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    Anyone selling Helix LT?

    Hi Looking to buy one used in the UK. Anyone looking to move one on? Thanks
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    DT25 Combo firmware upgrade help

    OK, so I bought some MIDI leads and I can confirm that Line6 Monkey 1.78 found my amp - no issues at all with my Presonus Audiobox 22VSL. Therefore if anyone else needs to know the answer, now you do.
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    dumb question - dt 25 1x12 cab

    I think the last one you said makes most sense. It really depends what you are trying to achieve. If you are playing live, I'm not sure that you will hear a lot of cab model difference in the mix with a band. Recorded, yes you will. Line 6 make the power cab (FRFR) for this purpose. You could get rid of the DT and just go guitar > helix > power cab to get the most out of cab modelling.
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    DT25 Combo firmware upgrade help

    Thanks for that. Any other thoughts of there?
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    dumb question - dt 25 1x12 cab

    Hi Bees. An FRFR (full range, flat response) is basically like a hifi speaker - the full audio range (40Hz ish to 20kHz) and a flat frequency response (imagine a graphic equaliser with all the frequency bands set at the centre). The line 6 DT cab is a guitar cab (typically 100 Hz to 18kHz - don't know the actual spec but others here might). Crucially though guitar cabs are never flat response. The speaker and cabinet will be biased towards mids to emphasise the guitar frequencies. This is why when you try playing a acoustic guitar through a guitar cab it normally sounds horrible. Play the acoustic through a PA (basically a FRFR system) it sounds great. The DT amps don't have cab modelling, they have a pre-amp (digital), power amp (valve) and a cab. On the rear of the cab the XLR out is a 'cab- simulated' line out. This means it's a 'one-size-fits-all' output you can send to a PA and it is voiced so it will sound similar to the DT's own cab. Hope this helps.
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    DT25 Combo firmware upgrade help

    Hi All. Now that the Helix 2.8 firmware will run L6 Link to my DT25, I’m thinking ‘bye bye HD500x, Helix here I come’. I understand that I need to check that my DT25 is running firmware 2.0 for things to work properly. It seems that I have to do this using the midi sockets at the back of the amp so I need something that is USB on one end and MIDI on the other. Line6 recommend an M-Audio Uno for this. I don't have one of those but I have one of these and I'm wondering if it will work: https://www.presonus.com/products/audiobox-22vsl I have no midi cables so I'm thinking do I buy a pair of MIDI cables and hope the Presonus works or do I just buy the M-Audio thing? Has anyone tried a firmware using a Presonus? Does anyone know if the midi capabilities I have in the Presonus are suitable? Either way it seems a little frustrating that I have to shell out for £30 of cables just to check if my firmware is the correct one (I'll have no use for either set of cables afterwards). It's there any other way to check? I bought the amp used so have no way of knowing. Thanks
  7. Ive just filled it out. Web link is here for those that haven't seen it: https://bit.ly/2JGVYLh
  8. I would love to see any of these come to reality. I think the easiest thing for them to do is probably number 10. If the now discontinued Variax acoustic and Variax bass models were made available for purchase it would cost them very little and expand the range of all the JTV and Variax standard sales out there. I think a lot of the users of the forums would buy them - come on Line 6, Variax is due a little love.
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    Wanted DT25 combo Mid Sussex UK

    GAK have given me great service (three cheers for Roy) and have collected the amp to send it off for repair. They will then offer me the option for a refund or keep the amp depending on what the tech comes back with...
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    Wanted DT25 combo Mid Sussex UK

    No, I'm afraid not, the printing is unreadable. It's only because I know what the Electro Harmonix logo looks like that I know it's an EH at all... this is is the one that red-plated.
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    Wanted DT25 combo Mid Sussex UK

    Hi. Thanks for the response, and the questions. The EL84s look to be Electro Harmonix EL84EH tubes but the text has worn off them and numbers are unreadable. The other tube is Electro Harmonix 12AX7EH 1305. Serial number on the amp is (21) A913M6145001809. Not it sure how old this makes this amp? If they are the original tubes then a re-tube and bias should certainly be in order. I bought it used from a reputable UK dealer (GAK) and have 14 days return if there are issues. I'm thinking there's no way they will FOC the checks you list above. I'll ask them tomorrow and then return it to them if they won't play ball. I'll let you know how I get on.
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    Wanted DT25 combo Mid Sussex UK

    OK, it's arrived, I've plugged in and this does not look or sound right: The cracks and pops you hear are what I heard. Really loud for the last two seconds hence I stopped recording and switched it off. I'll be in touch with the seller tomorrow to see what they say. Anyone here had this? If it's the valve should I get the seller to pay for re-biasing or if I just go with an Electro-harmonix one is it bias free? I come from 'Mesa-land' where we just buy the right valve and never need to bias. Thanks
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    Wanted DT25 combo Mid Sussex UK

    HD500x and JTV '59 along with a 1983 Fender Flame and a partscaster tele. I have a gig on Friday this week so won't have time to set up all my patches for L6 link with any confidence beforehand. I'll go 4CM for now as the pod is already set up for that. The plan is that the DT25 replaces an ageing Mesa Nomad.
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    Wanted DT25 combo Mid Sussex UK

    The name Middlesex is derived from the old English 'Middle of the Saxon kingdom'. We also have Essex (East Saxon), Wessex (West Saxon) and Sussex (South Saxon). I live in the middle of the South Saxon kingdom., quite different from the south of the Middle Saxon kingdom. Strangely we don't have a Norsex - no-one knows why...
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    Wanted DT25 combo Mid Sussex UK

    GAK to the rescue! £329 for a second hand one, being delivered on Saturday. expect lots of head-scratching and banal questions...
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