Not to state the obvious, but it's pretty easy to find a used X3L. Problem solved.
Well, Problem not solved.
Of course I could buy one used...
Here is my map for re-intergating Pod X3 Live along side current generation Line 6 Pod offerings.
1. Discontinue HD300- This is a money leak and only functions as a gateway for upgrading to HD 400/500
2. Replace the HD300 with the original X3 Live.- Refit X3 Live into current gen external build quality, Keeping all I/O options as original X3 Live. Price at HD300 price-point.
3. Discontinue HD400- The effects loop problem is VERY BAD.
4. Keep HD500 & HD Pro.
5. I believe that Line 6 had it right with the X3 Live, More right than they may want to admit.
Hd modelling is fine, great in fact but as stated above- at this stage, unless you've got it intergrated with the bogner DT amps to give "voice" to the personality of the models it just sounds exactly the same.
Case in point; The reason I say the algorythms are flawed- "HUM"--Really?? C'Mon!! This alone PROVES that the algorythm is deeply flawed and in essence most likely the very reason why all the amp models sound the same.
the modeling is so deep that in factwhat is mostley being emulated IS NOISE.
We Dont Want Hum, thats why We buy Pods.
Whatever was going on in the X3 gen. was truley great, stopping and hovering just above Total realistic sounds. It had all of the clarity and depth and Punch without introducing levels of complexity that actually negate the point of using a modeler.
My Point here is. The X3 Live was far greater than acknowledged and deserves continued life just as is.
The code is there, the machine designs are there. Why Not?