« The magic RIG: Variax HD500 + + DT-25 »Published on 11/04/11 at 08:08
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What I like:
- Made In China
- Super tough
- Flawless Finish
- Although rich in option, the instrument panel is clear and intuitive
- The panel is backlit which makes it possible to see the options selected in the dark (saw)
- Ability to switch 10/25 watts ... well for the home ... is the 25WATT énormeeeeeuh
- Integration with the HD500 and changes sound instant ... DIVINE ... therefore also controllable from the PC ...
No negative after 2 weeks of use ...
The configuration is it simple? : Yes
The manual is clear and sufficient? : Yes ... I did not even open
Do you get a good sound easy? Yes and all volumes
I do not put "only" 9 / 10 because of some changes in config via the HD500 means a small bed. This bed is due to mechanical changes of the amp. It is slightly audible but that's normal considering the change of voicing + immersion in class A / B + or A change pentode / triode ...
Right for your style of music? :
>>> I make covers ... So yes because it can cover all styles of music with equal success.
What kind of sound you get and with what settings. ("Crystalline", "fat ",....)?
>>> ALL ... I rule from the HD-500. In fact, preamps and amps of the HD-500 are replaced with equivalent config at the DT-25. There are 4 voicing the DT-25
- Type Fender
- Type Marshall
- Type Vox
The voicing changes depending on the type of amp selected from the HD-500. It's magical and it sounds fabulous. The HD-500 sounds are truly sublime. It's magical because when changing preset at the HD-500 config at the DT-25 also changes.
With what (s) guitar (s) / low (s) or effect (s) do you play?
>>> J "have a new Variax Tyler (a 59): it is also drivée by the HD-500. So I spend a sound to a sound acdcien pinkfloydien ... a sound ... a metalliquesque pffffff ... it's ... no limits ... in a split second.
With this amp I discovered the true power of the HD-500. We discover the true character of the different effects. For example the color of overdrive, the distos ... listening to ... it's impressive to see great.
Compared to the HD500. We must review all its patches to reflect the quality of the DT-25. But it's very intuitive.
1). Choose the voicing amp (either on the DT-25 / or on the HD-500 / PC either on the application)
2) Select and apply effects
3). Save the HD-500 (or via the PC application)
It's great and it works ...
How long do you use the 2 weeks
Have you tried many other models before buying it: I play for 25 years. I had a lot of amps. I played for years on my old head Mark Marshall 2, 1976. But then there she is retiring
What is so special that you love the most, least? The sound quality and magic of Variax integration + HD500 ... It is really a hair of the original but it must be combinsaison of 3 to obtain this result. It is such now that I fully appreciate the nuances between models of Variax. Before I had an Atomic. It was already well with the HD-500 and Variax but with the DT-25 is entering a new dimension.
How would you rate the quality / price? EXCELLENT: 750 euros for such a sound palette ... Clients include:
> Variax = 1300
> HD-500 = 500
> DT-25 = 750
= 2550 euros ... ca is a sum ... BUT this is nothing compared to the investment of + guitars & amps & + + multiple effects ...
With experience, you do again this choice? ... Oh yes ... but the DT-25 has just been released and I dared not invest too much in the Euro 1300 DT-50. Regarding the DT-25, I'll probably buy the firm extension.
> I love the combination VARIAX JTV59 HD500 + + DT-25. In passing I note my appreciation of the Variax JTV59. Beautiful and very good guitar and even in setting aside its properties Variax.
> Unable to turn back even if there is a risk of failure is more important than in the more traditional stuff seen all the electronics that this board.