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#1 ethyl80

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 01:13 PM

Anyone try one yet? I have no interest in it being Pod X3 technology, but anyone try one going in to the Aux input from the HD500 headphone out?

 

At $400, the 75watt might be a good solution for jam-along and home use, but with the only stereo input being 1/8" I'm not sure about any loss in quality.

 

I mean, it's a more verstaile rig than a $200 set of studio monitors....


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 01:21 PM

i'd rather get studio monitors, and avoid all the bluetooth nonsense. I'd be surprised if the bluetooth didn't add latency, compression artifacts, noise and security issues. I don't want my speakers all pushed together into a little box, I want a proper stereo field. 


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 01:28 PM

I also don't like that low-res photo of the hipster with the longboard.


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#4 spikey

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 03:45 PM

So anyone tried the iPad with speakers yet?  :P


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 03:55 PM

I'm getting one for this very purpose. I have mine on preorder and will report back as soon as I receive it and try it. I'm going to use a dual 1/4" to stereo 1/8" and run from the L/R 1/4" to the Aux In.


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Posted 22 April 2014 - 05:42 PM

Hello.  It's three months from the last post to this thread....

 

Any updates on this?  I *just* had this same idea about 3 minutes ago, Googled and landed here.

 

I had an Amplifi 150 for a while, then learned about the HD500.  I traded the Amplifi for an HD500x.  Then bought a week later got a JTV and DT25 (yeah, Dream Rig).  The DT25 seems to be a bit more of a power house than I (or my neighbors) need.  I'm wondering too if the HD500x and Amplifi would be a good match cabled like RNRage mentioned.

 

I want the DT25 to do the dry and something for wet effects.  Looks like the way to do this right is a mixer and another set of speakers, which I have and am trying to get away from.  The Amplifi does this already.

 

<a few minutes pass and some nicotine is inhaled>

 

Okay.  This just got complex.  My last sentence above doesn't pertain.  That wouldn't be the right way to connect the two.  The amp should still be connected as an amp probably via FX Send from HD to guitar input of Amplifi and for stereo come out of HD from ____ to Amplifi's AUX in for stereo/wet.  And the iPad gets involved again.

 

Someone please jump in here and straighten me out. :-)

 

My "Dream Amp" would be adding the stereo functionality (mids and tweets) to the DT25.  No bluetooth, matching, etc.

 

I just about deleted this post, and I should because I don't want to create any confusion, but I'm curious where this conversation may go....

 

 - Tony


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#7 drkssrivatsan

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 02:34 PM

can we use the amplify with pod hd 500


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Posted 09 July 2014 - 03:43 PM

Connected as RNrage said, using a two 1/4" TS (mono) to single 1/8" TRS (stereo) cable, 1/4" outs from the POD to 1/8" AUX IN on the Amplifi.  Here's the one I use:

 

http://www.sweetwate...e/detail/CMP159

 

Doing this is just using the Amplifi as a FRFR speaker, bypassing the affects and other features of the Amplifi.  Oh, the 1/4" switch by the pedal should be set to Line and I'm using Studio/Direct output mode.

 

It sounds great to me.  I can distinctly hear two amps on a dual amp patch.

 

I'm toying with getting a 2nd Amplifi.


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Posted 06 August 2014 - 06:11 PM

Connected as RNrage said, using a two 1/4" TS (mono) to single 1/8" TRS (stereo) cable, 1/4" outs from the POD to 1/8" AUX IN on the Amplifi.  Here's the one I use:

http://www.sweetwate...e/detail/CMP159

Doing this is just using the Amplifi as a FRFR speaker, bypassing the affects and other features of the Amplifi.  Oh, the 1/4" switch by the pedal should be set to Line and I'm using Studio/Direct output mode.

It sounds great to me.  I can distinctly hear two amps on a dual amp patch.

I'm toying with getting a 2nd Amplifi.

you still digging this setup?  any issues crop up? would you recommend this?


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Posted 07 August 2014 - 07:50 AM

you still digging this setup?  any issues crop up? would you recommend this?

 

Yep!  I did get a 2nd, so I have two which is great for dual amp / dual tones.  I have them sitting on the floor too, which works well since the mids and tweets are aimed upwards and I can feel the bass in the carpet from the two 12" speakers.  And it looks good in the living room.  The Amplifis are quite the conversation piece!

 

I've tried numerous times to like the Amplifi and use as intended (marketed) but I just can't handle the interface, iPad and Bluetooth stuff.  Maybe I have too much other Bluetooth, Wifi, 5 handsets on my land line, etc. going on in the house.  Plus I seem to be touch screen challenged -- sensitivity and accuracy.  And the app drives me nuts, I feel like I'm always poking at the screen way to much to get to or do what I want.  It probably doesn't help I'm an I.T. guy and am used to rock solid Unix/Linux servers and managing them from a command line.  I also get frustrated with the limitation of Bluetooth in general.

 

If I had it to do all over again, two L2t Stage Srouces (HD500x to those via L6Link) and the Amplifi FX100 pedal board version plugged in L/R into the mixer of the L2t's.  Or perhaps the Fx100 (headphone out?) into the MP3 in on the HD500x?  Yes, that would awesome.  If money was no object, they'd be two DT25's in the chain also.

 

To answer your question more directly - yes I'm digging it, no issues and would recommend.  Using the Amplifis as full range speakers to the HD500x sound great.  The other alternative see a lot of is using studio monitors, which most are near field and have a sweet spot to get the best sound.  I want my whole living room to sound sweet and be able to wander around the room with my guitar and have great sound anywhere.

 

I'll post a couple of pics one these days in the Lounge forum.


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Posted 07 August 2014 - 08:09 AM

I will be picking up an Ampiifi with the sole purpose of it being a back monitor onstage for those crappy club monitor system moments.  Also having the blu tooth capability also works well at band rehearsals.


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Posted 07 August 2014 - 02:51 PM

Let me know if you get a good sound with the Amplifi and the pod my sound sucks ! Makes me wanna sell my Amplifi
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Posted 07 August 2014 - 02:58 PM

Let me know if you get a good sound with the Amplifi and the pod my sound sucks ! Makes me wanna sell my Amplifi

 

I'm using Studio/Direct output mode and full amp models on the POD, going 1/4" line out into the AUX IN of the Amplifi....how do you have it setup?


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Posted 07 August 2014 - 10:27 PM

I'm using Studio/Direct output mode and full amp models on the POD, going 1/4" line out into the AUX IN of the Amplifi....how do you have it setup?

I Tried that but i kept getting this crunchy crackle sound :(


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Posted 11 August 2014 - 11:25 AM

Check this thread out:

 

http://line6.com/sup...ifi-with-hd500/


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