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CAB-CLONE-8

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The New CABCLONE - 8 ohm Cabinet Simulator with Built-In Amp Load & Headphone Output

The CABCLONE is a passive Cabinet Simulator/Speaker+Mic alternative with a built-in Amp Load. It provides a direct interface of your guitar amps Speaker Output to the input of a mixing console, microphone preamp or even direct to your converters (recorder) with or without the need for a speaker cabinet. Its also a Compensated Headphone Driver that delivers a great sounding, great feeling headphone-friendly version of your amps Tone thats perfect for late night practice sessions or anytime you want to play without others listening.

CABCLONE - Cabinet Simulator with Internal Amp Load & Headphone Output
Designed and Handcrafted in Petaluma, California, USA
Passive Design No Power Supply Required
Built-In Internal Amp Load FOR AMPS RATED 150-WATTS OR LESS (auto-activates when no cable is
connected to Thru Output)
Input Jack (receives signal from amps speaker output)
Thru Output Jack (defeats to Internal Load when no cable is connected)
3-Position Cabinet Voicing Switch - Open-Back, Closed-Back & Vintage Closed-Back Cabinet Simulations
Variable -30 to +4db DI Output Level Control with presets for Dynamic Mic Level (-30db), Instrument
Level (-10db) & Line Level (+4db)
Balanced XLR Direct Output (controlled by the Variable DI Output Level Control)
Independent +4 Line Level Slave Output Jack (exact signal from amps speaker output, non-
simulated)
Compensated Headphone Output Jack (defeats balanced outputs when used)
Phase Switch Normal (In) or Reverse (180)
Ground Lift Switch
Removable Tilt-Back Stand (for use over an amp handle)

Formats:
4 Ohm For amps rated 150-watts or less
8 Ohm (standard) For amps rated 150-watts or less
16 Ohm For amps rated 150-watts or less

Specifications:
Dimensions (W/D/H): 6.7" x 6.40" x 2.30" without tilt-back stand (3.30 with tilt back stand)
170.18mm x 162.56mm x 58.42mm without tilt-back stand (83.82 with tilt back stand)
Weight: 2.4lbs (1.09Kg)
WITH Tilt-Back Stand
/ 2.3lbs (1.04Kg) WITHOUT Tilt-Back Stand

ABSOLUTELY PERFECT! USE AN OPTIMUM SPEAKER CAB THOUGH1 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreScarborough, Ontario
I bought the Mesa Mark 5 Head and the Mesa Rectifier Horizontal 2x12 cabinet. This combination is absolutely mind-blowing! Practically any conceivable guitar tone can be created in this magic tone elixir! I have recorded the cabinet with sm57, rode NTR ribbon, and rode NT-2A condenser mics with incredible results. I decided that I wanted to record a direct signal for variation so I bought the Mesa CabClone 8 ohm version. I wanted to compare directly to the microphones (all 3) recording various tracks in ProTools such as clean, distorted, edgy etc? The result was more than shocking?. Absolute perfection! I absolutely could not tell the difference A/B?ing the cab clone against the sm57 track? even the waveform looked practically identical on close inspection! This was using the ?closed back? setting of the CabClone (my cab is closed-back). I mean, literally no difference in the sound WHATSOEVER! The ?open-back? sound was a tiny bit more midrange sounding and the ?vintage? setting was warmer. My conclusion is that this unit is biased toward sounding very much like a mesa closed-back cabinet with v30?s such as my Mesa Rectifier Horizontal 2x12 cabinet mic?d up with a Shure SM57 (an industry standard guitar mic setup). I tried disconnecting the speaker cabinet while recording and found the sound changed slightly, sounding a bit less dynamic but completely natural and still an excellent result. But it was better when the cabinet was plugged in. As the manual points out, you will get a more dynamic result with a speaker running as well since there is dynamic impedance interaction going on. My guess as to why some people might not get as good a result would be that their particular speaker cabinet ?modifies? or ?interacts with? the waveform negatively resulting in an unpleasing result. I?d say experiment with different cabinets. I think those negative Internet reviews were based on less than optimal speaker cabinet combinations. It was also excellent with headphones on. I have nothing but superlative praises for this unit. I have a background in recording engineering and believe me the waveform I recorded could replace the microphone input any day! As close to perfect as ever. Not even sure why I need to mic my cab anymore! Also, the CabClone gives me more options such as the ?open-back? and ?vintage? settings. Buy it and use it correctly with an optimum cabinet and you?ll be shocked at the excellent sound!!!
Posted by Michael on Aug 15, 2017
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Does the job2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton South, Alberta
Eliminated the need for a cabinet for all live gigs!!! Don't miss carrying that 2x12 around. Quite stage, run in ears and direct to the PA. Science!
Posted by Mike on Mar 1, 2017
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Sounds like garbage, please don't waste your money on this.4 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreAbbotsford, British Columbia
Like the multiple reviews online say, it sounds like shit. It's impossible to get a modern high gain or crunch sound without sounding like thin fuzzy garbage. Don't buy it, or get ready to get disappointed.
Posted by Bob on May 24, 2016
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Great unit1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVancouver, British Columbia
I was looking for something to allow me to play my full rig through headphones as I've moved into an apartment. Tried other digital options and was extremely unimpressed by their tone. I also don't need 100 different combinations of mediocre sounding simulations of amps and effects. Enter the cab clone. Allows me to use my beloved Express 5:50 and all my effects without bothering the neighbours. I've read reviews that the headphone level was too low but to me it sounds great at 50 W. When I put my amp to the 5 W setting it is a bit too quiet. I have not used this live yet but I think it would work nicely to run through the PA.
Posted by anonymous on Nov 8, 2015
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very disappointing2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVancouver, British Columbia
getting a good high gain sound with this is impossible.I spent hours tweaking with a mesa dual rec and a les paul ,and marshall dsl and tsl heads and still it just sounds fuzzy and lifeless ,very non dynamic,better if you use a real speaker load but not good enough for recording a pro track.on the other hand you can get nice clean and light gain sounds out of it
Posted by rick bloudoff on Oct 7, 2015
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As wicked as…...0 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary, Alberta
The only thing this is lacking is attenuation. Other than that, it's pretty much as wicked as the ads say. Tone is pure beauty, all the cab simulations sound great. Don't argue with science.
Posted by The PDub on Mar 7, 2015
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