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

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?
 

atquinn

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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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Austin
 

fakeox

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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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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.
 

Chadley

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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.
 

shasha

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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.
 

HolyMuffDiver

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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.
 

Aaron Mayo

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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!
 

AZG

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Listening through headphones I like B better. Not sure which is which.
 

Stratofuzz

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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.
 

msr13

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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.
 

monsta

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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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JoeBuerger

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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!
 

mdme_sadie

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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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