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All user reviews of 2/5 for the Line 6 POD X3 Live

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Average Score:4.2( 4.2/5 based on 41 reviews )
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scual07/30/2008

scual's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Line 6 POD X3 Live
On paper, this pod is a real massacre. Basically, the Pod XT Live with all the "Model Packs", input / output and more (between micro, 2 between instruments, XLR and jack outputs, etc.). And especially a double string processing which allows for two simulations parallle drafts. As guitarist and singer, c'tait exactly what I expected ...

UTILIZATION

The edition can be done in two Manir:
- Directly through the interface of Pod
- PC / MAC with Gearbox Software

Typically with this kind of approach, called the house slowly presets on its computer, and then editing APRS in BPS (to adjust the levels in most cases).

If the edition on computer is simple and intuitive, even for the dual tone, I find the edition on the Pod lets DSIR. But being a regular at the Pod XT Live, I n'tais forcment trs not comfortable navigating the menus. The dual tone brings a lot of paramtres supplmentaires rgler, and in the end, it was a beautiful plant gas ... In the edition, for a dual tone (eg voice + guitar), was forcment rgler 2-way, and thus 2 times more alterations in prvoir RPET, if is more ...

Regarding the manual, I just opened 2 or 3 to find information, but it looks plutt full ...

SOUND QUALITY

It gets to the point that FCHE ...
This product looks so good on paper ... When we had a Pod XT Live, we know that the dj sound quality is not worth all the good stuff true analog, but it remains all the same all perfectly acceptable in one branch PA.
We are left with potentially two times more processing power and all the model packs included. But unfortunately, Line 6 has made the choice to save on the essential elements of the processing chain that is for me rdhibitoires. Here are some:
- The micro prampli is simply unusable for the potentiomtre rglage level of no effect on the little prs 9/10me the knob of the race, and the 10 th last, you go from "just not the" "full of fried" unacceptable. I had heard of this problem on the forums that apparently applies to all POD X3 Live: unfortunately the case and if your singers and you plan acqurir the Pod X3 Live to a , go your way!
- The headphone output is fool quality. I compared the same presets Pod X3 Live and Pod XT Live. Rsultat: m'tais I never realized how the headphone output of the Pod XT Live silent good as that of the X3 is rotten! The signal to noise ratio is at least trs trs below that of the Pod XT Live.
- The passage of a preset gnre of the other transient noise. So the point I ended up returning the DCID Pod X3 Live to the dealer. I also wanted to compare with the same configuration presets the X3 and XT, XT when to switch to another without a preset that can not be aware of nothing, the X3 g NRE espce of the "click" really unbearable ... I speak here of "click" sound caused by the processing chain (not by the noise switch mtalliques cr).

OVERALL OPINION

I used one week, the time to test RPET in the house then.
In two cases, I found it worse than the Pod XT Live for various reasons evokes above, for résumé:
- Ct rglages manual is a gas plant vritable ... one more thing for guitarists to make new friends in RPET!
- The ct, a micro pramp trs bad, bad headphone output and transient noise between presets

In addition to these two points, I note two lments ngatifs supplmentaires:
- Building the X3 Live plastic: it's much more lightweight and less stable ground, and it is less solid carrment
- The AC power supply: dj than the XT Live is not the top, the cable connection and power supply connector block seem too fragile (single tube on each cable connector more end and smaller).

In conclusion, this Pod is a great dception on paper because he had all the qualities I was looking for as a guitarist / singer for scne and RPTES. Line 6 wanted to offer less than 500 euros an evolution of the XT Live to be in fact a s'avre rgression ...

Before you buy, try ......