« Super combination with POD HD500 »Published on 02/27/12 at 07:11
The DT25 is a hybrid amp with a preamp modeling and a power stage EL84 tube
Side connector is provided fairly and I invite you to see the manual here: https://fr.line6.com/support/manuals/dt25112
What is the power delivered?
Power is 25W Class A / B and Class A 10W Warning, these are real good beefy Watts! It's not made to play in the room. The amp is really hard to take that power and the road safely with a drummer who enters!
What are the settings, the effects?
The only effect is an onboard reverb, good quality.
At amp settings and more Gain / Bass / Mid / Treble / Presence / Volume on both channels, there are four voicings:
- Classic American Clean (Blackface)
- British Crunch (Marshall Plexi)
- Class A Chime (Vox)
- Modern, High-Gain (Mesa Rectifier)
In addition to these voicings, there is a switch Pentode / Triode Switch and a Class A / B - Class A.
Finally, there is a switch Low Volume to play in her room when everyone is asleep!
The configuration is simple?
All settings are easily accessible. We are not facing a multi-effects of the 90's but a real amp. This is rather intuitive and a plate provided with the amp gives some ideas to get started.
The manual is clear and sufficient?
The manual is well done. It is perhaps not helpful to use the amp only practical but when L6 Link attack connection with a POD HD.
In this regard, you can go see my post in forums for the points that the manual does not.
Do you get a good sound easy?
The first results are easily obtained. We must not forget that it is a tube amp and it takes a little push to make it sound. The amp starts breathing at 11 hours and up to two hours on the master.
Then do not hesitate to tweak to find his character. In any case, forget the image of Line 6 amp and listen to this with unprejudiced ears. It sounds, it's a real tube amp and it's very versatile!
Will it fit your style of music?
I play mainly Blues, Blues-Rock and Rock 70 and this amp suits me perfectly. I was looking for a setup more portable and more suitable for small scenes that my usual rig. The voicings I II and III give me complete satisfaction of Pink Floyd Gary Moore via Bonamassa, ZZ Top and Led Zep.
What types of sounds you get and with what settings?
The amp is really versatile and in my registry, I can get any sound I want. I also have a POD HD500 connected via L6 Link, which multiplies the possibilities of the amp going up to 16 the number of usable preamps. This is a really flexible setup allows me to switch from clean to crunch Fenderien Marshallesque without changing amp.
With what guitars or effects do you play?
I use the amp with my Les Paul and POD HD500, but sometimes without the POD with my pedalboard (OD, Fuzz, Treble Booster, Pre EP, Delay). Both configurations work perfectly. The POD is more portable and can use all the simulations preamp that sound really good with the DT25.
What are the sounds you prefer, you hate?
My preference is to Voicing II, but this is more due to my style of music. I think the four voicings sound good and there is nothing to throw into this amp. Question sonic palette, adding the POD HD really brings another dimension! In short, I love the sounds I get with this amp and research opportunities are enormous.
How long you use it?
1 month now (but daily)
Did you tried many other models before buying it?
- Phaez Sibly
- Fargen Mini Plex MKII
It is the association with POD HD500 which I already had my choice was mainly motivated.
What is so special that you love the most, least?
+ The sounds that we obtain
+ The versatility with POD HD500
+ The touch sensitivity
- Low Volume Mode (I use an attenuator instead)
How would you rate the quality / price?
Pretty good considering the quality and range of sounds. In addition it is well finished and solid!
With experience, you do again this choice?
Certainly. Perhaps a DT50 if I did not have a 100w head and more.