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-| {{:​attention.png}} | ** Always connect the speaker ​out of your tube amplifier to an appropriate load (speaker cabinet or loadbox). The Torpedo Captor is such a load. The Torpedo Captor does not need to be powered up to act as a loadbox. The maximum admissible power of the Torpedo Captor is 100W RMS, your amplifier shouldn'​t be set to play at a higher output power value. See [[http://​support.two-notes.com/​knowledgebase.php?​article=277|this article]] if your amplifier is more powerful than 100W. ** |+| {{:​attention.png}} | ** Always connect the speaker ​output ​of your tube amplifier to an appropriate load (speaker cabinet or loadbox). The Torpedo Captor is such a load. The Torpedo Captor does not need to be powered up to act as a loadbox. The maximum admissible power of the Torpedo Captor is 100W RMS, your amplifier shouldn'​t be set to play at a higher output power value. See [[http://​support.two-notes.com/​knowledgebase.php?​article=277|this article]] if your amplifier is more powerful than 100W. ** |
  
 ===== - Which output volume for my amplifier? ===== ===== - Which output volume for my amplifier? =====
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 control of the amplifier is usually logarithmic,​ which means the volume goes up quickly on the first control of the amplifier is usually logarithmic,​ which means the volume goes up quickly on the first
 half of the potentiometer rotation, reaches its maximum at 12 o’clock, and doesn’t change much half of the potentiometer rotation, reaches its maximum at 12 o’clock, and doesn’t change much
-beyond this point. Therefore, you can reach themaximum ​volume of your amplifier even if the volume+beyond this point. Therefore, you can reach the maximum ​volume of your amplifier even if the volume
 potentiometer is not set at maximum. potentiometer is not set at maximum.
  
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 ==== - Attenuator ====  ==== - Attenuator ==== 
  
-If you wish to keep a cabinet on stage, the Captor features a direct speaker THRU or ATT output. It allows for full volume or a fixed – 20dB attenuation. Keep your amp in its sweet spot while at manageable volumes.+If you wish to keep a cabinet on stage, the Captor features a direct speaker THRU or ATT output. It allows for full volume or a fixed – 20dB attenuation.
  
 ==== - DI ====  ==== - DI ==== 
  
-The Captor provides ​an DI output for your amp. The DI XLR output is phantom-powered for ease of use, and features an ultra-transparent op-amp buffer. Use it to pick up the sound of your amp on stage, or to virtually add an amp input to your sound interface.+The Captor provides ​DI output for your amp. The DI XLR output is phantom-powered for ease of use, and features an ultra-transparent op-amp buffer. Use it to pick up the sound of your amp on stage, or to virtually add an amp input to your sound interface.
 ==== - Speaker Simulation ====  ==== - Speaker Simulation ==== 
  
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 The THRU output is useful to insert the Captor between your amp and speaker cabinet, as a mean to simply pick up the sound of the amp. You can keep a speaker cabinet on stage for direct monitoring, and still get a properly picked-up sound with speaker simulation in the PA. The THRU output is useful to insert the Captor between your amp and speaker cabinet, as a mean to simply pick up the sound of the amp. You can keep a speaker cabinet on stage for direct monitoring, and still get a properly picked-up sound with speaker simulation in the PA.
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 +Use a standard speaker cable between the THRU output and the speaker cabinet.
 ==== - Power attenuation ​ ==== ==== - Power attenuation ​ ====
  
 {{  captor_att.jpg?​200}} {{  captor_att.jpg?​200}}
-The ATT output provides a -20dB attenuation. Just plug a speaker cabinet in the ATT output, and crank up your amp while keeping a manageable volume.+The ATT output provides a -20dB attenuation. Just plug a speaker cabinet in the ATT output ​(use a standard speaker cable for this connection), and crank up your amp while keeping a manageable volume.
  
 The speaker cabinet plugged in the ATT output can have a different impedance than the amp. However, this will lead to changing the attenuation ratio, which may vary from the designed -20dB. The speaker cabinet plugged in the ATT output can have a different impedance than the amp. However, this will lead to changing the attenuation ratio, which may vary from the designed -20dB.
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 This configuration leaves the speaker cabinet on stage, allowing for a direct monitoring. An interesting thing here is that the amp is still connected to the speaker cabinet, and not to the internal loadbox of the Captor. This means the impedance of the Captor is irrelevant : you can use any version of the Captor to do this. This configuration leaves the speaker cabinet on stage, allowing for a direct monitoring. An interesting thing here is that the amp is still connected to the speaker cabinet, and not to the internal loadbox of the Captor. This means the impedance of the Captor is irrelevant : you can use any version of the Captor to do this.
  
-If the speaker cabinet is too loud, you can take advantage of the Att output to reduce the volume, as following ​:+If the speaker cabinet is too loud, you can take advantage of the Att output to reduce the volume, as follow ​:
  
 {{  torpedo_captor_wiring_diagram_on_stage_attcab.png ​ }} {{  torpedo_captor_wiring_diagram_on_stage_attcab.png ​ }}
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 ===== - Speaker sim =====  ===== - Speaker sim ===== 
  
-Guitar or Bass, analog, based on acclaimed Torpedo virtual cabinets+Guitar or Bass, analog, based on acclaimed Torpedo virtual cabinets.\\ 
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 +Guitar : based on Brit VintC (4x12) - Dyn57\\ 
 +Bass : based on Fridge (8x10) / Alu XL (4x10) - Cnd87
  
 ===== - Power =====  ===== - Power ===== 
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 Power is required only for the XLR DI output and speaker simulation.\\ Power is required only for the XLR DI output and speaker simulation.\\
 Phantom power or DC jack, 2.1×5.5mm, negative center.\\ Phantom power or DC jack, 2.1×5.5mm, negative center.\\
 +Voltage : 9 to 24V DC\\
 Current : 5mA Current : 5mA
  
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