Suhr Reactive Load IR


DI with Dummy Load & Loudspeaker Simulation

  • A simple solution to capture the warmth and dynamics of your sound without the hassle of removing a speaker during a performance or studio recording
  • Is connected in place of the speaker box and provides an 8 ohm load for your tube amp
  • Creates a balanced and unbalanced signal that can be connected to recording devices, effects and power amplifiers
  • In addition to the original Suhr Reactive Load, the Reactive Load IR adds impulse response technology that provides quick and easy access to a range of professionally microfoned loudspeakers
  • 16 Preinstalled impulse responses from Suhr loudspeaker cabinets with Celestion loudspeakers
  • Third-party impulse responses can be loaded via the USB port
  • Controls: IR Select, HP Level, DI Level
  • Switch: Signal 0 / + 6 dB, Hi-Cut
  • 6.3 mm Jack amplifier input
  • 6.3 mm Jack thru to speaker connection
  • 6.3 mm Stereo jack DI / Line Output Un-Filtered
  • 6.3 mm Stereo jack DI / Line output IR
  • 3.5 mm Stereo jack headphone output
  • 3.5 mm Stereo jack aux In
  • Power adapter connector (female connector 5.5 x 2.1 mm, negative pole inside)
  • Current consumption: 200 mA
  • Power supply via 9 V DC power adapter
  • Recommended maximum amplifier power: 100 Watts RMS
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 22.35 x 22.6 x 9.6 cm
  • Weight: 3 kg
  • Includes power supply
Available since January 2019
Item number 455781
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Multi-Channel Unit No
Channels 1
Active / Passive Active
19" No
Pad switchable Yes
Gnd/Lift switchable No
Powered by battery No
Speaker Simulation Yes
Impedance 8
DI Interface 1
Dummy Load (usable without cabinet) 1
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10 Reviews

Not happy at all
Bob Katsionis 23.02.2021
I was waiting to get my hands on it like nothing else before.
I recently got my Mesa MKIV and was recording with it through Bugera PS1->Mooer Radar loading up some beautiful Jens Bogren IR's. It was a blast.
But in order to be a total pro and take advantage or my poweramp as well, got this one.
So lets go:

The unit has a great sound quality, I can tell. Translates the amp really well. That's good.
However, took like an hour to figure out that it wasn't "reading" IR's as long as it was plugged on the USB.
Disconnected it and started playing. OK.

Then, tried to load my fav Jens Bogren IRs.
Correct bit, length 24bit, 48khz, Mono. All good, I'm not an idiot.
Looks like you have to:
Safe Eject USB -> Unplug USB cable -> POWER CYCLE the unit for 3 seconds (!),then restart.
Would make sense if you wouldn't need one, but it seems you surely do!
And of course, meanwhile, you need to Standby->Turn Off AMP and back again, cause I guess you can't have it plugged into a load box without the load box turned on. Perhaps not, but don't want to experiment with a Mesa MKIV on that.

And after you do all of these...the Jens Bogren IR's DIDNT WORK AT ALL. Nothing wrong with my side. Other IR's work "fine".

-Good construction/quality
-Sound Quality

-No power on/off switch
-Only 16 slots of IR's
-No XLR out

Bottom line: total regret for this purchase.

EDIT after 2 months of use:

Jens Bogren digital sent me their updated version of their IR's that work with it. Strange they didn't work in the beginning.
I got a great tone out of my tele-jcm900 SL-x combo for an Iron Maiden low-gain tone I was going for, but still I got no massive tone out of either my EVHIII nor MARKIV. Found myself using a kemper preset which made me very unhappy.


The best of the best!
PhillipMoita 25.01.2019
In my opinion is the best Reactive Load in the market today. The unit is small and the fan is passive. I use stand alone to practice and with the computer to record. I can use my personal IR?s inside and the sound quality is BRUTAL!


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Genial für jeden der an seinen Tubes hängt.
Anonymous 10.11.2021
Habe mir die reactive load gekauft da ich mich nicht von meinem heiß geliebten Röhren Amp trennen wollte. Da ich derzeit nicht mehr in einer band spiele stand das gute Stück nur zuhause rum.

Die mitgelieferten IRs sind absolut top und ich habe bis jetzt nicht den drang verspürt 3rd party IRs zu verwenden. Klingt einfach genial und macht extrem viel spaß damit zu spielen bzw aufzunehmen. Ein weiterer Pluspunkt ist, dass ich durch die load box meinen amp erst richtig kennen gelernt habe. Wer stellt sich schon neben nen 100 watt Verstärker und hört sich stundenlang an wie sich der sound verändert wenn man den master Volumen von 8 auf 6 dreht wenn einem schon bei 4 die Birne explodiert. Ist jeden Cent wert gewesen.


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Sonido y utilidad.
Studio K 06.05.2020
Es el tercer DI que he tenido y sin duda el mejor hasta ahora. Lo utilizo con un cabezal Cornford MK50 y con un Suhr Corso y el Reactive Load consigue trasmitir el carácter de cada amplificador. Lo utilizo para grabaciones en mi studio aunque también se puede utilizar para aplicaciones en directo con y sin altavoz. Cuenta con un banco de simulaciones de altavoces basado en altavoces Suhr que puedes utilizar o no aunque la verdad es que suenan muy muy bien. También cuenta con un Hi cut y un interruptor para aumentar la señal unos 6 db si hace falta aparte del pot de la señal DI. Por otra parte cuenta con salida de auriculares que te permite utilizar tus amplificadores sin que te echen del edificio. Muy buena construcción como prácticamente todo que fabrica Suhr. Muy recomendable!


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