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by longi
Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:50 am
Forum: Blackstar Amps
Topic: How do I push my amp?
Replies: 4
Views: 3518

Re: How do I push my amp?

8len8 wrote:Yeah, if you want to push an amp (either preamp or power amp) get an all tube amp.
'Tis the only way, at least if you don't want solid state power amp distortion which sounds awful
by longi
Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:31 am
Forum: ID:Series
Topic: ID 60 TVP Head output to PC speaker
Replies: 3
Views: 4618

Re: ID 60 TVP Head output to PC speaker

It doesn't do it very well, there's a lot of latency there. It's good for remaping but not playing or recording directly through.
by longi
Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:49 am
Forum: ID:Series
Topic: ID:Core 10 Speaker Impedance?
Replies: 8
Views: 8321

Re: ID:Core 10 Speaker Impedance?

If you run 2 x 4 ohm speakers the impedance will drop to 2 ohms. I modded my ID15 TVP to be able to run an external speaker. If this is what you are doing and you plan to run a 2x10 or 2x12, make sure both speakers are rated at 8 ohms in your cab and you wire the speakers in parallel as it will drop...
by longi
Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: ID:Series
Topic: Must I have a speaker attached?
Replies: 2
Views: 4153

Re: Must I have a speaker attached?

Solid state power amps are more tolerant of not having a load but you should really have either a speaker fitted or a dummy load. It might still die if you don't, especially if your asking the amp to pull a big load.
by longi
Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:37 am
Forum: Blackstar Amps
Topic: Id15 tvp
Replies: 5
Views: 4864

Re: Id15 tvp

I modded my ID15 to be able to use an external speaker jack some time ago but I haven't tried it yet with my 2x12. I'd imagine it would far better moving more air through bigger speakers. It was an easy job to do too.
by longi
Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: ID:Series
Topic: ID:60 TVP-H - TVP options volume
Replies: 5
Views: 5323

Re: ID:60 TVP-H - TVP options volume

Just tried it. I've never noticed that before, It's not really an issue for me though. It's almost like Blackstar has given the valve type emulation the relevent output levels. Although the EL84's have noticably the lowest output. The rest are almost level with each other. I found the difference bet...
by longi
Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: ID:Series
Topic: ID:60 TVP-H - TVP options volume
Replies: 5
Views: 5323

Re: ID:60 TVP-H - TVP options volume

Just out of curiosity are you using a DI box into the interface?
by longi
Thu Dec 10, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: ID:Series
Topic: ID:60 TVP-H - TVP options volume
Replies: 5
Views: 5323

Re: ID:60 TVP-H - TVP options volume

I hadn't noticed with my ID15 other than the output level is just quiet on the whole. If i'm recording I just turn up the gain on my Line 6 UX1 interface. Are you using it for live or recording?
by longi
Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:55 am
Forum: ID:Series
Topic: Anyone tired converting ID TVP to open back?
Replies: 2
Views: 4200

Re: Anyone tired converting ID TVP to open back?

I didn't convert my ID15 but I did mod it to be able to use an extension speaker. Still haven't tried it yet with an extension speaker but it should make a vast improvement. I don't think it would make a great deal of difference if you converted an ID15 into an open back format, it might still sound...
by longi
Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:43 am
Forum: ID:Series
Topic: USB into a daw.
Replies: 6
Views: 5368

Re: USB into a daw.

Hi I'm using Ableton Live 8.1.1. with a Line 6 UX1. I've been using the the emulated out with good results but I wanted to try the USB, so far I've had little success.