Speaker cabinet switcher.
The Radial Cabbone is a unique device that enables you to switch between two speaker cabinets using a single amplifier head. This, for instance, could be used to mount a Fender Twin on a 4×12 Marshall cabinet and switch between the two cabinets to enjoy the very different tonal characteristics of an open-back 2×12 compared to a closed-box 4×12 half stack.
Unlike a regular AB box that mechanically switches between two sources, the Cabbone actually ‘ramps on’ the switching process with a timed overlap so that the amplifier always sees a speaker load. This ensures both tube and solid state amplifiers are safely switched at all times. The audio signal is actually switched via high-power gold-contact relays to ensure ‘straight wire’ performance. In other words, the Cabbone will not color the tone or introduce any form of distortion into the signal path. Should power to the Cabbone ever be disconnected, Radial Safe-Mode™ operation automatically resets, connecting the head to output-1.
To reduce ‘spaghetti’ on stage, the Cabbone is equipped with Slingshot™ – a remotely controlled switching input that enables any standard contact closure to switch cabinets. This lets you keep the Cabbone and speaker cables near the amps and remotely control everything from your pedalboard. With Slingshot, the Cabbone can also switch speakers using a MIDI pedalboard controller, sequencer, or another Slingshot equipped device such as the Loopbone or SW2 remote. Just imagine… with one foot stomp – you could switch channels on your amp, turn on a delay and switch speaker cabinets. Now that’s performance!
The Cabbone… a creative tool for making music from the tone fanatics at Radial.