Suhr Reactive Load

Load Box with DI

  • Simple solution to take up the warmth and dynamics of your sound without putting microphones to a speaker during a gig or studio recording
  • Connected to tube amp instead of loudspeaker and loads it with 8 Ohm
  • Generates a symmetrical as well as assymmetrical signal (without loudspeaker simulation) to be connected to recording devices, effects and power amps
  • Recommended max. amp power: 100 Watt RMS
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 22.35 x 22.6 x 9.6 cm
  • Weight: 3 kg

Further information

Impedance 8
Noise Supression No
DI Interface Yes
Speaker Simulation No
Dummy Load (usable without cabinet) Yes
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Highly recommended for direct recording

Alexander375, 21.05.2016
I bought the Suhr RL to be able to record my amps without taking over microphones. The advantages are apparent:

- on the one hand, it is actually silent, since the RL replaces the box,
- then there is no longer the need to optimize micro, microposition etc. eternally to get a reasonable decrease and finally
- you have a large selection of IRs (which you have to buy extra) and thus a selection of well-worn boxes and speakers that you can never get "in the real world".

To make it short, it works really well. The sound can keep up with normal recordings. By the combination with various IRs one gets diversity and everyone should find something which pleases. By the acceptance via a reactive load, the quality is significantly better than with normal DI boxes, since the amplifier uses a load, which behaves almost like a real speaker.

Otherwise, there is not much to say about the RL as it does exactly what it is supposed to, but does not provide additional gimmicks (but is also ok, because you do everything else in the DAW). This makes it very fast and easy to reach the goal. Processing is also top. In sum highly recommended and finally a possibility to record tube sound without extreme volume need. Top!
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good compromise

11.01.2016
Using this reactive load mainly to study and record through my motu 828x, the results are excellent with the combination of good cash simulations (software) via IR (impulse response) (I use those ownhammer). The only weak point is about the sounds with a slight distortion (almost pre-crunch would say) where even with good headers (in my case a Mezzabarba skill) the sound is slightly cold during saturation, we say that overall the product is definitely something great but always a compromise for those accustomed to hear their case vibrate, however, opens up a world of possibilities for both those looking for a simple and practical method for achieving optimum home recordings, both for those looking for support to their study, personally record guitar parts for riascoltarmi or rhythm parts to study alone.
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