POD XT vs POD XT Live

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POD XT vs POD XT Live

Post by lucas » Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:19 am

I'm seeing a lot of used POD XT's for sale at $200-$250.
besides the pedal board, does the XT live have any 'must have' features the 'pod only' version doesn't?
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Post by tonyoci » Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:49 am

XT Live comes with the FX Junkie add on pack. Lots of synths etc. Mostly useless but a couple of cool features.

XT Live has a built in Variax connector which is priceless to me.

I would prefer an XT if it had a Variax connector, just more neat and compact . I think XT has balanced outputs XTL does not.

There may be 1 or 2 minor differences but not much.

Toneport is a better deal for home recording though not for live work of course.
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Post by lucas » Wed Feb 27, 2008 3:29 am

XT Live has a built in Variax connector which is priceless to me.
Is that where you plug in your Rondo guitars? :wink:

Which Variax do you have?
I think XT has balanced outputs XTL does not.
The XLR is a feature of the X3 & X3L but is missing from both the XT & the XTL.
I would prefer an XT if it had a Variax connector, just more neat and compact .
That's why I like it over the XTL as well.
I have toyed with the idea of waiting until people start selling the pocket pods for $50 and just using my A/B switch to jump between two of those.
Now that the X3's have been out for awhile, the used XT's & XTL's have really dropped in price and are more flexible, etc.
Toneport is a better deal for home recording though not for live work of course.
If I was recording straight to a computer I'd definitely consider one.

Are there any 'must have' features on the X3 or X3L missing from the Xt & XTL's?
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Post by tonyoci » Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:38 am

I have a Variax 500

XLR on the X3 is an input. Pod XT has balanced outputs. The X3 XLR does not provide phantom power btw.

X3 supposedly has better sounds and can do two amps at once which can be cool if used well. It has more flexibility for effects routing also, but to me there is no must have's or else I would have one.
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Post by tonyoci » Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:39 am

Actually X3 also has the preamps and bass amps like the Toneport does which might be important if you don't have a Toneport
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Post by lucas » Wed Feb 27, 2008 3:34 pm

I as thinking you had the Variax 300.
What made the 500 worth the extra money?
Pod XT has balanced outputs.
thanks, I missed the 1/4" balanced output blurb and was looking for an XLR connector like the X3 has.
I have other ways to get power to the mic if needed, so no phantom power isn't an issue
X3 also has the preamps and bass amps
that's an excellent point in the X3's favor.
Now I understand why there's no new version of the Bass POD.
not sure how I missed that, but it might worth the extra cost to me for those features.
..there is no must have's or else I would have one.
understood, but what if you didn't have the Toneport, but what if you just had an XT or XTL?
Other than the Variax connector, what does the X3 have over the X3L for you.
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Post by tonyoci » Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:36 pm

X3 over X3L ??

Do you mean X3 over XTL ?

All subjective,

* It's newer
* Dual amping stuff is cool and really can be used well
* XLR and preamps etc could always be useful
* A lot more amp models included
* A lot more presets

I'm not sure exactly what you're asking because I have no plans to buy an X3 at this time, it just doesn't seem worth the extra money.

Regarding Variax 500. It cost me less than the 300 at the time, got a good deal. Every 300 I saw was broken or in a crappy condition. 300 has 3 pickups for the 6 strings, 500 has one pickup per string.

Overall though I just liked the look/feel and price better.
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Post by lucas » Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:56 pm

Do you mean X3 over XTL ?
I meant X3 vs the X3 Live

So, if you didn't have the toneport, just the XTL, would you think about upgrading?
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Post by tonyoci » Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:27 pm

I doubt it. If I didn't have the Toneport I would have other gear doing the same job. X3 is too expensive when you have something already doing the same job. It's not bad if you have nothing already.
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Post by monty » Fri Feb 29, 2008 10:53 pm

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Post by tonyoci » Fri Feb 29, 2008 11:00 pm

monty wrote:Hey T.
Nice to see you around.
Thanks, I've been around a while you just have to look in the more seedy places 8)
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