Currently Being ModeratedJan 1, 2013 2:41 PM (in response to chonker)Re: How to get my 'headphone' sound out loud?
To get the best sound from your amp, check the X3's Outputs pages. Set the 1/4" Live Outputs to Combo Front (not Match Studio Direct), which is the setting designed to give best results with your amp. Then connect the X3 L/MONO output to your amp's guitar input. On the top panel of the X3, set the Live Out Level switch to AMP. This setup will not affect your headphones sound.
But you're right - that won't be exactly the sound you hear from your headphones. What you've said about studio speakers is correct - you won't get the sound that you do from a 12" speaker, but for guitar (not bass) in a home studio/bedroom, a 6" or 8" studio monitor should work very well. The Tech21 is a popular choice among users here. You could also consider a keyboard amp, or a small PA system.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 1, 2013 11:38 PM (in response to silverhead)Re: How to get my 'headphone' sound out loud?
I've had it in combo mode, and done a bit of playing around with the EQs ut just can't get the clarity of tone that I have with headphones. Having done some more reading last night I think what I need is an FRFR powered PA speaker? I play a 7 and an 8 string guitar so a fair bit bassier than normal (especially if I go to dropped E!).
For less than the price of a tech21 power engine I could buy a mackie thump with a 12" or 15" which seems like it might be a good route to go.