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    Line 6 Table Top into DT25 (Amazing)

    But this leads to a question now. By using the Amplifi Table Top hooked up this way, is it possible to STILL use analog external pedals. If so, where do they go, before or after the Table Top? I tried hooking up a pedal board IN FRONT of the Table Top and I couldn't tell how it sounded, it was after reheasal was over and the kids were hammering on the drumms and guitars. Too noisey. I couldn't even think!! Thoughts??
  2. Hi all, Can anyone explain what I just observed at my son's rehearsal earlier today. During the break, I plugged my Amplifi Table Top into the DT25 a slightly different way that I've never done before. This time I bypassed the DT25 preamp and used just the power section of the amp. I did this by connecting the 1/4" LEFT OUT of the Table Top into the DT25 RETURN. Nothing was plugged into the amp SEND and the guitar was plugged into the Table Top. Nothing was plugged into the DT25 INPUT. So, effectively, the Line 6 Table Top took over complete control. The cabinet was a Carvin 2x12 with GT12's. The sound was amazing. We never heard the amp models better including when the HD500X was hooked up to the DT25 using the Link. Why was the Table Top so clean into the amp? There was no noise at all and the fattest distortion amps all sounded prefect. The Marshall tones also sounded great. So, why does it sound so good into the DT25 and why does it sound so much better than other tube amps that I have connected the same way?
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    Powered Speakers for Amplifi

    I posted a similar question in the Firehawk forum but I think it works here as well. Ok. here's the deal. I love what the FH1500 can do, but I don't really like the price tag too much. So I'm looking for alternatives to the FH1500. Many people seem happy with the results from powered speakers that are popular with DJ's. I currently have the Amplifi Table Top. It's great but I use it almost only as a headphone amp because that's how it sounds best. I think a big reason is the flat response full range and most importantly the headphones are in stereo. So, if you happen to have a Firehawk FX pedal or and Amplifi device and wanted to power amp it, what would sound better, the Firehawk FX pedal/Amplifi plugged into TWO really good quality PA speakers in stereo OR the Firehawk 1500 configuration? I'm speaking in general terms for the moment. I'm thinking any of the good quality Mackie, JBL, QSC or others in a 12" design. How would that do in stereo vs the 1500? I personally am looking for the best way to make the digital sound of the Firehawk or Amplifi sound more lively and give it more texture and not sound so flat. I think that comes from the stereo effect. Thanks for your thoughts.
  4. Ok. here's the deal. I love what the FH1500 can do, but I don't really like the price tag too much. So I'm looking for alternatives to the FH1500. Many people seem happy with the results from powered speakers that are popular with DJ's. So, if you happen to have a Firehawk FX pedal and wanted to power amp it, what would sound better, the Firehawk FX pedal plugged into two really good quality PA speakers in stereo OR the Firehawk 1500? I'm speaking in general terms for the moment. I'm thinking any of the good quality Mackie, JBL, QSC or others in a 12" design. How would that do in stereo vs the 1500? I personally am looking for the best way to make the digital sound of the Firehawk or Amplifi sound more lively and give it more texture and not sound so flat. I think that comes from the stereo effect. Thanks for your thoughts.
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    Vocals into the Firehawk?

    Does anyone else have experience running vocals into the FH1500? How are you doing it and how does it sound? Overall, I'm leaning towards the FH1500 over the L2t/L3t option. This is mostly because I can end up with effectively three amplifiers (e. gutar/a. guitar and bass). I can then thin the hurd at home and this will make the wify happy (I just wont tell her how much I paid!!) I assume you get the vocal sounds into the FH1500 via the left/right monitor XLR inputs. Is this correct? Thanks for the help.
  6. Hi all, This may be a stipid post and really obvious to you all, but I'll say it anyway....Also, this has been said before, so it's nothing new, but I'll say it anyway....It's kind of important!! If you play your Amplifi device into a guitar amp, I have found the best sound comes when you turn off Speaker Cabinet Modeling. Select "No Cabinet". This will make it sound very thin when played through headphones, but when played into a guitar amp, it sounds significantly better. This is particularly noticable on distroted amps and settings. Clean tones are almost always good anyway you do it. Also, in terms of hooking up the Amplifi device to an amp, I'm have traditioanlly plugged my Table Top into the effects loop of the amp. This has worked well, bit I'm starting to think the better way is to bypass the internal amp controls completly and use the RETURN side only. I tested this out with a solid state Marshall amp last night and I think it sounded the best. The down side to doing that is that your amp is completly bypassed and the Line 6 controlls 100% of the show, whereas if you have the Amplifi device in the effects loop (traditioan way maybe) you can use the Amplifi AND the amps internal controls.I think it really depends on the amp you are using and the quality of speaker cabinet (not a model, but a real speaker). For this reason, it's best to know the different ways to connect the Amplifi device to an amp (in front of an amp, in the amp's effects loop and bypass the internal amp's controls). The bypass method is done like this: Amplifi LEFT/MONO OUT --> into Amp Effects Loop RETURN (SEND is NOT USED). Then plug a dummy 1/4" into the Amp's guitar INPUT (6" patch cable works great). Nothing is connected to the other end! You guitar is plugged into the Amplifi guitar INPUT. Good luck!!!
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    Flextone III re-speakered to optimize for modeling

    Hi all, Here's an update. I was able to get the Table Top correctly hooked up to the Flextone III and I cannot honestly say is was significantly better than the Flextone by itself. I think there were some tones that were slightly clearer, but it was not a WOW moment of clarity. The acoustic guitar using "no amp" didn't work at all and when I selected a piezzo amp, it did make sound, but it was not good. I don't think it was a good relationship. Also, the BT streaming music files sounded ok at best. So, this is still cool to know I can do it and I have another amp I can use with modeling and streaming.
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    Flextone III re-speakered to optimize for modeling

    Ahh! That's a good point about removing the Cab modeling. But this brings up a question. I assume you mean to remove the Cab model from the Amplifi device. Here's the reason I was asking... I'd like to see if I can put together a poor-mans version of the Firehawk 1500 (without the stereo feature). I'd like to be able to play my acoustic guitar (uning "no amp") and it sound as good as it would through a PA. The Amplifi TT would give me delay, chorus, veverb... I'd also like to be able to play music tracks through the Flextone III speaker (through the Amplifi BT connection). So this is why I was looking for a re-speaker FRFR option. BUT, if that also involves getting a crossover and messing around with a lot of electronics, then forgetaboutit! Thoughts?
  9. Hello, ejones1989 recently started a post about the Hd500 And Flextone Iii and this got me thinking and fiddling around with my Amplifi Table Top. I got it working and it sounds pretty good, but... Has anyone re-speakered any of their cabinets to a FRFR speaker that might be better optimized for modeling tones? If so, what speaker can you recommend? It migth be worth investing a few bugs into the old Flextone III and drop a new speaker in there and give it a new life. Thoughts?
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    Hd500 And Flextone Iii

    I GOT IT!!! So last night I tried it out. Well actually I tried this out with my Line 6 Table Top (Amplifi). The HD500 is at the studio. So, it worked but the volume was super low and I had to crank the Table Top volume way up to hear it. Something wasn't right.... So this morning I saw your post, radatas, and I saw what I was doing wrong. Now it sounds clear without a high volum setting. I could not really try this out too much because some of my family were still in bed, but I could detect a different in the tone. Now this leads to a question... Is the speaker that's in the Flextone III sort of a Flat Response speaker? Is this why it sounds pretty good with the digital modeler (itself, the Table Top or an HD500)? Thanks!!!
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    Hd500 And Flextone Iii

    But what amp settings do you set the Flextone to in order to get great sound using the HD500? I have two Flextone amps (1x12 and the 2x12). Both have an effects loop. But what amp model should I set the Flextone to and then be able to use the HD500 to control the show? I don't get that. Haha. Great post!!! Thx!
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    DT25 w/HD500X erratic behavior

    Hi. The DT25 has worked out pretty well over the last year. So the band decided to try the HD500X and dump the pedal board. We have been finding the 500x seems to act erratic on stage from gig to gig. One time the thing started hissing really noisy noise (shut it off and back on solved that problem). Another time the volume from one patch to another suddenly went to max volume and blew everyone's ears out. The time before that had a totally different problem. We actually has a used HD500 in the past and had similar problems and sold it thinking it was a bad apple. So we got a new 500x thinking it would help. So far not so much. We didn't even take it out this past weekend. A home I don't use it at high volume and that seems to help it behave for some reason. Also I have had problems in rehearsal with it to but nothing as bad at the shows. It's to the point that we just joke about what "Christine" is going to do tonight. I am using a standard XLR cable from the HD500X to the DT25. The patches are super simple, nothing complex about them. Has anyone experienced weird behavior from your 500x on stage? Any suggestions on how to set up patches better to blend volume from patch to patch? Any thoughts on how to best manage this beast? Thx!!
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    Bluetooth Streaming

    Perfect. That's what I was hoping for!
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    Bluetooth Streaming

    Hi. Can anyone explain how the music bluetooth streaming works with the FH1500? What I mean is this: do you need to have the FH1500 app open on your phone and access the music from the Line 6 app and stream it from there OR can you stream to it from any music app on your phone (like any other BT speaker might work).? Thanks!!
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    Vocals into the Firehawk?

    Spikey (or anyone with direct knowledge/experience here), Are you running a vocal processor into the FH1500 and playing the guitar as well? If so, how are you hooking things up? How does it all sound? I'm still on the fence with the FH1500 vs Amplifi Table Top + L2t sound source. My four main objectives in order are these: 1. Great modeled tone from the Amplifi device. All the amp modeling needs to sound really good (FRFR...) 2. Great sounding acoustic guitar tones plus the ability to add effects like delay, chorus, reverb... 3. At home mp3 party speaker I can Bluetooth stream to it and it sound like a decent stereo sound. 4. Sing through it. Being there is no mic in and eq for this on the FH1500 it will require a PA input. Whereas the L2t is ready to go. I just get the feeling thst the FH1500 will do a better job at the first 3 things on my list over the L2t but that's where I hope you guys could clear up for me. There is an added bonus going with the FH1500 in that I can sell my Table Top and use those funds to put towards the FH1500 and end up with a slight upgrade. Both are expensive options so I need to get it right!
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