaker. The same can't be said about some of the other so-called "reactive loads". Furthermore I've developed proprietary magnetics technology so the impedance changes with applied voltage, like a real speaker does. Most importantly though, it sounds really good. I've tested just about every reactive load out there and ours actually sounds like a real speaker. In fact I'd go so far to say it sounds better than when I use my iso cab as a load."
     
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  2. #42 Rex, Feb 14, 2018
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    The accuracy with which it reproduces the impedance of a speaker.
     
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    Hi, I have a stupid question regarding impedance.
    I’m used to playing through 16 ohm boxes. In order to use the x-load I would have to set my amp to 8 ohm (right?). How would that affect the sound?
     
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    It gives you the speaker responce choice of UK or US character
     
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    BRB. Need to go buy a Two Rock so I have a reason to order an LB-2...
     
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    Hm ... Well I know Cliff is a brilliant man, but those "arguments" don't really convince me. Other manufacturers will say the same thing about their products, so what I personally would need are hard facts delivered by independent people who also know about this stuff.

    I'm a LITTLE biased about load boxes. My bandmate uses a Mesa CabClone, which in my opinion sounds like shit. I know, it's no reactive load box, but he always uses it together with a cab, so that doesn't really matter. Still, I just don't like how it sounds. It's ok in the mix though, but I'd expect a good isolated sound. The speaker simulation is basically an equalizer, 4-5 band tops.

    I guess I'm waiting for sound demos. If they convince me and as soon as the LB-2 is available in Europe, I'll try to convince him to get one and get rid of the CabClone :mad:
     
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    These two things don't align IMHO. No one plays or sounds like you. So no other experience buy your own should matter here.
     
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    I should get a new amp too. All I have is this weird amp someone left in closet.

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    I agree.
     
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    Man, what a turd. I’ll give you tree fiddy for it!
     
  11. yek

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    Haha, I watched that episode after Cliff quoted it. I can't pinpoint why but I found it so extremely funny.
    I wish we spoke English here in The Netherlands so I could insert tree fiddy in every conversation.
     
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    Tree fiddy for a turd? Crazy price! Half that tops. I may have to get this LB-2 unit.
     
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    According to Cliff, LB-1 is also coming, which will be a Load + IR device.
    https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?posts/25838625/
     
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    C'mon, yek. Almost all dutch people speak English, and a lot do speak german too. Very different over here.
     
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  15. #55 JayCM800XL, Feb 16, 2018
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    IMG_1501.JPG Mine has been delivered! Got band rehearsal tonight, gig tomorrow... on Sunday let the games begin! I have a 2007 Marshall 2203 JCM800KK head, 1978 Music Man Sixty Five head, 2006 Vox AC30/TB6 combo and 2011 Marshall Class 5 C-1 combo....
    Can't wait to try 2000+ Irs on the Axe Fx III once i get it!
     
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    Received my LB-2 today and paired it with my Swart AST mkII and it sounded great into the front input of the AXE XL+. Maybe I should see if there's a difference from the back input. Its really cool to have all my pedals in front of the amp and the Axe effects behind the cab block. Its going to be a great tool for recording. Looking forward to testing out with the Mark 5:35, Supersonic 22 combo, and Pro Junior.
     
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    I'd rather buy that version than JUST a load box.

    the Suhr is quote a bit cheaper if you're just looking for a loading box.
     
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    Would love to hear peoples thoughts on this box compared to the Suhr Reactive Load.
     
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    Next time you use it try it in a dark room ;)
     
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    They're both $400 in the US.
     

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