The X-Load LB-2 Load Box represents the pinnacle of speaker emulation technology for live use or recording. It allows you to use a traditional tube amp without connecting a speaker cabinet. The X-Load LB-2 provides an 8Ω load (100W maximum) while outputting a balanced or unbalanced line level signal.
Unlike other load boxes and attenuators the X-Load LB-2 uses Fractal Audio Systems' Dynamic Impedance™ technology to create a level of realism never achievable before. Record your amp in its sweet spot without deafening volume, or get great tone consistently without the hassles of a speaker cab and microphone setup.
It is important to note that the X-Load LB-2 does NOT simulate the characteristic sound of a loudspeaker. This is done by routing your DI Amp signal through speaker simulation hardware—like that found in our award-winning Axe-Fx or AX8 products—or software, like our Cab-Lab application/plugin.
The X-Load LB-2 features a
Speaker Thru jack so you can connect a real speaker while also feeding line signal to a recorder or speaker simulator.
Voicing switch shifts the resonance of the load. The “UK” setting is characteristic of the typical British guitar speaker, while the “US” position replicate the lower resonance of a typical American guitar speakers.
The product manual is available here.