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DT50/HD500 levels in full power mode
by gtrman100 on 2011-03-04 08:21:31.1450

Anyone notice that using the HD500/DT50 in full power mode(master volume knob "in") that the levels are very hot? Plugging straight into the front of the DT50 is much lower level than through the HD. The master volume higher than about 8 'o clock on the dial is extremely loud even with my pretty loud rock band. My channel volumes are mostly around 12 o'clock depending on the amp models. Is there any way to lower the over all volume through the Line 6 link?

Re: DT50/HD500 levels in full power mode
by arcticman on 2011-03-04 12:24:58.3050

Yes... I have noticed this as well.

There appears to be an output db boost from the HD500.

Would adjusting the Mixer levels be the best way to balance the output?

I believe this is one of the reasons so many of us DT50 owners thought the amp modeling in the HD500 was different from the 4 "Voicings" built into the DT50.


Re: DT50/HD500 levels in full power mode
by shaker on 2013-04-17 20:12:13.0430


I'd like to know the answer to this question as well


Re: DT50/HD500 levels in full power mode
by adamhartley on 2013-04-17 21:14:40.6040

I found the exact same issue, I wasn't getting the best out of the DT25 amp at pub and club gigs cause it was loud in relation to the (hard hitting) drummer with amp set around 9 o'clock which wasn't really driving the amp in to valve warmth territory.

I fixed this by muting path B in the HD500 mixer block and winding down preamp volumes to around 30 to 40% depending on the model. This let me turn the head up to 50% or higher and the overall sound became less digital and really started to sing with real valve tone. Harmonically richer and more sustain in classic rock models like the plexi and 800. It's definitely worth a try.

I'm not sure how path A and path B really affect the L6 Link to a single DT head, but I'm now very happy with gig tones. I've read other suggestions in these blogs about using an eq pedal to control levels at the end of the chain in the pod  via fx loop which is a great idea, but the mixer block attenuation worked a treat for me.   Good luck

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