Line 6 PowerCab 212 Plus

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    Can the two speakers work as stereo?
     
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    Wattage and weight?
     
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    Guitar cabs are in desperate need to be updated for the 21st century modelling rig - and Line 6 have done just that with the 212 Powercab. This is your solution to speaker emulation and real guitar amp presence in the one package.

    Take your pick of a standard FRFR stereo speaker setup, or alternatively recreate some of your favourite speaker sounds. The Powercab is a super flexible, high-end piece of kit designed to work with pro grade modelling amps. Capable of adding a realistic responsiveness to your modeller.

    FRFR Mode
    If you're happy with your cab customisation within your modelling amp, all you need to do is plug in and away you go. The custom, lightweight neodymium speakers produce a high compression and fast transient response for the authentic cab feel.

    Speaker Modelling
    Alternatively, save some valuable DSP with your modelling rig and use the incredibly well-voiced speaker emulation built into the Powercab. Select one of 12 onboard presets, featuring Greenback or Blue Bell replication. Make use of the 2x12 stereo speakers with the likes of ping pong delays and expansive reverbs. You'll also get that familiar air push from a regular guitar cab - putting you and your audience right in the moment.

    Connectivity
    Save up to 128 presets onto the cabinet using XLR, MIDI and L6 Link connections. This way you can prepare a host of sounds in your arsenal before you leave the house. A built-in audio interface allows you to record directly from the Powercab, making for one of the most inclusive guitar experiences out there.

    Specifications
    • Choice of Flat (FRFR) or Speaker Modeling modes
    • Choice of 12 onboard Speaker Models (+ IR loading)
    • Plays your stereo presets in stereo not mono
    • 500-watt stereo amplifier (2 x 250 watts) delivers up to 131dB SPL
    • Lightweight 12" neodymium coaxial speakers with high-frequency compression drivers and robust 2" voice coils
    • 70Hz-20kHz neutral frequency response in Flat mode
    • 128 Presets configurable for Flat, Speaker Modeling, or IR mode
    • MIDI In/Out, AES/EBU I/O, L6 LINK, USB audio interface
     
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    It appears there's an opening in the back. I would love to get a confirmation that sound can come out of that port on the back.
     
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    Well, that came out of left field. Looks very promising.
     
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    You got yourself a winner thread, @jaded_musician :drinkNo matter how the actual product pans out :D
     
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    47 pounds
     
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    Hmm... I would have thought people would have suspected this was coming since the original PC/PC+ release... ;)
     
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    Hmm 12 speakers this time
     
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    Also, please take note of the number of speaker models listed... :)

    EDIT: I just saw the comment above mine as I posted this...
     
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    I'm hoping that's true and not some kind of clerical typo (6 models x 2 speakers = 12) o_O
     
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    It's not...
     
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    From the manual. It looks like they've added a few really great speakers! :D

    VINTAGE – Based on* the ubiquitous Celestion Vintage 30 which, despite its name, is commonly used and beloved for "modern" tones.

    GREEN – Based on* the Celestion Greenback speaker, typically paired with vintage Marshall® Plexi amplifiers for a signature classic rock tone.

    CREAM – Based on* the Celestion G12M-65, a higher powered version of the ceramic C12N with a brighter top end.

    JARVIS – Based on* the Jensen® P12Q, often paired with Fender® amps for great rich, full clean tones.

    BAYOU – Based on* the Eminence Patriot Series Swamp Thang™, which provides big aggressive bottom end with classic American tone,
    perfect for blues and jazz.

    ESSEX – Based on* the Blue Bell speakers often paired with Vox® amplifiers and Class A style amps for a "chimey" tone.

    HF OFF / Natural – This is the natural sound and feel of the speaker in the Powercab with the high-frequency compression driver disabled and
    no EQ of any kind applied

    DINO – Based on* the Eminence Cannabis Rex™. Uniquely constructed with a hemp-based speaker cone material, the Cannabis Rex is
    described as having a smoky, smooth high-end definition, and boasts a full, clean tonality, with lots of body and sparkle.

    LECTO – Based on* the Electro-Voice® EVM 12L. Designed for professionally precise, fully overdriven, punchy tones and brilliant cleans. They
    are a signature component of the classic Mesa/Boogie® sound.

    HERALD – Based on* the Celestion G12H(55) Heritage. Featuring a heavier magnet than the original G12M Greenback, this speaker replicates
    the sound of the original G12H.

    BROWN – Based on* the Celestion G12 EVH®. While the Greenback 20 played an essential role in the sound of Eddie Van Halen's unmistakable
    sound, this speaker was the based on the 60s version Greenback and used in his signature amplifier.

    SHADE – Based on* the Mesa/Boogie Black Shadow C90. Custom made for Mesa/Boogie by Celestion in the UK, this speaker provides a tight
    and controlled low end, aggressive midrange attack, and strong high-bass / low-mid punch. They are a feature in many Mesa/Boogie amps.

    JETSON – Based on* the Jensen C12K. The C12K is often paired with Fender® amps for great for a heavy mid and solid, straight forward, slightly
    darker tone. Can also present bold and heavy overdriven tone
     
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    So yes, 6 new speaker models with firmware update
     
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    Wow the 212 PC plus looks great........ with some open back goodness and 12 on board speaker models that can be swapped out.
     
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