What are the Differences Between Torpedo Captor X and Combination of a Torpedo Captor and Torpedo C.A.B. M/C.A.B. M+/OPUS?

What are the Differences Between Torpedo Captor X and Combination of a Torpedo Captor and Torpedo C.A.B. M/C.A.B. M+/OPUS?

The Torpedo Captor X and the combination of a Torpedo Captor with a Torpedo C.A.B. M/C.A.B. M+/OPUS share similar functions, but they also have many differences. If you are uncertain about which one to get, this article will detail their similarities and difference to help you decide which option is best for you!
  • Both Torpedo Captor X and Torpedo Captor feature a reactive load box that allows for silent playing/recording of your amp (ie, playing your amp without a speaker cabinet connected). The load box of the Torpedo Captor X is fixed and comes in 8- and 16-ohm variants. Torpedo Captor comes in 3 versions: 4-, 8- and 16-ohms.
  • Torpedo Captor X and Torpedo Captor both feature speaker simulation, meaning you can use them for monitoring without using a DAW and Wall of Sound wile playing without a physical speaker cabinet connected. Torpedo Captor X features the whole Torpedo convolution technology: this IR-based technology can accurately reproduce the behaviour of a speaker cabinet, 2 microphones and recording room, as well as microphone placement. It comes loaded with 32 virtual cabinets to tune your tone to your taste. You can use two microphones per cabinet, EQ the overall combination and define a specific reverb space for your tone. The Torpedo Captor's speaker simulation only has two settings (Guitar and Bass) - it is not IR-based, and cannot be edited, modified, or changed in any way. When you combine a Torpedo Captor with a Torpedo C.A.B. M/C.A.B. M+/OPUS you have access to the same Torpedo convolution technology as the Captor X for your DI tube amp sound.
  • Both Torpedo Captor X and Torpedo Captor provide passive power attenuation: you can keep a speaker cabinet connected to your amp and play your amp loud while reducing the volume out of the connected physical cabinet. Torpedo Captor X features three Volume Levels for the physical cabinet: Low position (-38dB of attenuation), Halfway position (-20dB) and Full level (attenuation is bypassed, the full power of the amp is fed into the cabinet). The Torpedo Captor features a simple, non-adjustable attenuated output (ATT) alongside a full-range, non-attenuated output (THRU).
  • Torpedo Captor X includes 2 XLR outputs and offers 3 different routing options: Stereo, Dual Mono (allowing for one output to have a different EQ and a different level of Reverb) and Dry/Wet (one output with the full Torpedo cab sim signal, the other simply the dry amp signal of the connected tube amp). Torpedo Captor + Torpedo C.A.B. M/C.A.B. M+/OPUS combined have a single XLR DI output and a Line TRS output (both facilitated via the connectivity options available on the C.A.B. M/C.A.B. M+/OPUS). The combination of the two units only sends a mono signal to the PA/audio interface.
  • Torpedo Captor X has a fixed -15 dB input pad to set the level of the signal coming from the amp into the SPEAKER INPUT.
  • Torpedo C.A.B. M has a screen, giving access to all the parameters within the unit without the need to connect to Torpedo Remote via a computer, tablet or smartphone. To access all the parameters of the Torpedo Captor X, you need to use Torpedo Remote in conjunction with a computer, tablet or smartphone.
  • Both Torpedo Captor X and Torpedo C.A.B. M/C.A.B. M+/OPUS can be controlled by Torpedo Remote via a computer, tablet or smartphone (iOS and Android).
  • Torpedo Captor X has MIDI capabilities via a MIDI mini-jack input and is supplied with a mini-jack to MIDI cable.
  • Torpedo Captor X features more effects than the Torpedo C.A.B. M/C.A.B. M+/OPUS. These additional effects include the Twin Tracker and a Stereo Reverb.
  • Torpedo Captor X features the same compact size of the Torpedo Captor but features our digital Torpedo Technology on-board. The association of Torpedo Captor and Torpedo C.A.B. M/C.A.B. M+/OPUS requires an additional cable and takes up more real estate.
  • All noted products ship with a Wall of Sound license (32 virtual cabinets for the Torpedo Captor X, 16 virtual cabinets for the Torpedo Captor and 32 virtual cabinets for the Torpedo C.A.B. M/C.A.B. M+/OPUS). As stated above, you don't need Wall of Sound to experience Torpedo processing with the Torpedo Captor X and the Torpedo C.A.B. M/C.A.B. M+/OPUS as the same technology is embedded directly into the products, but you still get this option which can come in handy in some situations (typically in studio/recording scenarios).


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