The SE-5 Speaker Emulator is a pedal-size unit that was designed to eliminate the need to mic a speaker cab for recording and live performance using a PA sound system. This is a passive unit that requires no battery or power supply. It emulates the sound of a real speaker cab. It must be driven with the speaker ouput of a guitar amplifier. The ouput is unbalanced line or mic level.
This unit is superior to other affordable products in several important ways:
An internal dummy load is included for amps rated at 5 watts or less, so no external speaker load
is required. A THRU jack is included so that amps rated at more than 5 watts can be used with a
speaker or external dummy load.
A continuous tone control varies the sound from a 1X8" cab to a 4X12" cab and everything in
between. Competing products have only 1, 2 or 3 preset sounds.
An 8 position switch is included to adjust the output volume in 7 db steps. Competing products
have a 3-way volume switch that varies the volume in 15 or 20 db steps. The SE-5 can provide
much finer control of the output volume.
The filter used in the SE-5 emulates the entire frequency response of typical guitar speakers, not
just the high frequency rolloff.
The output of the SE-5 is unbalanced line-level. This makes it easier to connect to effects pedals.
If a balance signal is required for long cable runs after the effects chain, then an inexpensive
(about $25) DI box can be used.
Finally, the SE-5 sounds like real speaker cabs (listen to the demos).
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