Become a member
Become a member
Continuer avec Google

or
Log in
Log in
Se connecter avec Google

or
learning

The community's favorite hardware speaker emulators

Top hardware speaker simulators
Agrandir
Guitar Amp Parts & Accessories
Guitar Cabinet Simulators

Speaker emulators seem to be highly in demand right now, mainly as a solution to record yourself and play live, benefiting from the sound of a tube amp. There are obviously lots of software tools to do that, but hardware solutions are becoming more and more popular.

With this in mind, we selected 27 popular units currently available on the market and asked our French readers to pick out the best. Some of the units are only speaker emulators, while others provide additional features, like an attenuator or a D.I. However, we did deliberately exclude those which also include amp emulations.

Here are the results:

Hardware speaker emulators
Poll conducted from 11/18/2017 to 12/01/2017 - 374 participants - 1 response per participant

Our poll regarding the community's favorite hardware speaker simulator clearly confirm Two Notes' undisputed reign in this market segment! And actually, the French manufacturer dominated the podium with its products, which together accounted for 64% of the votes!

The first place went to the Torpedo Studio and Torpedo Live (32% of the votes). Expensive and aimed at the pro market, they both represent convolution-based digital solutions. They have a great reputation, which the poll confirms, and the number of musicians using them all over the world just keeps on growing.

The Torpedo C.A.B. landed the second position: 25% of the votes went to this simplified, pedal version of Two Notes' digital emulators. The gap with the third place is significant: the more recent Torpedo Captor, a true all-rounder featuring loadbox, D.I., analog and digital speaker simulation, and attenuator, only grabbed 7% of the votes.

Palmer is the first manufacturer to join Two Notes in the list with 6% of the votes thanks to its PDI D.I./speaker emulator. The products of this brand are very popular and used by lots of pros, like Joe Bonamassa who has his own signature series.

Finally, the next three are all pocket size! First of all was the Behringer Ultra-G GI100 D.I./speaker simulator (4%) with its unbeatable price tag (only 40€). Next up were two brands whose amps have a very good reputation: Hughes & Kettner and Mesa Boogie, with the Red Box (3%) and Cab Clone (3%), respectively.

  • stevedaniel 10 posts
    stevedaniel
    New AFfiliate
    Posted on 03/29/2018 at 21:32:10
    Thanks for giving your useful information.

Vous souhaitez réagir à cet article ?

Log in
Become a member
cookies

We are using cookies!

Yes, Audiofanzine is using cookies. Since the last thing that we want is disturbing your diet with too much fat or too much sugar, you'll be glad to learn that we made them ourselves with fresh, organic and fair ingredients, and with a perfect nutritional balance. What this means is that the data we store in them is used to enhance your use of our website as well as improve your user experience on our pages (learn more). To configure your cookie preferences, click here.

We did not wait for a law to make us respect our members and visitors' privacy. The cookies that we use are only meant to improve your experience on our website.

Our cookies

Cookies not subject to consent

These are cookies that guarantee the proper functioning of Audiofanzine and allow its optimization. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Website preferences

We store your preferences so that you do not have to re-enter them every time your come back (forums options, dark or light theme, classifieds filter, standard or buzz news, newsletters popups...).

Log in

This one makes sure you don't have to re-enter your credentials every time you visit Audiofanzine.

Analytics

This data allows us to understand the use that our visitors make of our website in an attempt to improve it.

Advertising

This information allows us to show you personalized advertisements thanks to which Audiofanzine is financed. By unchecking this box you will still have advertisements but they may be less interesting :)

We did not wait for a law to make us respect our members and visitors' privacy. The cookies that we use are only meant to improve your experience on our website.

Our cookies

Cookies not subject to consent

These are cookies that guarantee the proper functioning of Audiofanzine and allow its optimization. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Website preferences

We store your preferences so that you do not have to re-enter them every time your come back (forums options, dark or light theme, classifieds filter, standard or buzz news, newsletters popups...).

Log in

This one makes sure you don't have to re-enter your credentials every time you visit Audiofanzine.

Analytics

This data allows us to understand the use that our visitors make of our website in an attempt to improve it.

Advertising

This information allows us to show you personalized advertisements thanks to which Audiofanzine is financed. By unchecking this box you will still have advertisements but they may be less interesting :)


You can find more details on data protection in our privacy policy.