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ADA MicroCAB II guitar speaker cabinet emulator

ADA MicroCAB Miked Guitar Cabinet Emulator

Romeo Guerrero, Jr. wrote:

>I have an ADA MP-2 pre-amp which has their famous Microcab speaker simulator circuitry.

That is always a handy thing to have. I didn't know that it had that good circuit. Then the inheritance tree is:

o ADA MP-1's spk sim
o ADA MP-2's spk sim
o ADA MicroCAB
o ADA Ampulator

The MicroCAB technology is used in the ADA Ampulator, with a 12AX7 used as a power tube.

There is a 1-column comparative review in Legends of Guitar: The Quest for Ultimate Tone. Best of Guitar Player. Sonic secrets -- Hendrix, Clapton, Van Halen, Stevie Ray, Slash, & more. Distortion tips. Eq- craig anderton. Decoding distortion. R. Aspen Pittman. Eric Johnson. Tone factors in solidbody guitars. 1995. Has a review of soaks, which appeared in Guitar Player Aug 1993. Covered:

The original MicroCAB was reviewed Guitar Shop page 57 Spring 1994, which I have. 1-page review. Controls:

Bypass sw, level, clip indic
Eq section: Hi-cut pot, Thump pot.
Open back cab switches: 1x12, 2x12, vintage 2x12.
Sealed cab switches: 1x12, 2x12, vintage 2x12, 4x12, vintage 4x12.
Stereo in's and pass-thru outs: 1/4"
Stereo outs: 1/4" and XLR
Power sw.

1997 NAMM report: ADA MicroCAB II

The MicroCab II emulates a miked speaker cabinet. Occupies 1 rack space. Emulates guitar speaker cabinets, with the ability to select:

[no mention of room resonance, that is, post-amp reverb]

Goes beyond simple EQ-filters and speaker emulators by providing specific controls for vintage or standard type speakers in a 1-12, 2-12 or 4-12 array, either open or closed back enclosure. The Thump control "tunes" the low end box resonance, while the Hi Balance control emulates mike placement and cabinet brightness. Input signals may be taken either from preamp levels or power amp levels via MicroCAB II's passthru patch panel, or by simply tapping the guitar signal at the stage speakers [this must mean, taking a 'Y' tap off of the guitar speaker cabinet, which is the same thing as taking a 'Y' tap out of the tube amp head's speaker output jack].

The back panel includes stereo inputs and 1/4" and balanced XLR outputs that can be sent to mic or line level inputs on the mixing console. The front panel has Level control, Clip indicator and In/out switch for emulated and direct signal comparison.

In conjunction with the ADA MP-1 Classic MIDI tube guitar preamp, the MicroCAB II enables you to duplicate playing through any type speaker set up. The MicroCAB II produces the resonance, depth and sonic quality of any size cabinet when recording or with direct feed into a house sound system in an affordable, easy to operate unit.

[Research the MP-1 "tube preamp" -- does this incorporate the 12AX7 "power tube" configuration like the Ampulator? I don't think so. If not, if it's just another tube preamp distortion unit, then how could it even come close to emulating the dynamics of a tube power amp? No matter how great your speaker simulator, if you just have a conventional preamp, whether tube or solid-state, there's no way to get a convincing tube power-amp quasi-clean, edge-of-breakup, saturated tone.]

List price $269.95. MicroCAB original was $219.95 list.

ADA Amplifier Systems makes guitar rackmount MIDI tube preamps, tube power amps, effects pedals and signal processors.


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