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Torpedo Captor 16

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Compact Analog Reactive Load Box, Attenuator & Amp DI

Unleash Your Tube Amp

The Torpedo Captor 16 is an easy-to-use reactive Loadbox, 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, all packaged in a super-convenient DI-sized enclosure. 

Featuring a superior arsenal of connectivity options as well as the Two notes GENOME plug-in software, complete with 16 stand-out virtual cabinets to choose from, the Torpedo Captor 16 allows you to use your amp at full potential at home, in the studio, or live.

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Key Product Features

Compact Analog Reactive Load Box, Attenuator & Amp DI

All-Analogue Control of your Amp!

Premium, compact 100W reactive load box – 16-Ohm Variant. Attenuator, silent stage solution for guitar and bass

16 DynIR virtual cabinets via the GENOME plug-in (included); Built-in analog cab sim x 2, individually voiced for guitar and bass

6 Reasons why you need Captor 16 in your Life!

- Save space, weight and volume on stage

- Easy and fast recording

- Use your favorite loud amp at reasonable volume or silently

- Choose between 16 famous virtual cabinets with the GENOME plug-in

- Available in 4, 8, or 16 Ohms models

- Use your amp and play securely

The Industry Standard Box Of Tricks!

The Torpedo Captor allows you to capture a rich sound for direct recording without having to mic your speaker. Used without a speaker, it allows you 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 Two notes critically acclaimed Le-series preamps, as well as a balanced line output with adjustable output level and polarity.

Includes a Free Lifetime License for GENOME

Introducing GENOME, the carrier class software ecosystem engineered to deliver the pinnacle in end-to-end tone shaping. Fusing an ever-growing roster of amplifiers, pedals, class-leading virtual cabinets and essential STUDIO FX, GENOME is your first - and final - destination for the ultimate in-the-box or hybrid backline. Better yet, every bundled DynIR cabinet with your Two notes Hardware Purchase is available for use in GENOME post product registration!

Included DynIR Cabinets

Torpedo Captor is a 100 Watt RMS Reactive Load Box available in 4, 8 or 16 Ohms. Register your Torpedo Captor hardware to claim your 16 free DynIR cabinets and your GENOME lifetime license.

Guitar Cabinets

PinnacleHG : Inspired by Dr. Z ® “Z-Best®” Thiele Ported 2×12 with v30’s.

Voice30Blue : Inspired by  the Vox® AC30®  loaded by the famous Celestion® Blue AlNiCo®.

TangerFat : Inspired by PPC412HP© 4×12 Orange® with Celestion® Heritage G12H (55Hz)

Burn It : Inspired by Brunetti® Dual Cab XL 2×12 half back with Eminence® The Governor.

Recto Over : Inspired by a Mesa Rectifier 4 x12 Cabinet. Equipped with a Celestion® Vintage 30.

BigBaby K100 : Inspired by Zilla® FatBaby, 1×12 Closed Back. Equipped with a Celestion® G12K-100.

Studio ZG12H : Inspired by Zilla® Studio Pro, 2×12 Closed Back. Equipped with V30 and G12H Creamback 75.

BrownyBack : Inspired by a 4×12 perfect for “the Brown Sound”, equipped with Celestion® Greenbacks.

Brit1935 : Inspired by a Marshall® 4×12, dating from 1971. Equipped with OG Celestion® “Rola” speakers.

Fried30 : inspired by Friedman® 4×12 Vintage equipped with Celestion® V30.

Ferret : Inspired by Suhr® Badger 2×12” OB equipped with Warehouse® Veteran30.

BoGreen : Inspired by Bogner® 4×12  equipped with Greenbacks G12M25 Reissue at 16ohms.

Bass Cabinets 

Fridge 9 : Inspired by Ampeg® V.9 9×10”.

NewYork : Inspired by Markbass® 4×6” equipped with 4×6″ Neodymium speakers custom made by B&C®.

WGrandBlvd : Inspired by Ampeg® B15N 1×15” CB equipped with Jensen® C15N, Vintage Ceramic Speaker.

Fat Mama : Inspired by Ampeg® SVT-410HE 4×10  equipped with Eminence® Speakers.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Is the Torpedo Captor 100% analog?

Yes, the Torpedo Captor is 100% analog.

What is a load box?

The term that describes a speaker cabinet with respect to the amplifier is the “load” and when using a tube amplifier, you should always connect to a speaker cabinet or “load”. The embedded load in the Torpedo Captor is reactive and it simulates the complex impedance of a real speaker. Unlike traditional resistive loads, the Torpedo Captor reactive load feels like you are still connected to a cabinet, retaining the warmth and dynamics of your amplifier. The reactive load takes the place of your speaker cabinet in your signal chain.

To find out more about reactive load box technology and caring for your amp when using a load box, please read this article.

Can I mismatch the impedance of the Torpedo Captor and my amp / speaker?

There is not a general rule but it is widely accepted that a small mismatch is not a problem if you keep the amp at a low level.

WARNING Before mismatching impedances – please read this article.

Can I use an amp more powerful than the rated power of the Torpedo Captor?

Please note the published ratings of amplifiers do not follow a uniform pattern. For example, some tube amps (mostly vintage or from vintage inspiration) can output more power than advertised. This is because some manufacturers give power ratings for the amp played clean and it is not uncommon to see a 100W vintage non-master volume and/or single channel tube amp outputting up to 150W when cranked up to max.

If your amplifier outputs more than 100W RMS, discover how to protect your amp when using a Torpedo Captor in this article.

Can I change the built-in analog cab sim?

No, the analog cab sim emulations for Guitar (based on Brit VintC DynIR cabinet with Dyn57 Microphone) and Bass (based on Fridge DynIR cabinet with Cnd87 Microphone) are preset.

What is the primary difference between the Torpedo Captor and the Torpedo Reload?

The Torpedo Captor is a passive attenuator and does not require a power supply when used solely as an attenuator. It features a simple, non-adjustable attenuated output (ATT). A power supply (or phantom power) is only required when using the XLR DI output. The Torpedo Reload attenuator is active (requires power) and has a continuously adjustable attenuated output (zero to full). The Reload also features a full set of re-amping tools.

Differences between the Captor and the Reload – full article.

Can I use the XLR DI and/or Balanced Jack Output with either the Speaker Thru or Attenuated output simultaneously?

Yes but please note the Speaker Thru and Speaker Attenuated outputs cannot (by design) be used simultaneously.


Torpedo Captor 16


  • Speaker input

    1/4″ jack unbalanced (TS)

  • Speaker Attenuated Output

    1/4″ jack unbalanced (TS)

  • Speaker Thru

    1/4″ Jack unbalanced (TS) - Directly connected to Speaker Input (Loadbox disconnected when in use)

  • Line Output

    1/4″ Jack balanced (TRS) - Impedance: 1000 Ohms - Phase switch - Ground lift (Without speaker simulation)

  • DI Output

    XLR balanced - Impedance: 600 Ohms (With or without speaker simulation)

  • Analog speaker sim

    Guitar : based on Brit VintC DynIR Cabinet – Dyn57 Microphone / Bass : based on Fridge DynIR Cabinet – Cnd87 Microphone

Load box

  • Impedance

    4, 8 or 16 Ohms

  • Max admissible power

    100W RMS

  • Safety system

    Temperature-controlled fan / Active thermal safety

Dimensions & weight

  • Width x Depth x Heigh

    12.6cm x 17.5cm x 6.2cm – 4.9″ x 6.7″ x 2.4″ (Including connectors and knobs)

  • Weight:

    1000 g / 2.2 lbs


  • Input voltage

    Phantom power or 9-12V DC jack, 2.1×5.5mm, negative center

  • Current draw


  • Power input connector

    DC connector, 2.1mm x 5.5mm, center negative (Power is required only for the XLR DI output and analog speaker sim)