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Line 6 DT25 112 1x12 25W Tube Guitar Combo Amp   (Open Box)
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Four boutique tube amps in one!

If your tone is your masterpiece, the DT25 tube guitar combo amp is your paintbrush. This portable 25W/10W tube amp from Line 6 and tube-amp guru Reinhold Bogner gives you four stunning, lust-worthy amp voicings and unprecedented versatility that lay the foundation for you to build your perfect tone.

The powerful combination of reconfigurable analog components and HD modeling allows the DT25 combo to be four boutique tube amps in one, capable of producing stunning American cleans, British crunch, class A chime, and modern high-gain tones. Selectable operating class, power tube mode, and four Voicings (which offer the perfect combinations of negative feedback loop topology, and HD preamp and tone stack modeling) can dial in classic vintage tones or be shaped into highly customized originals - and each one drips with boutique tone and touch-response.

The DT25 amp gets to the point. It's a simple, two-channel amp with a streamlined front panel. But if you connect a POD HD multi-effect pedal or POD HD Pro multi-effect rack to this little monster the two integrate to become a boutique tube amp factory!

Connected via exclusive L6 LINK technology, the DT25 amp and POD multi-effect rewrite the traditional amp/multi-effect paradigm and introduce powerful new concepts in control and customization. Add effects, additional amp voicings, foot control and instant scalability (including stereo operation with multiple DT25 amplifiers). DT25 is the perfect pairing for POD HD multi-effects. The days of plugging a POD into the front of an amp are over!

Revolutionary Bogner tube design meets Line 6 HD modeling
The Voicing switch is the heart of DT25 amp. It conjures the characteristic tone, feel and response that are at the heart of four celebrated amp voicings: American clean, British crunch, class A chime and modern high-gain. Different negative feedback loop topologies pair with HD preamp and tone stack modeling to produce the perfect tonal springboards for you to craft your perfect tones:

¢ Voicing I: Classic American Clean (tight negative feedback loop)
¢ Voicing II: British Crunch (medium negative feedback loop)
¢ Voicing III: Class A Chime (zero negative feedback loop)
¢ Voicing IV: Modern, High-Gain (resonant negative feedback loop)

Selectable operating class and power tube mode
Take your tone in many different directions with the selectable operating classes and power tube modes. Mix and match them with the Voicing switch to dial in truly unique tones. Or align the components in tried-and-true combinations to deliver fresh takes on the immortal classics.

¢ Selectable operating classes - Class AB/25 watts/fixed bias; Class A/10 watts/cathode biased
¢ Selectable power tube modes - Pentode; Triode

Any two amps you want, separated by a single channel switch
The two channels can be set to any combination of Voicing, operating class and power tube mode, so the channel switch is more like an A/B switch connected to two different amps. (Or, for a boost channel, set the channels the same with one a little louder.)

For example, set Channel A to a California clean tone. It can be complete with a high amount of negative feedback for a tight sound, characteristic class AB headroom and plenty of pentode-powered body. Set Channel B to deliver vintage Class A chime with zero negative feedback for an open, dynamic feel. Triode mode darkens the tone a bit and rounds off the edges, and Class A operation provides no shortage of touch sensitivity when you dig in with your pick. That's total analog and digital reconfiguration in one touch.

DT25 amplifier + POD HD multi-effect = Boutique tube amp factory
DT25 amplifiers and POD HD multi-effects don't just connect, they seamlessly integrate to transform into a boutique tube amp factory capable of creating any tone you need with incredible tone and feel. POD HD multi-effects come to the party with additional models including 20+ HD amp models, 20+ HD guitar preamp-only models, huge collections of effects, cabs, mics and more. With a single L6 LINK connection, you get:

¢ Automatic analog configuration. Select a POD HD amp model or preset and the DT25 analog components will automatically configure themselves to the appropriate operating class, biasing method, negative feedback topology and power tube mode.

¢ Save custom analog configurations. Saving your custom DT25 configurations is as easy as saving POD HD presets. Tweak the DT25 amp settings, press Save on the POD HD multi-effect and incredibly unique and complex amp configurations can be recalled instantly.

¢ No ground loops. You'll never get ground loop hum from an L6 LINK connection!

FEATURES
  • Flexible tube section designed by tube-amp guru Reinhold Bogner
  • 1 - 12AX7, 2 EL84 tubes
  • 1x12" Custom Celestion G12H90 speaker
  • Intuitive, 2-channel design, instantly reconfigurable per channel
  • Selectable operating class (Class AB/25 Watts/Fixed Bias or Class A/10 Watts/Cathode Biased)
  • Selectable power tube mode (Pentode or Triode)
  • Four unique Voicings (negative feedback loop topologies paired with HD preamp and tone stack modeling): (1) Classic American Clean/Tight NFL (2) British Crunch/Medium NFL (3) Class A Chime/Zero NFL, (4) Modern, High-Gain/Resonant NFL
  • HD amp modeling technology fuels each Voicing's preamp and tone stack, and automatically pairs them with corresponding Bogner-designed dynamic analog circuitry
  • Both channels have Drive, Bass, Mid, Treble, Presence, Reverb, Channel Volume. Rest of front panel: Channel switch; Voicing switch; Pentode/Triode switch; Class A/Class AB switch; Master volume; Power; Standby; Backlit front panel
  • Modeled spring reverb with individual level control per channel
  • Back-lit front panel
  • MIDI I/O
  • Series effects loop
  • Cabinet simulated direct output
  • Low Volume Mode provides cranked up tube tone at whisper-quiet volume
  • Speaker jack-sensing provides relay driven output transformer protection circuit
  • L6 LINK connects the DT25 amp to a POD HD multi-effect for additional effects, amp voicings and instant scalability (including stereo operation with multiple DT25 amplifiers) - all controlled by any L6 LINK equipped POD HD multi-effect

An incredibly evolved tube amp with tones for every style, including ones you've yet to create! Order your DT25 combo now!

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Line 6DT25 112 1x12 25W Tube Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.8

(based on 15 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (10)
  • Warm / comfy (9)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Good power output (7)
  • Portable (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (8)
  • Professional recording (8)
  • Home studio (7)
  • Amateur recording (5)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Incredible Amp!

Having the pair of the HD500 and the DT25 is amazing. I've been able to create different patches for every song in our set and along the way have used several different amp models....Read complete review

Having the pair of the HD500 and the DT25 is amazing. I've been able to create different patches for every song in our set and along the way have used several different amp models. I used to limit myself to 4 main tones for a set, a clean tone, a clean with delay and chorus, a crunch, and a heavy distortion. Now I have searched for a tone that best fits the song and made variations of it for different song sections.

I had some concerns that the amp would not be loud enough and it turns out to be plenty loud for both rehearsals and on stage volume. This brings me to one of my only complaints for this rig. Setting even volume levels between all of your patches is a lengthy process. The more patches you have, the more work involved. The first thing I did was set the clean patches to a maximum volume and then spent time lowering the distorted patches to a similar level. I used a db meter app on my iPhone and strummed the same chords with each patch to get them close. I've had to continue to tweak them to get them closer as gigs and rehearsals have given me a better reference to the actual level changes.

The HD500/DT25 rig also has a learning curve that might be difficult for some. It is definitely worth the time that it takes to get everything to your liking but it is a lot more complex that just a traditional amp with some pedals.
By itself the amp is capable of a wide variety of nice tones. When combined with the Pod HD500, it is capable of almost any tone style that you would ever need.

The process of integrating the HD500 with the DT25 is simple from a connection standpoint, but fully developing patches for the two is a bit more involved. The easiest way for me has been to use the HD Edit software on the PC. Navigating through the menus on the HD500 is a lot more complicated.
The amp is a bit smaller in footprint than I thought it would be. It appears to be slightly smaller than a Spider IV 75. The weight is not too bad coming in around 45 pounds.

The attention to detail is superb. The knobs all feel substantial and move very smoothly. The speaker is capable of very full tones and has very clear definition.
It was a bit pricier than some of the other tube amps that I was looking at but the ability to integrate with the HD500 makes it worth the extra cost. You end up with having the ability to emulate several amps which adds to the value.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great amp, but . . .

Right out of the box, this amp sounded great. Beautiful clean Fender-like clean, Vox chime, Marshall crunch and a very meaty high gain tone are all there with the flick of a toggle...Read complete review

Right out of the box, this amp sounded great. Beautiful clean Fender-like clean, Vox chime, Marshall crunch and a very meaty high gain tone are all there with the flick of a toggle switch. Using it with my POD HD500X provided an even larger tonal palette.

After a couple of days, however, I noticed that the volume would suddenly drop, and there would be odd crackle, sizzle and fluttering sounds. I eliminated cables and the POD as potential culprits, and the issues gradually got worse. As I write, the amp is on its way back to MF to be exchanged for another. I suspect it was a tube issue, but being just a few days old, I elected to return it rather than attempt to fix it locally.

Had it not been for this problem, I would have awarded 5 stars. Customer Service at MF was great!

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5.0

Great sounding amp

By John F

from Orlando, FL

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Powerful

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Performances
  • Professional Recording

Comments about Line 6 DT25 112 1x12 25W Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

I already had some nice tube amps - Carr Rambler, Vox AC15 and Rivera Chubster 40. However, I purchased the DT-25 specifically to partner with my Line 6 POD HD500X, and the reviews of this amp were generally very good. In full disclosure, I had to return the first DT-25 that I received as it started behaving oddly after a few days of use (odd 'fluttering' sounds, random drop in volume). MF made the return process very easy, and the Customer Service rep was very helpful.

The replacement was superb right out of the box; a great range of warm, tube tones at almost any setting, and with the DT-25's ability to model 4 different classes of amplifier, it is a very versatile amp. Paired with the POD HD500X via a Line 6 LINK connection, the range of tones and effects is seemingly limitless. However, be prepared to spend a LOT of time tweaking the tone. Not because you have to necessarily, but because you can. You really don't need the POD though; the DT-25 delivers beautiful sounds without any effects, and is plenty loud for small club gigs. To be honest, it is actually easier to get great tones quickly without the HD500X and although I haven't tried using my regular pedalboard in front of it, I'm pretty sure it would perform extremely well. The on-board reverb is excellent and there is a low power mode for home practice.

The only downside to the DT-25 is that it is fairly heavy - although certainly no weightier than my Rivera. Had they been more readily available, I may have chosen to go with the separate head and cabinet, just because of the weight. In any event, I would highly recommend this amp. At the end of the day, it's all about the tone, and the DT-25 has it in spades.

 
5.0

Great Line 6 Tube Versatility

By Jeff

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about DT25 112 1x12 25W Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

Had this amp about three weeks now. Love it. Nice thick, rich, tube tone with great cleans and dirties. I know a lot of people don't care for Line 6, but I'm telling you, they deliver. I've liked Line 6 for a long time now and their prices are hard to beat. Even better since it was on a killer sale. I didn't need the amp, per se, but I've been wanting a tube combo for practice for years plus I have to admit I'm a little leary of where the company's headed with all this technology and their recent withdrawal from tube amplification so I had to take up the offer. And after having owned a Spider Valve for years, the DT line was the obvious pick. Looks and sounds amazing. Excellent buy and I would highly recommend this amp to anyone looking for a versatile tube amp for a bargain.

 
3.0

Great amp, but . . .

By John F

from Orlando, FL

Verified Buyer

Comments about DT25 112 1x12 25W Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

Right out of the box, this amp sounded great. Beautiful clean Fender-like clean, Vox chime, Marshall crunch and a very meaty high gain tone are all there with the flick of a toggle switch. Using it with my POD HD500X provided an even larger tonal palette.

After a couple of days, however, I noticed that the volume would suddenly drop, and there would be odd crackle, sizzle and fluttering sounds. I eliminated cables and the POD as potential culprits, and the issues gradually got worse. As I write, the amp is on its way back to MF to be exchanged for another. I suspect it was a tube issue, but being just a few days old, I elected to return it rather than attempt to fix it locally.

Had it not been for this problem, I would have awarded 5 stars. Customer Service at MF was great!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Amp!

By PTEBAND

from St. Louis, MO

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Line 6 DT25 112 1x12 25W Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    I have always loved the Line 6 innovations, but I never really liked the tone quality. I've always used tube amps because of the obvious tone advantages. I have an old first-generation Line 6 that I have used for very small gigs, but I never use it for full band stuff. I'm using the DT 25 with the POD HD 500X. It gives me all of the ease setting up one pedal along with a very warm sounding tube amp. I am very happy with all of the effects on the POD and the way it interacts with the amp. There is only one cord to run from the pedal to the amp, and one cord from my guitar to the POD. It saves me a lot of time and cord tangling not having to set up separate cords for an effects loop. It also eliminates using all of the different effect pedals that are cumbersome and tend to develop problems over time. I have gone through piles of amps, processors, pedals, and speaker cabinets. After using the DT 25 and POD HD 500X I am happier overall than I have ever been with my rig. It has plenty of power for loud stage volume and it sounds good when you need to turn it down. It's very affordable compared to buying a tube amp and a bunch of effect pedals. I highly recommend it!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This thing sings!

    By The Shirt

    from South Carolina

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Line 6 DT25 112 1x12 25W Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

      I wanted an amp a little lighter and smaller than my Fender Concert to take to gigs, but I didn't want to loose my tone. I have also been using the HD500, and found some tones I liked. When I saw this amp, and the way it interfaced with the HD500, I was intrigued. When the amp went on sale I was sold! I love it. ...but.

      The amp is not exactly small, and it's not exactly light. It does have an amazing spectrum of tones - and when combined with the HD500, the tone I liked before just blossomed with the addition of real tubes. It's a great little rig. I just wish it was about 15% smaller.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Versatile and a Value

      By Classless

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Portable
      • Powerful
      • Versatile Sounds

      Cons

      • Combo heat will deteriorate circuitry over time

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Line 6 DT25 112 1x12 25W Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

      I have a dream rig. The DT25 was the last piece. I've had the JTV-59 and POD HD500 for 2 yrs. As expected, the pieces function flawlessly and interact well.

      The DT25 is heavy but very strong. Stand on it. Transport it every night. It won't fall apart. Do your back a favor and put some heavy-duty wheels on it if you're going to constantly move it.

      The Celestian speaker has plenty of headroom so your sound is true and not colored by speaker breakup.

      The volume is fine for home and small to medium sized clubs. It really can get loud. I set the channel vol and drive to suit the topology/preamp/tone and also balance the levels among the POD presets. The master is used as the overall level for the room. This way, the tubes are pushed and add the fatness/warmth to the sound at all levels and sound-checks are a simple one-knob (master) adjustment.

      The DT25 functions stand-alone fine and sounds from clean to crunch to metal are all easily set. The amp's natural tones are so good I find I'm using less effects, if any. I've played through many amps and the DT25 sounds as good as any of them. I got it for it's versatility and it has delivered.

      I purchased the DT25 instead of the DT50 because the lower wattage permits driving the tubes at the volumes I play at. Also, the smaller amp permits expansion (add another DT25) for stereo effect and/or more headroom (if I would ever need that). Use the direct-out or mic the amp for very large gigs or recording. If you play anything less than a stadium then the DT25 is fine.

      My only regret: I could have bought the DT25 as a separate head. It would be easier to adjust the settings and the heat from the tubes would not cook the internal components over time since the tubes would be above the circuitry. I knew this going in but did not want to spend more at the time. However, the combo is hard to beat for stereo/headroom expansion value as more units are purchased.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great amp if. . .

      By Mark

      from Santa Clarita

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound

      Cons

      • Unreliable electrical circuits

      Best Uses

        Comments about Line 6 DT25 112 1x12 25W Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

        So, this is a great sounding amp. However, I had to go through four of them to get one that actually worked. The first three made sounds and, at times, sounded good. But the first two had strange electrical anomalies that resulted in mysterious drops on volume levels and routing issues. The third one just plain started to ignite--yup, it started smoking and I had to act quickly before it caught on fire. The fourth one works like a charm--no routing issues, consistent volume, no spontaneous combustion and pure, sweet tone. Knock on wood. I suspect that Line 6 is closing out all of the DT models and many of the remaining ones are repacks or go-backs. If you can find a good one, hold on tight to her!

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        As good as you've heard.

        By Scotty

        from Shingle Springs, CA

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Comments about Line 6 DT25 112 1x12 25W Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

        I could repeat all of what others have said about the D 25, but suffice is to say that I couldn't be happier with the exception of the functionality being on the top rather than the front. All this considered, I have always preferred it on front; especially in my situation: having to sit while playing. It's a real hassle. But, you can't have everything. Once I can afford the foot pod, that will help. So...it's a keeper!

        (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Wish every purchase I ever made, left me

        By JK

        from Wilmington, NC

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Line 6 DT25 112 1x12 25W Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

          I've personally had a '65 Fender Super Reverb (new), a '72 Marshall 100 watt super Lead, and a 50 watt, a new '81 Mesa Boogie Mark IIB, a Fender Hot Rod DeVille 212 and a Peavey Classic 50. I have been playing electric guitar professionally since 1966. I have run a professional recording studio for 24 years and used many other amps, and this without a doubt the best sounding, most flexible, it actually does what it says, and easy to use amp I have ever used. The 4 basic sound setups are dead on, and the ability to quickly & easily modify those is wonderful. I now have "the Dream Rig", a Pod HD 500, a JT '69 Variax, (I also have an old Variax 500 that I love)and now the DT25. I have not yet had time to integrate things as I wish, but simply using the amp onstage with my POD X3 has been a wonderful experience. And the amp by itself sounds absolutely amazing. The Fender setting sounds like a Fender, the Marshall kills, the AC30 is heaven and the Mesa Boogie does what is is supposed to do. I should have gotten this a long time ago. I'm a real human being-guitar player-engineer producer and I have paid for every piece of Line 6 gear I've ever bought, though I do watch out for deals, they don't pay me a dime. You will not go wrong with this amp, unless all you want is to inpress people with it's size or play so loud that you don't need a PA in a coliseum. It sounds amazingly smooth and rich and solid at any volume. Most amps have a sweet spot volume wise where they really sound good. This one sounds great no matter where you set it. You will never find a sweeter, richer, punchier, cleaner, nastier, raunchier, simpler or easier to use amp. And to get a minimum of 4 of the best amps in the world (more actually), well all I can say is "....DUH, this is the one!" But now I've got to buy a case for it!

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome

          By Landon

          from Murfreesboro, TN

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Line 6 DT25 112 1x12 25W Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

            I am blown away by how awesome this amp is. Warm, crisp, clear, with lots of low end too if you want it. By itself it is great - keep in mind the controls respond the way the models I-IV would on that actual amp. With my POD HD500X it is the live sound I've been looking for - with all the versatility I love. The presets will give you an idea but my advice is to make sure everything is up to date with the latest software including the amp and then start your own patch and tweak from there. Don't forget if you are using this with a pod to make sure your POD is setup correctly for that (tons of videos and info online for this) and your patches themselves use the preamp models.

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