What are the differences between Torpedo Captor X and Torpedo Captor + Torpedo C.A.B. M.
The Torpedo Captor X and the association of a Torpedo Captor with a Torpedo C.A.B. M share a few functions, but they also have many differences. If you are uncertain about which one to get, this article will detail their similarities and differences, to help you decide which way to go.
1. 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 ohms. Torpedo Captor comes in 3 versions: 4,8 and 16 ohms.
2. Torpedo Captor X and Torpedo Captor both feature speaker simulation, which means you can use them for monitoring without using a DAW and Wall of Sound when playing without a speaker cabinet. Torpedo Captor X features the whole Torpedo convolution technology : this IR-based technology can accurately reproduce the behavior 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 set it in different reverb spaces.
The Torpedo Captor's speaker simulation only has two settings (Guitar and Bass), is not IR-based, and can not be edited, modified, or changed in any way.
When you combine a Torpedo Captor with a Torpedo C.A.B. M you have access to the same Torpedo convolution technology for your tube amp sound.
3. 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 your cabinet.
• Torpedo Captor X features three Volume Levels for the physical cabinet: Low position(-38 dB of attenuation), Halfway position (-20 dB) and Full level (attenuated is bypassed, the full power of the amp is fed into the cabinet).
• The Torpedo Captor features a simple, non-adjustable attenuated output (ATT). It also features a full-range, non-attenuated output (THRU).
For more information about the power attenuation of the Torpedo Captor X and Torpedo Captor, and how it compares to our other power attenuator product, the Torpedo Reload, see this article.
4. Torpedo Captor X has 2 XLR outputs. Torpedo Captor X 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 has the full Torpedo cab sim signal, the other is the dry amp signal of the tube amp).
Torpedo Captor + Torpedo C.A.B. M have an XLR DI output and a Line TRS output (through the C.A.B. M). The combination of the two units only sends a mono signal to the PA/audio interface.
6. 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.
7. Torpedo C.A.B. M has a screen, giving access to all the parameters of the unit without the need to connect to Torpedo Remote with a computer. To have access to all the parameters of the Torpedo Captor X, you need to use Torpedo Remote with your mobile device or your computer.
8. Both Torpedo Captor X and Torpedo C.A.B. M can be controlled by Torpedo Remote with a computer and by a mobile device (iOS and Android).
9. Torpedo Captor X has MIDI capabilities. Torpedo Captor X has a MIDI mini-jack input and is supplied with a mini-jack to MIDI cable.
10. Torpedo Captor X has more effects than the Torpedo C.A.B. M: the Twin Tracker creating a virtual guitarist playing along you from the inputting signal, the Enhancer combining a compressor and a dual eq to polish your overall sound and a Stereo Reverb.
11. Torpedo Captor X has the compact size of the Torpedo Captor, and includes the Torpedo Technology. The association of Torpedo Captor and Torpedo C.A.B. M requires an additional cable and takes more real estate.
12. They all come 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). As stated just above, you don't need the Wall of Sound to get the Torpedo processing with the Torpedo Captor X and the Torpedo C.A.B. M, but you still get this option, which can come in handy in some situations (typically in the studio or home studio).