Currently Being ModeratedSep 2, 2011 7:46 AM (in response to rickshapiro)Re: Potential buyer with a question on the DT50
the DT50 itself has 4 "voicings" which is the equivelent of pre-amps.
using with a pod HD has a few benefits....
2 way communication... changing the amp knobs changes the tone on your pod and you can save it.
all the pre-amps can be used from the HD, and it recreates the appropriate power amp settings in the analogue realm (not modeling) by changing some relays etc internally....
in low power mode, the DT50 will use the full amp models in an attempt to give you the tube goodness without the volume.
but yes, when connected only one preamp is used they are not stacked... the HD preamps go direct to the power amp.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 2, 2011 7:53 AM (in response to TheRealZap)Re: Potential buyer with a question on the DT50
Thank you for the reply, that is helpful, So, if I insert a powersoak of some sort I can always crank and keep the analog power sections. Otherwise there is a crossover point, as I increase volume, where the modeled output section begins to fade into the analog power amop section?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 2, 2011 8:08 AM (in response to rickshapiro)Re: Potential buyer with a question on the DT50
they've gone into great detail on the pre's specifically for use with the DT50.
the pre's are useful for other amps and usage as well...
but with the DT50 specifically you can count on behaviour consistent with the actual amp being modeled
the AC30 sounds like an AC30
the Deluve sounds like a Deluxe
the schnozberries taste like schnozberries
the combination impresses the crap out of me....
it's loud as hell though... just FYI, depending on the volumes that you'd be playing at...
you may end up using the full models rather than the pre's
Currently Being ModeratedSep 2, 2011 5:13 PM (in response to rickshapiro)Re: Potential buyer with a question on the DT50
The DT50 does a great job with the full amp models too, but you need to use it differently.
When using the full amp models in the HD500 you want to make sure that you don't double up on poweramp characteristics. This means that you'll want to run the DT50 as a transparent form of amplification. To do that, set the DT50 to class A using Voicing I. This will deliver a fairly transparent amplification of the full amp models.
The amp really comes into its own when using the PREs though. The other benefit of using the PREs in the HD500 is that it frees up DSP for effects.