Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2013 8:15 PM (in response to hhuffman)Re: Powered Cabinet or Combo Amp for Output od HD400?
ebay, look for Randall RM50 or RM100. these are excellent and go for a fraction of what they used to cost. You can also spend your money on full analog preamps that blast the hell out of the L6 and still have many more amps with thte L6 on hand. go now
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2013 2:48 AM (in response to hhuffman)Re: Powered Cabinet or Combo Amp for Output od HD400?
There are definite benefits of running the POD HD through a Full Range Flat Response (FRFR) speaker. A combo amp will impart its own tonal character to the modelled sound via its tone stack and the speaker being used. If you want to get accurate modelled amp tones from the POD HD then a powered PA speaker is the best option. It's the same as going direct to the FOH in a performance situation where a guitarist will route the POD directly to the FOH PA.
I have gigged with a POD going direct to the PA and it sounds great.
Give it a try for yourself and you'll hear what I mean. You'll get a faithful reproduction of the modelled amp tone at any volume.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2013 5:45 AM (in response to Crusty_Old_Rocker)Re: Powered Cabinet or Combo Amp for Output od HD400?
Here are the options that I am aware of in front of me:
Used Tech 21 PE 60 for $200
Used Line 6 Spider IV 30 for $90
Or anything such as you mention above.
From searches I found that the Randall options are twice as much used as the Tech 21, and since the T21 gets such great reviews I am not sure it would be worth it for me.
Does the line 6 Spider have a direct pass through that will allow me to play through it without the amp "coloring"?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2013 7:43 AM (in response to hhuffman)Re: Powered Cabinet or Combo Amp for Output od HD400?
While a FRFR speaker will give you the "purest" amplification of the tones, if you prefer the amp form factor the Power Engine is probably the better choice of the two (PE or Spider). The PE has a nicer speaker and could be loud enough for gigging if you didn't want to lug the H&K. You could use the mp3/cd in on the Spider to bypass the preamp but the speaker on the Spider will still color the sound a bit. That said, you will need to tweak the sound no matter what - even through a FRFR - since all speakers sound different - though the FRFR will probably give you the best starting point.