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#1 TheRealZap

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 01:18 PM

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#2 theoptimizers

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 01:24 PM

I think it will be something that makes my Dream Rig obsolete.


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 01:29 PM

they've re-worked the spider amps to include the rest of the parts:

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 01:35 PM

Yep there goes my last hope that they would fix the remaining issues.


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#5 MartinDorr

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 01:45 PM

Life happens ... and is futile.
Enjoy the ride
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Posted 03 January 2014 - 01:50 PM

I think it's a StageSource speaker with amp modeling built in.
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Posted 03 January 2014 - 01:50 PM

I believe it has something to do with the merging of DT and Stagescape monitors.  I think Line 6 is doubling down on the entire FRFR rig......


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 01:55 PM

as long as its not the mobile in, err sonic port err.. mark III mobile gadget....

i think that'd be reinventing the turd though :D


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#9 RIblues

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 02:30 PM

Think of it as a Variax for speakers. Where the Variax guitar can emulate various guitar models with the turn of a knob, maybe this new amp can emulate various kinds of speakers by turning a knob.

 

What if you had an amp where you can emulate any kind of Celestion, Jensen, etc or combinations of them. Maybe you could emulate a 2X12, a half stack or full stack through one 12 inch speaker. Even better, you can combine(blend) various speakers. For example, two V30's and two blackbacks. It would be like having a head unit with almost an infinite number of cabinets.

 

I think the weak link with Line 6 modeling has always been the speaker/cabinet IR's, maybe Line 6 is about to introduce the next generation of IR's.


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 03:29 PM

OK … I'll go out on a limb … I think it will be just a tube amp ….. nothing else, just tube pre and power amp, no efx … what a concept …. I mean … nobody's done that yet … right ???


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 03:51 PM

OK … I'll go out on a limb … I think it will be just a tube amp ….. nothing else, just tube pre and power amp, no efx … what a concept …. I mean … nobody's done that yet … right ???

 

They already did that with the Alchemist line...

 

Uniquely versatile design with inspiring features:
• Two channel All-Tube design, 100% pure valve signal path
• 40 watt, 6L6 Power Amp section, with 20 watt low power mode
• Gold (left) Channel: Gain, Treble, Middle, Bass, Volume knobs plus Clean/Crunch, Bright and
Deep switches
• Mercury (right) Channel: Gain, Treble, Middle, Bass, Volume knobs plus Punch, Bright and Mid
Shift switches
• Built-in Reverb with studio-grade Plate, Hall and Spring options
• Built-in Delay with studio-grade Ducking, Analog and Tape options plus Tap Tempo
• Parallel Effects Loop for external effects units
• Boost for both channels
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Posted 03 January 2014 - 04:07 PM

Well Radatats … I was … ah … er … ahem … making a joke.


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 04:21 PM

duh... uh... sorry... joke recognizer block was disabled to free up DSP...   :lol:


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 08:35 PM

Interesting.  The DT amps are getting harder to find, but that's a weird opening slogan for a tube amp?  "Let there be Loud"... I don't want a loud tube amp, I want a tube amp with TONE... which my DT25 seems to have in spades.  

 

I agree with the stagesource speculation.  


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#15 floyd25

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 02:29 AM

Yes, stagescape direction sounds reasonable. Wouldn't be a bad thing to have FRFR considering the acoustic models of variax needing such thing. I really just hope that they will have pre and post tube sections included. I'm pretty sure it will also have line6 link and will be compatible with the existing PODs when they get a firmware update. They wouldn't completely renew the whole dreamrig leaving existing POD owners out.
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Posted 08 January 2014 - 02:47 PM

What I infer from the video is that there are two "entities" and the ability to blend between them.  The first part of the video shows something like a Stagescape casing with a division between the left side (with red styling) and the right side (with grey styling).  Maybe this is symbolism for a wet and dry version of a guitar signal or sound.  The remainder of the video hovers around that big knob that has a volume indicator on one side and a blend indicator on the other.  Looks like pushing in the knob enables blending the wet and dry signals?  Now if I could just figure out what is being blended!


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 07:17 PM

The size of the Blend knob is so large it makes me think the blend feature is the key feature of the device but I can't think of any kind of blending in a guitar amp device that would warrant such prominence.

I'll be happy to be wrong about the significance once it is revealed but right now I'm nonplussed.
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#18 RPascarella

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 08:08 AM

Might be a cheesy idea, but could this be a Stagescape-based amp with two channels, where each channel could be a separate modeled amp with its own speaker, but with the ability to blend the two together in stereo?

 

After a quick search, I didn't see any new patent disclosures from Line 6, so I'm thinking whatever this is, it likely isn't something far beyond what they already have technology-wise.

 

If you look at what we have today in the dream rig, we have a fully stereo signal in the HD500 with two separate amps, and we have the ability to connect multiple DTxx's or StageSource amps to achieve stereo.  Maybe this is a way to reduce the load down to a single amp to carry around.  Might also eliminate the latency in switching between different topologies, since each side would already be configured up front.


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Posted 09 January 2014 - 07:27 PM

I think it's a blend between FRFR and regular amp. So you can use it for acoustics, vocals, or guitars.
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Posted 10 January 2014 - 05:16 PM

I think it's a blend between FRFR and regular amp. So you can use it for acoustics, vocals, or guitars.


That makes sense... A FRFR speaker and a guitar speaker in the same cab, with the ability to blend the output from both... Would be pretty useful for you JTV guys, no?
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