Attenuator

 · I haven''t tried the Rockcrusher but, do have a Z Air Brake as well as a few THD Hot Plates and Aracom attenuator. The Z is my least favorite. Light attenuation sounds good but, I didn''t like the bedroom setting at all. Very buzzy and IMO, it didn''t attenuate enough. I also didn''t care for the fact it was optimized for 8 ohms either.

THD Hot Plate or Rivera RockCrusher

2016-2-5 · The THD was a great attenuator, haven''t used one in a while but they were the best a few years ago. They were pretty much the ONLY a few years ago. It …

RockCrusher | Rivera Amplification

The RockCrusher is invaluable and unbeatably versatile because you can place it between your amp and speaker cab as a power attenuator, or use it in place of your speaker cabinet as a load box while sending its balanced XLR or unbalanced ¼" line out to another amp as a slave, or even send its output to a mixer for recording or live performance.

Oh happy day! (Attenuator content) | Telecaster Guitar …

 · The Rockcrusher is a reactive attenuator as opposed to resistive, and better at handling lower bedroom level volume. Takes 8 and 16 hms. It looks like it will last a lifetime too so a solid investment.

Rivera Rockcrusher vs. Dr Z Air brake | Ibanez JEM Forum

 · I found a DI box that I can run between my head and the attenuator and use the attenuator to turn the volume all the way down on the cabinet. In the end it''ll cost me a little more than the rock crusher but the z brake seems to be much better at preserving the natural character of whatever amp it''s paired with. 1 - 5 of 5 Posts.

Jtm 45 And Riviera Rockcrusher | MarshallForum

 · While both an Attenuator, and Reamp, I like the Fryette Power Station to lower the dbs if I go that route. AND/Or a METROPOULOS Master Volume style. Its hard to beat the SPL Reducer, but I still like the PS. Your amp is 30w, and with the PS you could add another 20w and make your amp 50w vs 30w. PS is also all Tube. 2 x 6L6 x 1 x 12ax7.

RockCrusher Recording | Rivera Amplification

RockCrusher Recording. 🔍. The Rockcrusher Recording is your analog solution for attenuation and direct recording! It''s a Power Attenuator, Load Box and Analog speaker emulator all in one! Now you can lower your stage volume of your cranked up amp while simultaneously send a direct signal to front of house with our powerful 11 band EQ analog ...

Fryette Powerstation vs Rivera Rock Crusher: Input Please ...

 · Jan 28, 2017. #6. I had both (sold the Rock Crusher) because I thought the PS sounded more transparent to my ears. I use the PS only now. Also, for very loud amps it is nice to have the PS knob to get the volume to exactly where you want it to go. The Rock Crusher has the click knob for some of the settings as I recall.

The Best Guitar Power Attenuators in 2021

2021-11-10 · Rivera RockCrusher Guitar Power Attenuator - Runner Up. One thing that sets Rivera RockCrusher apart from its contemporaries is its internal reactive load network, as opposed to the more resistive ...

Opinions-What''s the best attenuator? | MarshallForum

 · Rivera Rockcrusher. Scumback Alex Attenuator. Radial Headload. Aracom. The trick is of course, who can make the one attenuator, that preserves the tone, covers all 2-4-8-16 Ohm Impedance possibilities, low and high wattage amps, and, has the best extras, like silent recording, reamping etc etc.

Suhr Reactive Load Vs Two Notes Vs Rockcrusher | Rig-Talk

 · I had an Alex attenuator with a reactive load and it sounded terrible as a load compared to my power station. Just to add, there is a huge difference between using a resistive load vs reactive load too. Reactive is much better in terms of feel and eq response,, though, I''ll say the Two Notes VB-101 had some voodoo going on with it''s resistive ...

Rivera RockCrusher Recording Review – Best Guitar Amp ...

2014-11-25 · The Rivera RockCrusher Recording is without a doubt the best guitar amp attenuator on the market, and it''s also the most versatile solution you''re likely to find for recording an all-valve amp. Whether you''re a professional studio engineer or home recording hobbyist, the "RockRec" will be a serious upgrade to your recording arsenal.

What''s the "best" amp attenuator these days?

 · Aug 14, 2012. Location: Tampere. The new Torpedo Captor X is propably the best bet if you need cabinet modeling, but unfortunately the attenuation is fixed to -20db. Fryette Power station has tube section, which can be used reamp the attenuated sound with tubes (to make small wattage amp to sound like 50w well).

Tone Tips: The Lowdown on Load Boxes, Attenuators, and ...

2015-4-29 · The RockCrusher load box/attenuator even has a sophisticated analog speaker-simulator with line out, and a graphic EQ to fine-tune the simulated speaker''s tonal response. Reactive versus resistive. When a speaker—let''s say in an open-back 1x12 cab—is connected to a tube amp, it has a unique relationship with the amp. Think of it as a back ...

Suhr Reactive Load Vs Two Notes Vs Rockcrusher | Page 2 ...

 · I''ve used many including the Two Notes Torpedo Reload, Ultimate attenuator and many other ones. The Aracom sounds the best to my ears. I returned the Torpedo because the Aracom sounded better and I was looking for a 2nd attenuator so I can record 2 amps at the same time, but it didn''t compare with the Aracom.

Amp Too Damn Loud? Here Are 10 Attenuators That''ll …

2020-10-9 · RockCrusher Gold Face. Boasting balanced XLR and unbalanced 1/4" outs for easy interfacing, this attenuator/load box was designed to ensure the amp and speaker see each other in a proper relationship of impedance and inductive/capacitive reactance.

Stand alone vs. built in attentuator question | Telecaster ...

 · Sep 23, 2014. Location: Dallas. The Vox AC15CH has a built in attenuator that will take the 15w down to either 1.5w or 0.15w. Nowhere do I see a warning that you should not set it at either of the lower settings and crank it (same with the Marshall Origin attenuators and with Carr or Tone King and their built-in attenuators).

10 best attenuators to buy in 2019 | Guitar | All ...

2019-12-6 · Weber Mass. Loaded with a ''silent speaker'', Weber''s most robust attenuator has a main volume knob and three-position treble compensation switch. The line out has a bypassable three-band tone stack and separate volume control. Impedance options are 2, 4, 8 and 16 ohms, and the attenuation is continuously adjustable from -3dB to over -70db.

Power Attenuators: cheap passive vs Reactive? | The Tone …

 · The rock crusher is an awesome attenuator! I heard some demos on , really keeps the sound intact . Reactions: Astral Traveler, syscokid and steveb63. Amp Mad Scientist Ambassador of Heresy Local time 2:53 PM. Joined Sep 2, 2019 Messages 4,349 Reaction score 11,602 Location Room 11 Sunbeam Motel Website

Suhr Reactive Load Vs Two Notes Vs Rockcrusher | Page 5 ...

 · Where a load is needed, one can''t go wrong with either units (I''ve no experience with the Rockcrusher), however - as Rockinchippy suggested in another posting - the SRL is the perfect, least expensive tool for home recording. Here''s a couple quick clips I did with my Shiva 20th and V-Plex 50: Shiva 20th Voodoo V-Plex 50 clean and with MXR EVH ...

Suhr Reactive Load Vs Two Notes Vs Rockcrusher | Page 4 ...

 · The Two Notes and Rock Crusher are very similar to loading with the real cab- with slight differences. I have used the TN units to great effect and I think they are terrific and great options, and the Rivera and TN Reload, with their switchable impedance, both get along great with my AC15 at 16 ohms (the AC15 only sounds good on the 16 ohm tap ...

The 3 Best Guitar Amp Attenuators

2021-10-21 · RockCrusher is a very rugged and versatile piece of equipment which is the attenuator of choice for many professionals. Thanks to its variable impedance, Rivera RockCrusher can be used on most vintage tube amps which …

Tone King Iron Man 2

 · 1,706. Location: Australia. I love my Rock Crusher. Couldn''t use my Plexi without it. This is the Rock Crusher at full attenuation (bedroom level) with My Plexi. Neil Skene, May 9, 2019. #6. StratoMarshall, jimmyjames, Mitchell Pearrow and 1 other person like this.

Thinking of upgrading my attenuator

 · I''ll vouch for my Rivera Rock Crusher attenuator: Nice gadgetry that works extremely well. $500 new, though. The Fryette Power Station is the ultimate for a couple hundred more, IMO. Not only does it excel at power attenuation, it''s also capable of taking a 5 watt Champ and turning it into a 50 watt ear-splitting monster...

Tone KIng Iron Man 2 or Weber mini mass attenuator? | …

 · FWIW, I don''t personally think an attenuator is useful for a 6505. That''s a lot of coin to drop for an amp that gets its sound from the pre-amp. EDIT: As a side note, I took a DMM to the Ironman to see what kind of load it was presenting to the amp. My meter was reading in the 2.3 to 2.8 ohm range throughout the 4 to 16 ohm switch positions on ...

Rivera Rockcrusher | My Les Paul Forum

 · 41. Mar 6, 2016. #8. Well, the Rockcrusher was hooked up backwards. This was due to two main issues: 1. Poor instructions that came with the unit 2. A video by Paul Rivera Junior trying to help folks with hookup issues, but basically showing them how to hook it up backwards.

Who makes the best Attenuator? | MarshallForum

 · 194. Hello, "ULTIMATE" is the best attenuator but it is pricey. Second I put the THD Hotplate but you need to buy the one with the exact Ohm you are going to use and if you change your amp and you use different Ohms with it, you will need to buy the specific THD too. But, the "ULTIMATE" does all this by its own.

Vox AC15C1... why no attenuator?

 · Sep 23, 2014. Location: Dallas. The Vox AC15CH1 (head) has a reactive attenuator that allows you to take the amp from 15w to 1.5w to 0.15w. So a great home use amp. I have a 8ohm cabinet and the amp has a 8ohm switch, but on that setting, the attenuator is disabled. So an AC15 set up for me would cost $1,000+ as I would need a cabinet.

Attenuator Question

 · Totally subjective. The jhs box would be the cheaper and safer option. A traditional attenuator *may* (depending on who you ask) eat tubes and be harder on the amp. Nasser, CB91710, gjohnson441496 and 1 other person like this. To complicate things, not all all-tube amps drive the power tubes hard enough to distort.