#1
ok, so ive go myself a Line6 POD X3 and at the moment im just using headphones with it but id like to get some speakers to use with it.

so, any reccommendations?

thanks
#3
The POD X3 can't power anything bigger than headphones on it's own - so you'll need an amp as well as speakers.

There's several ways of doing this...

1) Get a guitar amp (say, a combo), plug the POD into the guitar-input or into the loop's return (in case it has a loop).

2) Get a power-amp for guitar and a guitar cab - dedicated power-amps for guitar are typically high-end, and typically expensive. Such a setup would sound great though.

3) Get any kind of full-range-system, like a keyboard-amp or a PA. This can sound good and if you get a PA, you'll have acquired a very flexible piece of kit - you can not only use it for your POD, but you can also run mics through it or connect bass-preamps, keys, synths, etc. to it.


If money is tight, a small tube amp designed for guitar will be your best shot.
#4
KRK powered monitors are considered to be pretty good. I see Samson Resolv powered monitors in CL every now and then and picked up a pair of 65a's cheap. Depends on your budget and what you are trying to achieve. A good quality older stereo with quality speakers go for a song on CL all the time.

A tube amp with an FX loop is a great setup with the X3. Whatever speakers you get, they will need an amp either built in or separate.
#5
Run your POD into a DAW on your PC/mac and if you have decent monitors (KRK are your best bet)
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#6
ok, thanks for the replys guys. most of what you've said is over my head so i need to do a little research on what you've sugested.

however, whats wrong with hooking up some speakers to the headphone output on the POD?
#8
sorry if what ive said seems stupid, im still getting used to my POD, i heard that i didnt need an amp to use it and it looked like it would get me the tones i wanted without spending loads on pedals and amps and seeing how im not in a band i thought this would be the best option....
#9
Tech 21 makes a powered 1x12 guitar cabinet that may be what your looking for.
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#10
Quote by Robbgnarly
Tech 21 makes a powered 1x12 guitar cabinet that may be what your looking for.


this is looking good, any more products like this?
and what are these products called?
#12
They are the tech 21 Power Engine cabs. They have a 1x12, 2x12 and a 4x10 They start at around $350 USD.
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#13
Quote by rock rocks
could i just not use a powered monitor speaker, or a pair?

In my experiance using Hi-Fi speakers will make you sound like Shite if your not going through some kind of Mixer. ( I have used a amp head with a 1x12 Pa cab ind it was horrible sounding
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#15
A keyboard amp will work fine with your POD
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#16
righty then, so if i get a keyboard amp i WONT need to buy a power amp?...just so im 100% clear?

and for home use will this do, what do u think?

http://www.dolphinmusic.co.uk/product/44370-peavey-kb1-keyboard-amplifier.html#sterling_uk

its a Peavey KB1, basically it has 2 channels, not much of an EQ and an 8" speaker, but if its just to 'amplify' my sound in my room will it do the job and give me a good sound?

thanks for all your help by the way.
#18
Quote by Robbgnarly
In my experiance using Hi-Fi speakers will make you sound like Shite if your not going through some kind of Mixer. ( I have used a amp head with a 1x12 Pa cab ind it was horrible sounding


Thats because its a guitar amp, not an amp modeller
It sounds like that because a typical amplifier relies on the coloration caused by a guitar cab to cut out high end fizz and low end boom. An amp modeller like a POD digitally simulates this. Which is why MFX pedals sound like shit through a guitar amp unless the cab simulation is turned off.


@TS-

Keyboad amp
Poweramp+cab
guitar amp with effects loop
powered monitors
PA


These are your best bet.

EDIT: Yeah the KB1 wil work fine. Im using a KB4 as a matter of fact. Just dont expect it to beat a tube amp in volume. I once had to jam with a guy who was running an X3 into a 65W Twin Reverbs effects loop. My KB was at 7/10, while his fender was just barely 3. Moral of the story- tubes are loud. Hell loud.

A keyboard amp is essentially a miniature PA in combo form. The cab and amp are integrated together. So no, you wont need a separate poweramp and cab.
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#19
Quote by rock rocks

however, whats wrong with hooking up some speakers to the headphone output on the POD?

Nothing long as they're powered speakers. Even crappy 10€ computer speakers would work. Wouldn't sound great though.