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Groove Tubes SEII rackmount speaker emulator. Reactive load, cab-sim filter, power attenuation. $700 list.

Groove Tubes Audio - SEII rackmount speaker emulator, reactive load, line-level out, 150 watts max input, parallel fx loop. $695. Single rack space. 25% or 50% power reduction, only. 2 mixer (or power amp) outs. FX send and return jacks. 2 effect outputs, too. The 4 eq bands are very effective.

Has an effects loop with Mix control; an fx loop is often great for separating a product into separate modules placed wherever you want. This loop is "parallel" so I don't know whether or not you can cleanly break the unit into two modules. Is the FX loop before the cab-sim filter?

GT Pricing - SEII - Speaker Emulator II "Converts" any amp's power section (up to 150 watts) into a "preamp" for direct recording, producing the sound and feel of power-tube distortion without the neighbors hearing. $695.

official SE-II page - SE-II Speaker Emulator. Allows the user to record the sound of a tube (or solid-state) instrument amplifier without having to employ microphones or speakers to capture the all-important sound of the output tubes and transformers. Since being granted a patent (#4,937,874) for the design of the original Speaker Emulator, the home recordist has been able to record cranked amps without disturbing their neighbors. Professional users have employed these to eliminate the variables of microphones and microphone placement, speaker quality, cabinet construction, room sound, and leakage to and from other instruments to insure a consistent sound from studio to studio, session to session. Connected to the speaker output of any instrument amplifier, this latest version incorporates a parallel effects loop and mix control to add effects after the sound of the output stage, "wet" and "dry" outputs for split feeds, and a unique speaker return output that allows the user to keep a speaker hooked up to the amp but playing back at either 50% or 25% volume. Touring musicians use this to keep on-stage volumes down while still delivering the "pushed" amp character to the house mixing board. Billy Gibbons and Eddie Van Halen have been recording and touring with our SEII for years. One of our engineer friends sends guitar and organ patches from samplers and synthesizers through tube amps to simulate an overdriven Leslie speaker before using the SE-II to run the sound through various rotary speaker simulators.

There is a 1-column comparative review in Legends of Guitar: The Quest for Ultimate Tone (see my Books page). Best of Guitar Player. Covers:

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   1. 97/11/20 055 Re: Using tube amp head for  alt.guitar.amps       dlm            
   2. 98/04/07 053 Attenuators, Emulators & Dum rec.music.makers.guit mousse         
   3. 98/09/28 052 Re: Direct Boxes             alt.guitar            steve_2000     
   4. 98/04/07 052 Re: Attenuators, Emulators & rec.music.makers.guit Steve          
   5. 98/03/28 052 Re: Why not intergrate, amp/ alt.guitar.amps       dlm            
   6. 98/03/27 052 Re: Why not intergrate, amp/ alt.guitar.amps       Tom            
   7. 98/05/13 051 Best sound: MIDI preamps or  alt.guitar.amps       Kurt Penner    
   8. 98/04/07 050 Re: Attenuators, Emulators & rec.music.makers.guit dlm            
   9. 98/03/04 050 Re: recording MESA direct-ou alt.guitar.amps       Tom            
  10. 97/12/20 050 Re: Effects-Rack or Foot Ped alt.guitar            Teleologist    
  11. 97/10/28 050 Re: best guitar amp simulato alt.guitar.amps       Mark Garvin    
  12. 98/05/14 049 Re: Best sound: MIDI preamps alt.guitar.amps       TeRRoR         
  13. 98/04/07 049 Re: Attenuators, Emulators & rec.music.makers.guit Rich Koerner   
  14. 98/05/14 048 Re: Best sound: MIDI preamps alt.guitar.amps       Dutch          
  15. 98/04/04 048 Re: thd hot plate...    #1/4 alt.guitar.amps       Steve          
  16. 98/03/05 048 Re: HELP - wiring headphone  alt.guitar            Jeff Kesemeyer 
  17. 98/04/04 047 Re: thd hot plate...    #3/4 alt.guitar.amps       Steve          
  18. 97/01/02 047 Re: Best way to record guita alt.guitar            Mark Garvin    
  19. 96/12/27 046 Re: Please help - Best direc alt.guitar            F Eric         
  20. 96/11/10 046 Re: Placement of satur. tube rec.music.makers.guit Michael      
  21. 96/10/16 046 Re: 7 Approaches to Quiet Po alt.guitar.amps       Michael      
  22. 96/10/15 046 Re: Low-watt power tubes#1/2 alt.guitar.amps       Michael      
  23. 95/10/21 046 Re: MODS to CUT POWER ON AMP rec.music.makers.guit P. Psutka      
  24. 98/02/05 045 Re: Marshall 2000 Head  #2/3 alt.guitar            Steve          
  25. 98/01/13 045 Re: THD Hot Plate or Mar#2/3 alt.guitar            Steve          
  26. 97/12/07 045 Re: Power Attenuators ..#2/3 alt.guitar.amps       Steve          
  27. 96/10/15 045 Re: Direct-to-console should alt.guitar            Michael      
  28. 98/02/17 044 Re: JCM800 Hum problem: only alt.guitar.amps       john black     
  29. 98/01/13 044 Re: THD Hot Plate or Mar#1/3 alt.guitar            Steve          
  30. 97/02/11 044 Re: Amp-Simulator            alt.guitar.amps       Tom HIWATT     
  31. 96/10/16 044 7 Approaches to Quiet Po#2/2 alt.guitar.amps       Michael      
  32. 96/10/16 044 Re: 7 Approaches to Quie#3/4 alt.guitar.amps       J.R. Elswick   
  33. 96/03/22 044 Re: Attention 6V6 experts -  alt.guitar.amps       Teleologist    
  34. 97/05/30 043 Re: direct recording         rec.music.makers.guit William G. Camp
  35. 97/04/08 043 RE: Power Brake         #1/2 alt.guitar.amps       Steve          
  36. 97/09/16 042 Re: Opinions wanted: Pow#2/3 alt.guitar.amps       Steve          
  37. 97/05/30 042 direct recording             rec.music.makers.guit Stephen Keay   
  38. 96/10/12 042 Re: Direct-to-console should alt.guitar            Jonathan Schnei
  39. 98/02/19 039 Better tone (more bass) from alt.guitar.amps       Tone King      

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