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  1. Just scroll through the presets until you find something that's close to the tone you're looking for. Then you can use the tone controls to tweak for the guitar your playing. It's all a matter of taste which is why digital modeling amps are cool- you have a wide variety of tones to experiment with. Good luck!
  2. gtrman100

    XLR outputs

    It could be a ground loop- check the ground lift switch next to the XLR's in both positions and see if it helps. Another thing to try is to plug the Spider into the same wall outlet as your mixer. House wiring can really affect the noise level. Good luck
  3. Wow, touchy touchy! Sorry to offend...
  4. It's probably class D- they're most common these days, use less power and are cheap. No way to know unless you have a schematic or open up the cabinet (which might void the warranty). What difference does it make to you?
  5. Here is the list of amp models, so you can research the amps that are in the ballpark of the tones you're looking for: https://line6.com/support/page/kb/amplifiers/spider-v/spider-v-series-model-list-r839/
  6. No you can’t unless you want to take a line out of the amp, or use the effects send.
  7. What do you mean hook up an external speaker? You mean take the back off the cabinet and attach wire to the speaker terminal? DON'T DO THAT YOU'LL POSSIBLY BLOW UP YOUR AMP! The only Spider V that you can hook up external speakers is the Spider V 240HD. It is meant to work with the external cabinets, none of the others can't. If you mean change the internal speaker to another, I wouldn't. The models are created to sound best with the stock speaker.
  8. The presets are all the same. What is different is the new software version (mkII) adds the classic speaker mode which cuts off the tweeter. The amp sounds more like a typical guitar amp instead of a PA speaker playing a recording of a guitar amp. They redid all the presets so they sound good with the new mode. You can still select the original mode by going into the Cab modeling page and selecting it.
  9. When I updated to MkII, it became readily apparent that the base tones of the presets were more "amp like" which is what I think the vast majority of guitar players expect when they demo an amp for the first time. I got very good tones with the MkI software, but I think if you readjust your presets, you'll find that the tones are markedly improved. I still use the FR software for acoustic tones, and for some more exotic sounds where I want it to be a "mixed" sound. YMMV
  10. 1. Here's the official link: https://line6.com/support/page/kb/amplifiers/spider-v/spider-v-series-model-list-r839/ 2. The Helix models are the latest and most advanced amp modeling algorithms from Line 6. The Spider V algorithms are reworked Pod Farm algorithms. That said, the Pod Farm models were used in many top flight recordings, and still sound good, I would give them a 7. There is no perfect amp for Helix. Front of an amp, into the effects loop, FRFR PA Speaker, Line 6 Powercab, Line 6 DT amps(have a digital connection for Helix), or studio monitors; it depends on how you plan to use the Helix. 3. Digital modelers are option that many find equal or superior to tube amps, others like the dynamics that a tube amp can give. Both have their pluses and minuses. Tube amp are easy to tweak, there aren't that many tonal options, but you have to have the amp that makes the right tone for you, or have several amps. Digital modelers give you an incredible number of ways to build your tone, and since they model most famous amps, you get to find the flavor of amp that you like. Honestly, there is nothing like a cranked tube amp, but today there are not many places to play that loud, so digital amps are a great option. I have a Helix/DT amp setup, and a Spider V 240. The Spider is a great all in one package that sounds great too. 4. The Spider V 240 is the top of the line Spider. Depending on if you gig or not, a 60 or 120 may be plenty loud. The DT amps are Line 6's hybrid digital preamp/ tube power amp amplifier. I have them, they are great. The Powercab is another top of the line option- a PA type speaker that emulates a traditional tube amp and cabinet. Good luck!
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    Go to the Downloads page above, select Spider V 20 as your hardware. Select the operating system of your laptop. Scroll down and you'll find the driver. Install it and you should be good to go.
  12. Wrong forum, this is Spider V forum. But, since you asked- the amp probably isn't repairable. I don't think they sell circuit boards, and it will cost you more to repair it than to buy a used one.
  13. There are no parameters to adjust in classic mode since there are no cabinet models. Use the effects models to affect your tone.
  14. You can restore the original presets by doing a Factory Reset (hold down the Home button, scroll down to Factory Reset) If you haven't yet, you should do a software download of the new Mk.II software. Just use Spider Edit PC/Mac software to download the new version. Don't forget to backup your current presets before doing the Factory Reset and/or Mk.II update.
  15. They don't. You'd have to plug into the front of the amp.
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