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  1. roscoe5

    Helix with poweramp and 2x12

    The 50W Fryette Power Station PS-2 is the best amp with Helix and my Mesa 212 I have tried. I nearly drove myself (and probably others on this forum) crazy trying different things. The Fryette is neutral and you can run Helix full amp models with it. I even made some IR’s from the Fryette and Mesa to run to headphones for silent practice or tweaking tones true to my live rig.
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    Helix and computer speakers

    So I recently moved and just got around to setting up the home office. With everything still in boxes and stacked up, my old Klipsch THX 2.1 computer speakers were on top and accessible. So I grabbed the box off hooked them up. I haven't had these out of the box in a few years and forgot how good they sounded for just music playback and gaming. Helix 2.80 update came out and I couldn't wait to jam. So i just plugged Helix phones out to the stereo line in on the Klipsch's. I was blown away with how it sounded through these little guys! Smooth, even, no harsh highs, good bass from the sub. https://www.klipsch.com/products/klipsch-promedia-2-1-thx-certified-computer-speaker From the specs, they are 100W continuous and 200W peak combined. Pretty sure it's an analog power amp and no fancy DSP or anything. Just good analog design. I wouldn't necessarily crank them all the way up due to the transients and peaks of live guitar/bass/instruments, but I had it up pretty loud. I did have to use an isolating power strip to address ground hum/buzz since the speakers were connected to the computer and I was connecting Helix to the line in. I have two Powercab 112+'s, JBL Eon 515xt's, Tannoy Reveal 802 studio monitors, Fryette PS2 & Mesa cabs, etc. and love them all. I have to say, these Klipsch computer speakers were surprisingly pleasant to play Helix through. So for someone just wanting a simple desk setup without going full blown studio monitors, the $124 Klipsch 2.1 rig makes for a nice Helix/modeler-friendly bedroom setup. The IK iLoud Micro Monitors look intriguing as well and at $299 may be a step up, but no sub. https://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/iloudmm/?pkey=iloud-micro-monitor
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    Stereo rig options for Helix

    Yeah you can do that with two PC112s. Bit more wiring and another trip for load in. Larger footprint, unless you stack them. I'm not super serious about getting a PC212, but had it been out when I picked up the PC112's, I probably would have gone dor the PC212,
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    Stereo rig options for Helix

    Reading through the Powercab 212 Plus manual, I see a couple of things that are intriguing: PC212+ has neodymium magnets and only 12 lbs heavier than PC112+, which has ceramic magnets and is 35 lbs. 47 lbs is still in the one hand grab and go ballpark, for me anyway. PC212+ allows you to have a different speaker/mic/IR per side. I love V30s and Greenbacks mixed in a cab, like the Bogner Ubercab. There may be a little more processing under the hood than just the "PC112+ brain". I've been a 212 player for a long time with my Mesa cab. I might be inclined to sell my two PC112+'s and buy a PC212+. That would make a heck of a wet/dry half stack rig with my Mesa 212 and Fryette PS2, even if it never left the house ;)
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    Firmware v2.00 Update Failing

    Well, I didn't end up contacting support. I was able to update successfully with my wife's laptop with only Line 6 updater installed. Must be an issue with USB on my Alienware X51 R2. Funny that my Helix 2.80 update went fine amd not the Powercab
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    Firmware v2.00 Update Failing

    Okay will do
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    Firmware v2.00 Update Failing

    I just tried to update my Powercab 112+ to v2.0 through Line 6 Updater v1.17 and it failed with an error and some instructions to turn the Powercab off, connect the USB, and try again. The Powercab display was frozen showing "Select/Connect USB". Updater would not see the Powercab again unless I restarted the computer. I tried different USB ports, but no success. I had just updated Helix to 2.80 with the same USB cable in the same computer port successfully on the first try.
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    The "Show your HX Effects pedalboard" thread

    This may be my future pedalboard :) This Temple Pedalboard system looks great for Helix. This guy's Temple Helix board is ome of the best I've seen for full size Helix floor. https://youtu.be/9iDVPobGzEg
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    Any IR requests?

    Hmm, maybe. I think there is a Supro cab in AT4. Not sure if its based on the 6x9 speaker or what.
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    This whole separate preamp and power amp thing.

    There are some great separate rack preamps and power amps from Marshall, Mesa, Engl, VHT/Fryette, etc. It would make sense to model them separately as new models. How about a Helix "Rack 'em up" update ;)
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    Any IR requests?

    I use voxengo deconvolver with FL Studio.
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    Any IR requests?

    I have created a couple of IR's of that Marshall Check v30/JC AT4 cab in your project, each with a slightly different processing method. There is only a very subtle difference between the two. These are not post-processed, so use the high & low cuts on the Helix IR block to taste. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ftiur0lh7rxyyih/AACSmDx4kZgaToFBxPGEsDnJa?dl=0
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    Bass Rig 4CM Issue

    Same here. Just Helix into the effects return of my Mesa Walkabout or M9. Life was simple amd sounded great.
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    Powercab plus or ASC 10?

    Powercab also has the LF Raw mode with the HF driver off and no EQ. Its basically like running a traditional guitar cab with a good transparent solid state amp. I have two Powercabs and love LF Raw mode. They are surprisingly good traditional guitar speakers as well as FRFR. I actually like them better than my Mesa Recto 212 V30 cab + SS amp with Helix. Just another versatility option you get with the Powercabs. Never tried the ASM's though.
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    Any IR requests?

    You could send me Helix preset(s) you'll be using this with too.
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