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Laney IRT-X 200W RMS Powered Expansion Guitar Cabinet

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The IRT-X is not an extension cabinet “ its a 200W RMS powered extension cabinet. The key is “ Electro- Mechanical Reactive Linking (ERL).Unlike an e...Click To Read More About This Product

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More punch, power, dynamics, highs, lows, clarity and definition for your guitar.

The IRT-X is not an extension cabinet “ its a 200W RMS powered extension cabinet. The key is “ Electro- Mechanical Reactive Linking (ERL).

Unlike an extension cabinet “ which sits after your output section, the IRT-X sits between your amp's output section and your amp's speaker and cleverly mimics the response characteristics of your onboard speaker. Unlike most guitar speakers, which are commonly rolled off above 4kHz, the IRT-X houses a high-quality flat response 8" driver and a 1" compression driver. As soon as you connect the IRT-X, your guitar tone has the capability for far more highs and lows, which means more tone.

Used in its most straightforward application, the IRT-X gives you more of your tone, and since its your tone what better than to use it as your own personal guitar monitor on stage “ every gigging musician has run into problems hearing themselves on stage.

Your Tone On Stage
The IRT-X gives you the solution to hearing your own tone on stage. Better tone that you can hear - it's a win-win situation. But for the player who wants a little more “ the IRT-X has a few tricks up its sleeve.

The Best Signal Path
Guitar players love effects but sometimes they can get in the way of your tone “ the best tone is the simplest tone. For this reason, the IRT-X houses a stereo FX loop.

Wet/Dry

Plug your effects into the IRT-X and you get all the benefit of your unadulterated guitar tone “ with effects only in the IRT-X giving you a Wet/Dry setup.

When More Really Does Mean More
The IRT-X can be scaled up to fit even the biggest rigs. With two IRT-Xs, you can run true W/D/W rigs with amazing sonic implications. It's like Sonic 3-D! The IRT-X has a super compact footprint which means you can have a massive sound on even the smallest stage.

Onstage Miking
Miking the IRT-X is simple. The IRT-X comes equipped with an XLR DI out which can be sent directly to the PA and provides either a completely dry signal, or can be cabinet emulated “ with or without FX.

Emulation options include Dry, 1x12 or 4x12, so there is no need to use a mic and stand, which on a tight stage is great news. The onboard DI also means you get the same great tone night after night, venue after venue “ no more relying on mic placements.

DSP Modelling Setup
The use of high-tech modelling setups requires some specific considerations when it comes to amplification. The IRT-X is ideally suited to pairing with a modelling processor or DSP based DAW package as the IRT-X has a completely flat, full-range frequency response. This means your carefully modelled signal path in not re-EQd during the amplification process.

FEATURES
  • Power: 200 Watts RMS ICE Power
  • Inputs: XLR/Jack Combi Inputs
  • Drivers: High-quality flat response 8" bass driver + high-quality 1 Compression driver
  • Cab Design: Offset trapizoidal - upright or monitor orientation
  • FX Loops: Stereo FX loop
  • DI Socket: Balanced DI output with source switching
  • EQ: Master, Treble & Bass EQ
  • Line In: Jack
  • Aux IN: Mini Jack
  • Cab Emulation: Switchable Cabinet Emulation- None, 1 x 12, 4 x 12
  • Pole Stand Fitting

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LaneyIRT-X 200W RMS Powered Expansion Guitar Cabinet
 
5.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good audio (5)
  • Compact (4)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

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  • Home studio (5)
  • Performances (4)
  • Amateur recording (3)
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5.0

Wet Dry Wet guitar Bliss, and more......

By Stiner

from NC

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • VERY Versatile

Cons

  • A little pricey

Best Uses

  • Events
  • Home Studio
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording

Comments about Laney IRT-X 200W RMS Powered Expansion Guitar Cabinet:

Wow! very nice versatile product.
So, you have your guitar sound and setup perfected. Great guitars, great amps (tube or solid state) and all your effects and pedals situated. You've spent years perfecting your guitar sound. You are otherwise completely happy with the sound of your setup. Along comes Laney with the cherry on the icing with these "flat response" beauties. ---- sounds like i work for Laney doesn't it? I don't though, but I' am a fan of Laney Tube Amps.

Let me tell you how i use these.
I have a Laney Lionheart 20w class A pumping two 2x12 Celestion cabs. Head plugs to a 4 ohm hotplate attenuation and out to my cabs. I have 2 of the IRT-X's Left /Right fed by an available cabinet out from Laney Head. My delay and reverb go through one of IRT-x effects Loop (send / return). This gives me a Wet Dry Wet setup. It really does open up new sounds given the flat freq response from the IRT's. The result is a more full sound. Great product by Laney. Also, I plug my acoustic amp into direct in (works great)! Haven't tried playing backing tracks through it yet. Has limitless connection options. Defiantly a keeper.

 
5.0

EXCELLENT!!

By BluesGuitarist

from Palm coast, florida

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Laney IRT-X 200W RMS Powered Expansion Guitar Cabinet:

    I bought this to compliment my Fractal AX8...it's perfect for rehearsal, playing quietly at home...I haven't used it live yet but I have plugged it in to my Dr. Z Best cab (loaded with a greenback and a creamback) and it had PLENTY of volume! Initially it sounded a little dark and bassy to me, but once I cut back the bass and increased the treble slightly it sounded perfect. One good thing is that the tone controls are active, so you get a boost or a cut of frequencies. One handy feature is that you can plug your MP3 player and play along to backing tracks...it's just packed with great features for a decent price compared to the Friedman or mission equivalents ( both Over 3 times the price)

    Overall a great little tool for amplifying your modeler! Very light, versatile and convenient...about the same width as the fractal AX8...for the price it's a bargain

     
    5.0

    The perfect guitar cabinet!

    By Tc

    from Blm

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Laney IRT-X 200W RMS Powered Expansion Guitar Cabinet:

      I play keyboards and guitar in a band.I set up next to the lead guitarist in my band.He has an old Mesa, and it's loud.l run my Laney fit rack tube head into this.I was getting a hum through the DI on my rack head,so I used the DI in the Irt X and flipped the ground lift and the noise was gone.I now have plenty of volume right where I can hear it.It sounds great, and could be used in any guitar set-up.

       
      5.0

      Works great with modeling software

      By Bill T.

      from Knoxville, TN

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Use with modeling software

        Comments about Laney IRT-X 200W RMS Powered Expansion Guitar Cabinet:

        Guitar is strictly a hobby for me, but I still obsess over how my guitar sounds. I sold my last tube amp (Carvin MTS 3212) because it was just too loud, even though it sounded great. I bought Amplitube software and a Focusrite Scarlett 2 interface and used my headphones. I missed the "live" sound you get from a speaker. I tried the output of the Scarlett into a small guitar amp and my stereo, but still wasn't satisfied. I saw the Laney IRT-X on a couple of websites and it seemed be what I wanted.

        I have a really simple set up - output of the Scarlett into the two effects returns in IRT using balanced cables. Works like a champ. No noise and I can get the sounds I want to hear. I try to play at a low level, so I use the bass and treble on the amp or in Amplitube to keep it full. I play mostly "clean," but the Marshall emulations work well (Red Pig is my favorite).

        I have run my iPOD through the AUX input and it works great. A sub would be needed to get the super low stuff, but it works fine. I also tried the output into a separate 1X12 cabinet which was great as well.

        There are other features I haven't tried, so I can't comment on them. For me, this has been just was I was looking for.

        Service and delivery comments:

        The IRT was on back order when I ordered it. I guess the shipment arrived early, but because the IRT showed up at my place before it was due to arrive at Musicians Friend.

         
        5.0

        multi-purpose and funcional

        By Hunterguitar

        from Fredricksville, MD

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Laney IRT-X 200W RMS Powered Expansion Guitar Cabinet:

          Wow, this is perfect for two things:
          1. using with my Fractal and my pod pro for a powered speaker. plenty of juice and sound is great.
          2. using with my old Champ I now have a vintage amp that I can use without altering but with this added gets me a louder speaker, a direct out with speaker sim, and an effects loop. this is the biggest deal for me as the Strymon sounds better in the loop than in front and now I have a loop on my Champ!
          Killer feature!

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