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  1. If you're using HX Stomp and want a great sound at home, you should use a powered PA speaker and use the amp modelling in Stomp. If you're feeding a modelled sound into a regular guitar amp, the sound may well be 'crappy'. The PowerCab is a great option, but quite pricey. I have used the HX Stomp though one of these and if the modelled sound in the Stomp is set up well, they sound great: https://www.gear4music.com/Guitar-and-Bass/HeadRush-FRFR-108-2000W-Full-Range-Powered-1x8-Speaker/2T2A I know 2000 watts sounds OTT, but they're relatively inexpensive and sound good a lower volume.
  2. I was one of the 'early adopters' of the StageSource set up and still use it regularly. You will always find nay-sayers (usually at gigs!) telling you how unreliable they are and how getting support from Line 6 is impossible, but my attitude is this; the system sounds amazing, I have never been let down by it and the recordings done on it are brilliant.
  3. Easiest way is to create a playlist on your phone/iPad and connect to the mini-jack input. The media player feature on the M20D is very basic and a bit quirky.
  4. ukphonebook

    Line 6 Helix

    I'm totally with you on this one having been through the same loop (though the other way around). I bought the Helix when it first came out and just used it as a multi-effects box. Then I bought a couple of L2t powered speakers and started using the amp sims on it. It was pretty good...certainly good enough for a live gig, but side by side with my hand wired AC-15 and analogue effects it sounded kind of fake. Distortions have an unpleasant edge and clean tones are a bit clinical. So I was really intrigued by the reviews of the KPA and took the plunge buying the remote at the same time. First amp I modelled was my AC-15 and it was mind-blowing how close it was so I became a Kemper convert. Problem is, used for recording, the KPA is unbeatable, but as soon as I do the side-by-side thing again...same problem. The moral of this tale...for me anyway...is that I now use real tubes (valves) and analogue effects for live and the KPA for recordings. I sense an imminent ebay appointment for the Helix.
  5. I have a different, but related question: My rig is 2 L3t, 2 L3s, 2 L2t (used as monitors) and the M20d. My question is, do the feedback suppression buttons on the speakers make any difference when running the rig using the M20d or are these bypassed in favour of the FBS built into the M20d? Also, one slightly unrelated question: I thought the units were supposed to automatically configure themselves as monitors when laid on their side. My L2t don't do this and I have to set them to monitor mode manually. Is this a fault?
  6. Some interesting posts both positive and negative. My thoughts... I'm a gadget freak so when I saw this amp I thought,'got to have one'. I was going to get the 150 - being led by the usual Line 6 hyperbole about it being a real gigging amp etc. - but instead went for the 75 as I had just got rid of my Yamaha THR10 (about which I also believed the marketing boasts!) and thought it would at least make a good practice amp with the bonus of the built-in music player. I dutifully downloaded the app, updated the firmware, plugged in and...pleasantly surprised. Good, usable clean tones and the app seemed to respond well. Simple to connect and once you get the way the volume/level balance works, plenty loud enough for a home amp. But as a gigging amp, I don't think so. First off, 75 tranny watts are definitiely NOT 75 tube watts and my AC15 would have the Line 6 cowering in a corner. I also would advise any potential buyer not to expect tube-like tones. You will get Line 6's versions of tube tones, but as we all know, these are approximations at best. However, I stuck a Shure SM57 in front of it, recorded a few pieces using the Amplifi and the Vox and I have to say, most of the people I asked were pretty evenly split about which they thought was the true tube amp and the modeled versions. Not sure if that says more about the people I know or the amps, buy there ya go! So, trying to get things into perspective, my hand-wired Vox AC15 cost me £800 ($1200) and has one - possibly two - amazing, very loud sounds. The Amplifi 75 cost me £250 ($375) and has an almost infinite range of sounds, virtually every stomp box you can imagine, is plenty loud enough for home use, has a decent built-in music player, works with my FBV foot pedal and looks pretty cool too. Not for everyone, but does what it does very well indeed.
  7. Some interesting posts both positive and negative. My thoughts... I'm a gadget freak so when I saw this amp I thought,'got to have one'. I was going to get the 150 - being led by the usual Line 6 hyperbole about it being a real gigging amp etc. - but instead went for the 75 as I had just got rid of my Yamaha THR10 (about which I also believed the marketing boasts!) and thought it would at least make a good practice amp with the bonus of the built-in music player. I dutifully downloaded the app, updated the firmware, plugged in and...pleasantly surprised. Good, usable clean tones and the app seemed to respond well. Simple to connect and once you get the way the volume/level balance works, plenty loud enough for a home amp. But as a gigging amp, I don't think so. First off, 75 tranny watts are definitiely NOT 75 tube watts and my AC15 would have the Line 6 cowering in a corner. I also would advise any potential buyer not to expect tube-like tones. You will get Line 6's versions of tube tones, but as we all know, these are approximations at best. However, I stuck a Shure SM57 in front of it, recorded a few pieces using the Amplifi and the Vox and I have to say, most of the people I asked were pretty evenly split about which they thought was the true tube amp and the modeled versions. Not sure if that says more about the people I know or the amps, buy there ya go! So, trying to get things into perspective, my hand-wired Vox AC15 cost me £800 ($1200) and has one - possibly two - amazing, very loud sounds. The Amplifi 75 cost me £250 ($375) and has an almost infinite range of sounds, virtually every stomp box you can imagine, is plenty loud enough for home use, has a decent built-in music player, works with my FBV foot pedal and looks pretty cool too. Not for everyone, but does what it does very well indeed.
  8. Thank you Gear Head and Uber Guru. I have updated the firmware on all my devices and now understand how to route the output and mute the unwanted amp (I should read the manual more carefully!). All working great now...except: When I switch everything on, the L3t boots in Electric Guitar speaker mode (when vertical). If I switch to an acoustic guitar patch where I saved the patch with the L3t in Acoustic Guitar speaker mode, it doesn't change the speaker mode. I can switch the speaker mode manually to the correct mode and it stays in that mode regardless of which patch I choose on the HD500X. This is generally not a problem as I tend to route any electric guitar through the DT25, but I had planned for small gigs to just put everything through the L3t so would need it to switch speaker mode along with the patch change. Am I still missing something?
  9. Can anyone tell me the best way to route a patch so that it bypasses either the DT25 or the L3t? I want to set up patches so that I can get a great electric tone solely through the DT25 on one patch and then a great acoustic tone routed solely through the L3t on the adjacent patch. I have sort of achieved it by using a dual path set up and reducing/increasing the volume on each path to zero/maximum. The above works ok, but the L3t speaker mode does not seem to be saved with the patch and I wondered if there was a better way.
  10. I must be doing something wrong as It doesn't work for me. I'm using an HD500X into a DT25 and then into an L3t I have a two-path signal chain set up with an electric guitar set up on Amp A and acoustic on Amp B. I have the Pod L6 routing to send Amp A to the DT25 and Amp B to the L3t. The patch was then copied to a second location. On one I set the Amp A volume to max and Amp B volume to zero. On the other patch I reverse this so switching between the two patches routes my electric tone through the DT25 and the acoustic tone through the L3t. Problem is, when I swap patches, the L3t switches to Electric Guitar mode and doesn't switch back when I go back to the Acoustic tone. Any idea where I'm going wrong?
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