Suhr Reactive Load IR

DI with Dummy Load & Loudspeaker Simulation

  • A simple solution to capture the warmth and dynamics of your sound without the hassle of removing a speaker during a performance or studio recording
  • Is connected in place of the speaker box and provides an 8 ohm load for your tube amp
  • Creates a balanced and unbalanced signal that can be connected to recording devices, effects and power amplifiers
  • In addition to the original Suhr Reactive Load, the Reactive Load IR adds impulse response technology that provides quick and easy access to a range of professionally microfoned loudspeakers
  • 16 Preinstalled impulse responses from Suhr loudspeaker cabinets with Celestion loudspeakers
  • Third-party impulse responses can be loaded via the USB port
  • Controls: IR Select, HP Level, DI Level
  • Switch: Signal 0 / + 6 dB, Hi-Cut
  • 6.3 mm Jack amplifier input
  • 6.3 mm Jack thru to speaker connection
  • 6.3 mm Stereo jack DI / Line Output Un-Filtered
  • 6.3 mm Stereo jack DI / Line output IR
  • 3.5 mm Stereo jack headphone output
  • 3.5 mm Stereo jack aux In
  • Power adapter connector (female connector 5.5 x 2.1 mm, negative pole inside)
  • Current consumption: 200 mA
  • Power supply via 9 V DC power adapter
  • Recommended maximum amplifier power: 100 Watts RMS
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 22.35 x 22.6 x 9.6 cm
  • Weight: 3 kg
  • Includes power supply

Further Information

Impedance 8
Noise Supression No
DI Interface Yes
Speaker Simulation Yes
Dummy Load (usable without cabinet) Yes
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Not happy at all
Bob Katsionis, 23.02.2021
I was waiting to get my hands on it like nothing else before.
I recently got my Mesa MKIV and was recording with it through Bugera PS1->Mooer Radar loading up some beautiful Jens Bogren IR's. It was a blast.
But in order to be a total pro and take advantage or my poweramp as well, got this one.
So lets go:

The unit has a great sound quality, I can tell. Translates the amp really well. That's good.
However, took like an hour to figure out that it wasn't "reading" IR's as long as it was plugged on the USB.
Disconnected it and started playing. OK.

Then, tried to load my fav Jens Bogren IRs.
Correct bit, length 24bit, 48khz, Mono. All good, I'm not an idiot.
Then...nothing.
Looks like you have to:
Safe Eject USB -> Unplug USB cable -> POWER CYCLE the unit for 3 seconds (!),then restart.
And of course...THERE'S NO POWER ON/OFF SWITCH!!!
Would make sense if you wouldn't need one, but it seems you surely do!
And of course, meanwhile, you need to Standby->Turn Off AMP and back again, cause I guess you can't have it plugged into a load box without the load box turned on. Perhaps not, but don't want to experiment with a Mesa MKIV on that.

And after you do all of these...the Jens Bogren IR's DIDNT WORK AT ALL. Nothing wrong with my side. Other IR's work "fine".

Pros:
-Good construction/quality
-Sound Quality

Cons:
-No power on/off switch
-Only 16 slots of IR's
-No XLR out

Bottom line: total regret for this purchase.

EDIT after 2 months of use:

Jens Bogren digital sent me their updated version of their IR's that work with it. Strange they didn't work in the beginning.
I got a great tone out of my tele-jcm900 SL-x combo for an Iron Maiden low-gain tone I was going for, but still I got no massive tone out of either my EVHIII nor MARKIV. Found myself using a kemper preset which made me very unhappy.
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The best of the best!
PhillipMoita, 25.01.2019
In my opinion is the best Reactive Load in the market today. The unit is small and the fan is passive. I use stand alone to practice and with the computer to record. I can use my personal IR?s inside and the sound quality is BRUTAL!
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Sonido y utilidad.
Studio K , 06.05.2020
Es el tercer DI que he tenido y sin duda el mejor hasta ahora. Lo utilizo con un cabezal Cornford MK50 y con un Suhr Corso y el Reactive Load consigue trasmitir el carácter de cada amplificador. Lo utilizo para grabaciones en mi studio aunque también se puede utilizar para aplicaciones en directo con y sin altavoz. Cuenta con un banco de simulaciones de altavoces basado en altavoces Suhr que puedes utilizar o no aunque la verdad es que suenan muy muy bien. También cuenta con un Hi cut y un interruptor para aumentar la señal unos 6 db si hace falta aparte del pot de la señal DI. Por otra parte cuenta con salida de auriculares que te permite utilizar tus amplificadores sin que te echen del edificio. Muy buena construcción como prácticamente todo que fabrica Suhr. Muy recomendable!
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Perfekt
Pyrrhus, 05.06.2020
Ich nutze es momentan in Verbindung mit einem Jet City 20 direkt am Audio-Interface und es klingt großartig, sowohl Solo als auch im Mix. Die IRs, die schon drauf sind, sind sehr vielseitig. Insgesamt macht es das Home-Recording (auch nachts) sehr bequem, ohne den Overhead von irgendwelchen Plugins und DRM etc. in der DAW. Insgesamt finde ich, dass der Klang des Topteils sehr authentisch und dynamisch rüberkommt.
Einzig die Dokumentation der Anschlüsse ist auf den ersten Blick etwas missverständlich, vor allem die Beschriftung der Outputs bei "Line Out/Balanced". Man könnte meinen, dass nur ein Output balanced ist, aber in der Tat schicken beide ein symmetrisches Signal, das man mittels TRS-Kabel oder XLR-Klinke-Adapter abholen kann.
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