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DT25HD

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Original Price: $1,279.00 CDN

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If you want a guitar amplifier that can do it all, then you want this amp! Line 6's DT25 series amplifiers kick modeling amplification up a notch, the same way their POD HD line did. This isn't just the next step in modeling, it completely changes the meaning of modeling. Here's the basic idea behind the DT25: all great guitar tones are based on one of four basic voicings. These voicings can be described as American clean, English chime, English crunch, and Modern high-gain. The DT25 uses the same ultra-high-resolution HD modeling found in their POD HD effects units to emulate these basic voices, and that's where the modeling (in a traditional sense) ends. The rest is pure tube genius.

And with a tube guru like Reinhold Bogner behind the design, we certainly didn't expect less. Bogner's design is one of the most flexible tube designs out there. The DT25 uses one 12AX7 preamp tube and two EL84 power amp tubes - nothing special there, right? Wrong! A couple of simple switches on the front panel let you flip the power amp stage from Class A to Class A/B and from triode to pentode mode. This dynamic analog circuitry lets you completely customize the way the DT25 responds to your playing style.

What's even cooler is how you can hook up a POD HD via the L6 LINK connection, and the DT25 will automatically reconfigure itself to match the tone you call up. The L6 LINK also lets you daisy chain multiple DT25 series amplifiers via standard XLR cables. The DT25 is even perfect for recording and low-volume rehearsal. Just dial in the low-volume control, and you get the tone you want at the level you need. If you're recording, you can also go directly out of the DT25 via XLR. All told, the Line 6 DT25 is one amp you can count on to provide you with the massive range of genuine tone you need to play anything in any situation!

Features:
• Flexible tube section designed by tube-amp guru Reinhold Bogner
• Instantly reconfigurable per channel
• Selectable operating class (Class AB/25 Watts/Fixed Bias or Class A/10 Watts/Cathode Biased)
• Selectable power tube mode (Pentode or Triode)
• Four unique Voicings (negative feedback loop topologies paired with HD preamp and tone stack modeling):
• Classic American Clean/Tight NFL
• British Crunch/Medium NFL
• Class A Chime/Zero NFL
• Modern, High-Gain/Resonant NFL
• (1) 12AX7, (2) EL84 tubes
• 4/8/16 ohm speaker outputs
• Series effects loop
• Intuitive, 2-channel design
• Back-lit front panel
• HD amp modeling technology fuels each Voicings preamp and tone stack, and automatically pairs them with corresponding Bogner-designed dynamic analog circuitry
• Modeled spring reverb with individual level control per channel
• Cabinet-simulated direct output
• Low Volume Mode provides cranked up tube tone at whisper-quiet volume
• Speaker jack-sensing provides relay driven output transformer protection circuit
• L6 LINK connects DT25 to POD HD for additional effects, amp voicings and instant scalability (including stereo operation with multiple DT25 amplifiers) all controlled by any L6 LINK equipped POD HD
• DT50/DT25 v2.0 firmware expands the HD preamp count from four to 30, lets you configure your own custom voicings, and more

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One thing is for sure .... there is NO OTHER amp out there that does what these DT amps do. Note that it is "designed" to pair with the Line 6 POD HD500 so that's where you get your best experience. However, that being said, with the latest firmware you can have up to 8 out of 30 amp models resident on the amp at any time in stand alone mode (a little midi editing is required to do that but it does come with 4 amp models duplicated on each channel out of the box). You can rearrange or redistribute those amp models at any time. With the POD attached, you can select directly from the pool of 30 amp models anytime. The POD connects digitally to the amp via a 3 wire AES/EBU cable (not supplied) although a standard mic cable will work. As a stand alone amp, the two channels allow you set up a clean/grunge situation but an optional foot switch (not supplied) is required for easy switching during playing. You can have any amp model combination between the two channels, even the same amp model at different volumes. The only effect the amp comes with is reverb and that can be edited via midi for different styles. It is surprisingly loud. I have never been able to run it full out. Always enough headroom (I can't imagine how loud the DT50 would get). I use two matching Line 6 DT112 (1 x 12) cabs as I like to split the weight up as opposed to a combo. I did replace the tubes soon after I bought it as it had a bit of a hum out of the box. This is not uncommon and the new tubes were dead silent. You'll have to do it sooner or later anyway. Comes with the territory. Not had any issues with it in a couple years. Considering the versatility and wide range of amplifier modelling, this amp is hard to beat. If resources were available, two of them would provide a killer stereo rig utilizing the POD's stereo effects or you could also run two completely different amp models simultaneously with two DT amps via the POD all connecting to each other digitally through Line 6 Link. I will also mention that is has a "low volume mode" but I think most of users do not really use it all that much preferring the sound of the true tube output rather than a low volume modelled sound. I'd give it two thumbs us as they say in the movies.
Posted by Don on Jan 28, 2015
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IMPORTANT VERSION 2 UPGRADE INFO4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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I have the Dream Rig: 1 - DT25 Head and cabinet 2 - James Tyler Variax JTV-69 3 - POD 500HD floor unit, with additional 20 foot VDI cable. The Rig sounds great and operates like a dream. However, upgrading is a challenge but worth the risk. Some of the upgrade highlights include: Customizable Voicings With four voicings per channel, you have eight unique options at your fingertips when connected to a POD HD unit. 12 Reverbs with Spillover V2.0 firmware lets you configure each voicing with your choice of 12 reverbs, each with unique parameter settings. Switching between Channel A and Channel B now includes reverb spillover, which lets your reverb finish its decay when you switch channels. To upgrade your DT Series amp from Version 1 to Version 2, you will need: A computer with the most current (at least Version 1.65) Line 6 Monkey software installed. Monkey will “Ping” your DT amp to determine what firmware version it is, after all software and current drivers are loaded and the cables are plugged in. Monkey (online) will determine what the latest firmware from Line 6 is for your DT amp. The firmware is different for the head vs the combo so make sure you select the correct format. A reliable AC power supply. A reliable internet connection. The upgrade process cannot be interrupted once commenced; otherwise you may render your DT amp unbootable. Some unfortunate souls did not follow the correct procedures and had to send their amp back to Line 6. A Line6.com username and password, and be logged on. A USB-to-MIDI interface with MIDI-in and MIDI-out cables, and current drivers loaded into your computer. I used the Roland ($35.00) UM-ONE mk2 MIDI interface and it worked flawlessly. Make sure you follow the directions to load the drivers from the CD ROM. Make sure you select the correct MIDI interface for MIDI-in and MIDI-out in Monkey. Your DT-series amp. Note: the upgrade from Version 1 to Version 2 will change/erase your existing presets. At the end of the process you will get a prompt on your computer screen that the installation has been successful, then you can breathe a sigh of relief.
Posted by Gord Ahl on Apr 1, 2014
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I bought this package with the HD500 and matching 1/12 cab. I have no limits to what sounds or styles I can get. This little amp sounds amazing.
Posted by Steve S on Dec 29, 2012
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Model: DT25HD
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