Pod HD vs 11 Rack (as close to a blind test as I could get)

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  1. Jim Soloway

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  2. Proco

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    Uhm... I like them both, but that well may be because of the playing and touch ;)

    Anyway, the first one sounds to me a little deeper/fat whereas the second one seems to have that kind of mid-hump Line6 always seems to feature in their products.
    Not a bad thing (cuts well thru the mix), but I guess it's kinda like their "signature" tone.

    But if you listen to them separetly... well, I don't think anyone could tell the difference.

    Could you please make a mid-crunch A/B comparison? Plexi kind of tone?
     
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    "A" was the clear winner for me. Just sounded more "alive" (whatever that means :D). "B" sounded thin and flat by comparison. Because of my personal experiences with both units I'll say "A" was the 11R. If not, I need to get another HD500 and start tweaking some more! :D
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    With such a clean tone there's less to give it away: a/hd b/11r. Oh yeah, b.
     
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    B. but both nice
     
  6. Jim Soloway

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    Thanks guys. I've added a version C.

    And sorry Proco. I really only play squeaky clean. I wouldn't know what to do with a mid-crunch Plexi kind of tone.
     
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    I am not listening on my near field speakers like normal.....laptop instead. But I would say that A is the 11R and B is the HD500. Like I have stated in other threads were I knew which one was which, I greatly preferred the 11R.
     
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    Wanna know the outcome. A is the 11r.
     
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    If I had to guess which was which I'd say that A is the 11R as well because of the chiminess on the highs which I thought was really prevelant on a lot of their amp models (usually a good thing, sometimes not so good for me). But who knows since you could have dialed in just about anything.

    As for which one I prefer it'd be A as well. I think that it sounds like it's got a broader voice or something where B sounds a bit flat and sterile. I'm not really sure whcih is best for what you are playing though, I just know that I want something that stands out more.
     
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    I have no idea which is which (I don't know how you would tell, except by assuming one unit is better and then saying it's the better-sounding clip), but I think I prefer B. (I own and like the HD500, haven't experienced the 11R in person.) They both sound good, however; I wouldn't say either one is the clear winner.
     
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    In a lowfi iPad listen I liked a better, in good headphones I liked the detail of b.
     
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    A sounds old, in a good way. B has more clarity. If I had to pick, I like C for some reason I can't put my finger on. Good stuff!
     
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    Listening through headphones I like B better. Not sure which is which.
     
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    Harder to tell on clean tones but I'll play, A is the HD500 and B is the 11R.
     
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    They both sound like you, IMO. Nice. lol
     
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    I vote "C" then "A" for preference. (Dig them all) Great example of it ain't the equipment but the artist that makes the music.
     
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    I think A is the 11R and B is the Pod. I liked B better-- of course A, B, and C were all great playing.
     
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    Those aren't high gain tones, so they basically all sound the same to me.:p

    Out of A & B, I think B is the 11R (only based on the fact I like it better)
     
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    I like B better. Both have amazing playing, but B has little more in each note played. I hope that's the Pod!
     
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    Both were good, but I preferred B, it just sounded a little more alive and real to me, closer to a recording in the room with some air. A sounded more processed to my ears.
     

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