Review: Universal Audio OX Amp Top Box

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Universal Audio is already beloved by engineers and producers alike, worldwide, for their high-quality hardware interfaces and plug-in emulations of classic studio processors. This time around, Universal Audio has used all that engineering experience for the performing guitarist, with the new OX Amp Top Box — an impressive professional tool that offers a ton of functionality in one stylishly retro box.

FEATURES The OX is a combined reactive load box, output attenuator, digital speaker-cab and effects emulator. It can handle tube amps of up to 150 watts, while the Speaker Level switch offers five degrees of attenuation to a traditional guitar cab, for self-monitoring; or a “0” level, for silent recording or front-of-house (FOH) signal only. Within the unit, your amp’s signal is sent through UA’s high-quality ‘Dynamic Speaker Cab’ and mic emulations — plus compressors, delays and reverbs — then routed to stereo analog TRS outputs and S/PDIF digital output, via RCA or ADAT (aka lightpipe) connection, fixed at 16 bit/44.1kHz.

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