The Driftwood Reactive Loadbox gives not only a load to your tube amplifier when you do silent recording - it realy gives you the sound AND feeling of playing through a real 412 cabinet at your amp's sweet spot. All that dynamic and SAG is still there - but without shaking your house or home studio.
How does this work?
Inside the Reactive Loadbox are several high power resistors, high-end capacitors and audiophile coils that have nearly the same frequency response as a 412 cabinet. All cabinets have a resonant frequency where its resistance is much higher that the rated resistance printed on your cabinet. This resonance acts together with your output transformer and with the negative feedback loop inside your poweramp. Other Loadboxes dont have this resonant peak and this yields a flat dynamic response and feel.
With the Driftwood Reactive Loadbox your amplifier can react in the same way it would with a real cabinet, thereby retaining all the dynamics and feel. For any musician, that dynamic feel and interaction is a base of their creative process and articulation.
Driftwood's Reactive Loadbox is made from powder coated aluminium with a laser engraved top logo and lettering. It has also has a cooling fan that turns on automatically if the power rises above 50 watts. The fan get its energy from the signal and doesn't require external power.
There is also a Line-Output with a -20db PAD switch to get the raw signal to feed into your DAW and work with impulse responses.
If you order your Reactive Loadbox together with a Driftwood Mini Nightmare IR you can choose if you want it built-in to the wood enclosure (velcro fastener) or have it as a stand alone unit. Even if its inside the wood enclosure, you can use it with your other amplifiers.
– Line Out
– PAD for Line Out
– CoolFan which is powered by your chugging
- 6.5" wide x 7.1" deep x 2.4" high (16.5cm wide x 18cm deep x 6cm high)
- 3.3lbs (1.5kg)