Spaceati turned my religious beliefs on to an AVR and I have had one ever since. I never plug my Line 6 Hybrid stuff (DT25 and SV212MKII) into anything but my AVR. I am converted (pun intended) .... and I have never had any problems. I live in a remote rural area and the power fluctuates like a yo yo. I can see that by the incoming indicator on the AVR so I am glad I have one. Considering the cost of these DT's, an AVR is "appropriate insurance" imho.
Why? Why? Why? I don't have an AVR on my Mac. Mac works fine. I don't have an AVR on my Zoom. Zoom works fine. Don't have an AVR on my Two Rock. Two Rock works fine. Don't have an AVR on any digital, analog, mobile/portable/stationary, hybrid or homogeneous gear I own and all of it works fine every single time EXCEPT my DT50/HD500/JTV69 aka Dream Rig.
What gets my hackles up in this conversation is everyone has a "Fix" that you have to purchase to make this "Flagship" gear work! Why is this ok? I recently purchased the biggest and baddest Mac one can get. I would be really pissed off to learn that I have to purchase some other piece of gear to get the F'ing thing to turn on!
Who would purchase a "top of the line" anything only to find out that you have to purchase something else to make it work right? Again…Why is this ok?
For me, It's Not Ok!
The gear is not that expensive. I've paid more for a single guitar than my entire Dream Rig. But because this gear is not as expensive as some other gear, does't relieve Line 6 of the obligation to provide working gear. It is unconscionable that there are so many users who are reporting the same issue and there is no remedy, no answers, no input offered by Line 6 other than "open a support ticket".
When the gear is working, it is amazing! I am ready to purchase 2 L2t's to take my rig over the top. But I won't because so far, this Dream Rig has proven to be completely unreliable and why would I want to muddy already murky waters?
I so want to be a Line 6 fan. I want to slap these boutique amp fanboys in the face with my Line 6 gear. The same gear that these fanboys have written off as "Lame" "Cheap Chinese made Crap" I want to crank it up, drop the Variax into a DADGAD turning with a the simple turn of the knob and break into Kasmir and then click a button and head into a beautiful version of the Rain Song on an acoustic 12 string leaving my fanboys with their jaws hanging open!
That's hard to do when this junk won't turn on! And NO…I don't want to have to run to Radio Shack looking for AVR to get it to work either!
but that's just me….