If You Can Find An HXDA...

Discussion in 'Amplifiers' started by LSchefman, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    I have the combo, which has a 16ohm 1x12 built in. So I was thinking a true "extension" cab should be either another 1x12 (@ 16 ohms), to ensure the load seem by the amp is "exactly" 8 ohms (yeah, I know inductance loads are variable over freq). Using a 2x12 (typical PRS config of two 16 ohm speakers in parallel) with the internal speaker (which would also be in parallel, electrically) results in an electrical load equivalent of 5.3 ohms, too low for the 8 ohm jacks, a bit too high for the 4 ohm jacks.

    Yeah, I could unplug the internal speaker and just use the 2x12, but I could have just got the HXDA head then - I like to use all available speakers.

    And 2x12 cabs in gold paisley are also just as rare these days, so perhaps a moot point.
     
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  2. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    I ran my Custom 50 combo as a 3x12. 16 ohm internal, and I rewired the Avatar 2x12 from 4 ohm to 16 ohm (two 8 ohm speakers), then switched the Custom 50 to 8 ohm out.
    Lovely!
     
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  3. vchizzle

    vchizzle Birdman.

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    Sounds great Les. It’s weird I’ve never played an HXDA thru a cabinet. I played one at Experience but that was through their headphone setup thing. One day hopefully I’ll get a chance.
     
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  4. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    They are, and I don't have shoes to go with those :(
     
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  5. Tucson Thump

    Tucson Thump Mint Heavy Relic

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    Only Mario Batali would find that a failing.
     
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  6. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    o_Oo_O
     
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  7. WA Paul

    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

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    3x12? Nice! Bet that sounds killer at 1/2 watt power, er wait.

    I tried your custom 50 profiles and thought you captured the tone really well from what I remembered about trying that amp in the local store. Warm, fat, singing lead tone :D
     
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  8. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Cool!!!
    Thank you for trying them.
    I wasn't sure anyone gave a carp.:cool:
    Do me a solid and rate it?:)
     
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  9. WA Paul

    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

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    Sure

    It’s funny, I only go on RE when I’m on my laptop, which isn’t too often. Prolly why I still haven’t updated my toaster yet with the two new reverbs. That, and our house goes on the market next week. Inside pics by the realtors tomorrow, still lots of packing to do! Dang my back is killing me, plus little time for guitar the past month! :mad:
     
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  10. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    So what? It’s not like you love Chic or RUN-DMC, even though you’re supposed to.
     
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  11. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    I hate moving, so I feel for ya bud.
     
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  12. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I'm with ya. Well, not on the Jimi thing. The "each to his own" thing. Example: I'd rather gouge my eyes out than listen to Dylan or Springsteen. I know, against the grain...
     
  13. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    So... would you be hesitant of a BD/BS amp based on the name alone?
     
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  14. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Definitely! Not remotely interested. Wouldn't wanna hear samples. Probably sound all nasally. Now, if it were a BD/SM amp, I'd be all kinds of interested.
     
  15. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    Hahaha!
     
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  16. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    According to some here, I already have a BS amp.:p
     
  17. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Hahahaha!

    Here’s what happens every single time:

    I start a thread about an actual, great tube amp, a PRS amp, no less, that’s the real deal, and the modeling Hare Krishnas show up like they just discovered a new airport, and hijack the thread, push their digital toasters, and to top it all off, have the effrontery to complain and be all sensitive when you tell them in all honesty that their can of transistors doesn’t cut it. :rolleyes:

    I tell ya, I don’t get no respect.

    Start a different thread, maybe? This one’s about a real amp. Just a thought.

    I’m high on the real thing:

    A Powerful Amplifier, NOS Tubes, and a Shoe Shine! ;)
     
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  18. pac90

    pac90 In Helix Land, the waters warm

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    I donno Les your transistor pianos sounded quite nice on your digital record





    hahaha ;)
     
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  19. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    And you could tell that they were digital pianos, because they didn’t sound like real pianos.

    See where I’m going with this?

    Gentlemen and Ladies, we are lucky to be living in an era where some of the finest real amps ever created are available to buy, and yet some insist on the ersatz.
     
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  20. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Now now... I have 3 tube amps, and two are PRS. I just don't want to haul 60lbs to practice every week.:oops:
     
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