Gear Aquisition Syndrome is a serious disorder.... FX etc

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BY SimpleSi
#788789
Anyone else see this latest offering from line 6..

https://youtu.be/dKE_rOxoIIQ


The + model allowing you to load IRs is really cool..
Especially with midi...
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BY opsguy
#788842
They look good. light too. would be interesting to try one against a L2T with a helix using the same IR. I am guessing there may not be much of a difference. pondering one of these.
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BY SimpleSi
#788844
The + model is around $1500 at RS retail
BY casemysta
#788854
What would you think the advantages would be of this over FRFR. Considering u can just be using IRs from ur modeller i kinda dont see the point?
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BY SimpleSi
#788865
casemysta wrote:What would you think the advantages would be of this over FRFR. Considering u can just be using IRs from ur modeller i kinda dont see the point?

Doubles as a cab for any other amp head.

Play with IRs for them
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BY StratMatt
#788866
For me I wouldn't see the need to pay extra for the plus model but I like the idea. We're too far away to make buying the Matrix or Xitone offerings worth buying but this is something I'd definitely consider. Was using L3Ms in stereo as my backline but they're the PA speakers now.
BY null_pointer
#788867
This would probably solve my main issue with modellers - not feeling like I’m playing a real amp ‘in the room’. No issues with the PA signal but always a little underwhelmed with the ‘local’ sound. Will seriously consider.
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BY Conway
#788870
SimpleSi wrote:Doubles as a cab for any other amp head.

I'm not sure if this is correct - it has line in, not a speaker input.

Not that I care, because... Line 6. :twisted: :lol:
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BY StratMatt
#788898
null_pointer wrote:Right I’m off to RS to test drive, will report back


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BY Kris
#788901
null_pointer wrote:This would probably solve my main issue with modellers - not feeling like I’m playing a real amp ‘in the room’. No issues with the PA signal but always a little underwhelmed with the ‘local’ sound. Will seriously consider.


i think they have addressed this with the speaker models on the unit,as opposed to your usual ir which is a "speaker + mic".I've never tried a proper FRFR cab but its defo wierd for me playing an IR/ PA combo with other traditional amp setups in a practice setting
BY null_pointer
#788916
Ok, had about a 45 min blat. While I can definitely hear the difference when switching speaker models, my take at this stage is that I'd need to spend more time really A/Bing with a FRFR+speaker/IR to see if there is actually something gained (given the Plus is $1499, which is about what you can get a deal on an L3m for). This is for Helix of course, if you have a HD500 or whatever, you don't already have IR options so well worth it.

I kinda wanted to walk in, grab the Deluxe model (no speaker), drop into the Power Cab then boom, there's my DRRI. It wasn't like that at all, still overly bright and needing a decent amount of massaging. This is partially expected (the base settings I've found never do justice), but the speaker didn't add sag like I was hoping for/expecting. I might see if I can borrow one for a few days to test out against Helix->Torpedo Live-> FRFR also, as well as if I can rustle up a good power amp I'd love to try Helix->Power Amp->Dr Z cab and see how the FRFR competes with a great real cab.
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BY Zaulkin
#788942
Looks interesting. I'd give it a try, probably wouldn't expect it to sound exactly like a real cab but id be willing to be proven wrong.