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Best Answer Floodmusic , 06 July 2013 - 11:23 AM

The Bean and the Pro are the same processor, so there's really no difference in the sounds you can get from them. The Pro does give you the effects loop which may or may not matter to you, and it gives additional I/O options, including a Variax VDI input. So it really depends on what form factor you like, and what ins and outs you need.


Thanks for that, I guess as I don't know what any of these things are I don't need em. You have helped me make up my mind which I thank you for.
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#1 Floodmusic

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 08:37 AM

Dear all, has anyone had a pod kidney XP just cease to light up like mine did two nights ago? I purchased a new PSU thinking that must be the problem but no, still dead as a Dodo. My unit is about 5 or 6 years old I guess so am asking those who may know if it could be the Lithium battery that may have failed thus causing this black out? I am happy to replace for a new unit if the cost is of a new battery is over £50 - £60 as a new HD model is only £255. You quick response would be most appreciated as I need to resolve this problem quick smart.

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 10:03 AM

There isn't any sort of battery in the PODxt or any of the PODs, for that matter. All the memory in these units is EPROM based, so there's no need for a battery. So something else is causing your unit to not power up.


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 10:46 AM

There isn't any sort of battery in the PODxt or any of the PODs, for that matter. All the memory in these units is EPROM based, so there's no need for a battery. So something else is causing your unit to not power up.


Oh OK thanks for the heads up. Strange indeed. I guess a new unit is called for alas. Just out of interest would you recommend the HD Pro over the HD bean? I just home record not gig but killer sounds are very important to me. I read somewhere that the presets in the pro are pretty naff which put me off a bit as I rely on presets to get my sounds started then tweak to suit. Any advice would be welcom.
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Posted 06 July 2013 - 11:16 AM

The Bean and the Pro are the same processor, so there's really no difference in the sounds you can get from them. The Pro does give you the effects loop which may or may not matter to you, and it gives additional I/O options, including a Variax VDI input. So it really depends on what form factor you like, and what ins and outs you need.


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 11:23 AM   Best Answer

The Bean and the Pro are the same processor, so there's really no difference in the sounds you can get from them. The Pro does give you the effects loop which may or may not matter to you, and it gives additional I/O options, including a Variax VDI input. So it really depends on what form factor you like, and what ins and outs you need.


Thanks for that, I guess as I don't know what any of these things are I don't need em. You have helped me make up my mind which I thank you for.
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Posted 06 July 2013 - 11:36 AM

Thanks for that, I guess as I don't know what any of these things are I don't need em. You have helped me make up my mind which I thank you for.
Trev


Sorry one last question as since the XT things have moved on a bit. Is it right that if you connect the HD bean to PC you can edit sound on your screen rather than use the LED display on the unit, is this riight?
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Posted 06 July 2013 - 12:24 PM

There isn't any sort of battery in the PODxt or any of the PODs, for that matter. All the memory in these units is EPROM based, so there's no need for a battery. So something else is causing your unit to not power up.

2.0 = battery

 

 

Sorry one last question as since the XT things have moved on a bit. Is it right that if you connect the HD bean to PC you can edit sound on your screen rather than use the LED display on the unit, is this riight?
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all the pods have an editor 

 

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 04:43 AM

Just for the record, when you replaced you PSU, did you use an official Line6 PSU?

 

The reason I ask is the PSU for the PODxt outputs 9V AC, many times people purchase a PSU that outputs 9V DC.


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