bryaneaves Posted May 6, 2018 Share Posted May 6, 2018 I have been researching what speakers to get for weeks now. So much so I became sick of thinking about it. This is for home use only, but a fairly large room at home. I have been struggling between a really high quality single speaker or two lesser speakers to allow stereo. I was prepared to get a single expensive unit for now. I had dinner this weekend with the lead guitarist of a very famous band and discussed this with him. He has just stared using a Fractal for overseas performances to help with equipment travel internationally. He was resistant at first, but has become a fan of modelling. He was very complimentary of the Helix and strongly recommended that I go ahead with two 12 inch speakers instead of the single. He said since I've never experienced a stereo set up it will change my world. So I got two of the latest Alto TS312's and connected them last night. A lot of my patches were downloaded and some of them are in stereo even though I didn't know it because I've only been using mono. Dialing through all the presets it becomes instantly obvious which ones stereo. I have to say, when I hit the first stereo patch and played the first note I was without words. This is the absolute best sounding thing I have ever experienced. I'm sure I'll get used to it and it will be no big deal, but right now I'm completely overwhelmed and all I want to do is play. I want to make ALL of my patches stereo. It is the ultimate ear candy. I have never been happier with a purchase. Both the Helix and these speakers. For my situation at home, this is perfection! Is there an easy quick way of make existing mono patches stereo, or do I need to start over with each one and build it to be stereo from the ground up? I'm running these two Alto's via separate XLR's. Also, backing tracks...how do you guys incorporate backing tracks into this setup? The guy at Guitar Center said I need to get a stereo mixer and come out of the helix with two xlr's into two xlr inputs on the mixer, then out of the mixer with two more xlr's into the speaker. Then I would be able to integrate the backing tracks at the mixer. Is this the best way? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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