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Line 6 introduces HD amp modeling with DT50 series

Line 6 D50 212 Line 6, a leader in digital modeling technology for music-creation products, announces its DT50 flagship line of guitar amplifiers. The amplifier are designed to deliver a wide range of inspiring amp tones by delivering a deeper integration of flexible, boutique-style tube design and a new HD amp modeling technology.
"By far the most creative and advanced integration of tubes and amp modeling technology today can be found under the hood of DT50," comments Elliot Chenault, Line 6 Product Manager. "We've totally rethought the relationship between modeling and tubes. The digital section of the amplifier effectively 'talks' with the analog section, which was designed by living-legend tube amp designer Reinhold Bogner, for an incredibly responsive and distinctive amplifier that stands alone as Line 6's flagship amp."
DT50 guitar amplifiers produce the four amp voicings on which all great amplifiers are based - classic American cleans, chimey and crunchy British tones, and modern high-gain distortion. To deliver the most authentic sonic signature, each voicing is comprised of a preamp and tone stack fueled by Line 6 HD modeling technology, and automatically paired with dynamic analogue circuitry including tube configuration and negative feedback topology courtesy of Reinhold Bogner's versatile 50-watt EL34 power section.
To produce a classic American amp voicing, for example, DT50 guitar amps engage HD amp modeling technology to configure the preamp and tone stack to produce a gleaming, classic clean tone and supports it by automatically reconfiguring its analogue components for a high amount of negative feedback, reproducing the analogue circuitry of heralded American amplifiers.
Players can also create their own signature tones with front-panel access to the tube amp’s analogue Class A/Class AB and Pentode/Triode switches. Their favorite Class A amp tones can be run in Class AB, and so on.
The amps feature a classic, two-channel design for a simple and engaging experience. Each channel can be set with a completely different reconfiguration – Channel A can be Voicing I/Class A/Pentode; Channel B can be Voicing IV/Class AB/Triode – for one-touch reconfiguration via the channel switch.
DT50 guitar amplifiers integrate seamlessly with new POD HD multi-effect pedals with component-to-component communication via new proprietary L6 LINK technology. POD HD multi-effect pedals can add scores of effects, trigger DT50 analogue circuit reconfigurations, and more.
All DT50 amplifiers include a high-quality spring reverb model on each channel, a serial FX loop with level boost/cut, and a push/pull volume pot that engages a Low Volume Mode for late nights or smaller venues. An output transformer-tapped XLR connection provides a cabinet-simulated direct output, providing a line-level output which dynamically interacts with the DT50 speaker and tubes. Channel switching can be achieved via standard 1/4-inch footswitch, MIDI, or L6 LINK connections.
DT50 112 features a 12-inch custom Celestion G12H90 speaker; DT50 212 sports 12-inch Celestion Vintage 30 and custom Celestion G12H90 speakers; DT50 412 cab is cross-loaded with two 12-inch custom Celestion G12H90s and two 12-inch Celestion Vintage 30s.
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