1×12 speaker systems combine choice of neutral-sounding Flat Mode or Speaker Modeling with custom drivers to give real amp-in-the-room feel for modelers
CALABASAS, Calif.— April 11, 2018 — Line 6® today introduced the Powercab™ 112 and Powercab 112 Plus active guitar speaker systems, which deliver authentic “amp-in- the-room” look, sound, and feel when paired with any amp modeler, preamp, or amp- simulation pedal.
Guitarists can use Flat Mode to reproduce the sound of their modeler’s presets with a wide frequency range and the punch of a real guitar speaker, or bypass their modeler’s speaker cabinet emulation and use Line 6’s new Speaker Modeling technology to swap in models of any of six classic and boutique loudspeaker drivers. The speaker models range from the hard-rocking Green (based on the Celestion Greenback speaker) to the funky Bayou (based on the Eminence Swamp Thang).
Whichever option a user chooses, genuine guitar cabinet sound and feel come from the Powercab speaker system’s powerful, 250-watt power amp and custom hybrid coaxial 12-inch speaker, designed to have a neutral, wide-range frequency response (70 Hz-20 kHz) for Flat Mode, and a lightweight cone to deliver the fast transient response that typifies guitar speakers.
Speaker Modeling is the latest innovation from the company that first introduced amp modeling more than 20 years ago. While speaker cabinet emulation has become commonplace, Powercab 112 systems are the first to offer models of speaker drivers themselves.
Guitarists love the flexibility and tone of modelers, but many also want to keep the visceral experience, sound, and physicality of playing through an authentic guitar cabinet with a 12-inch speaker rather than plug into a P.A. Powercab speaker systems offer guitarists the best of all worlds: modeling technology played through an actual amp, plus a selection of several classic guitar speakers to choose from.
explains Line 6 founder and co- president Marcus Ryle.
Powercab 112 and 112 Plus systems are made for gigging. Powercabs are constructed to withstand the rigors of the road, while weighing a mere 35 pounds (16 kgs), and their highly efficient amplifiers produce up to 125dB Peak SPL—enough volume to fill a small club or medium-sized venue. Their uniquely curved plywood construction provides a rigid structure, while foldout kickstands facilitate angled backline placement or use as an angled floor monitor. They also have XLR outputs featuring optimized microphone emulation for direct connection to a P.A.
The Powercab 112 Plus adds many advanced features, such as a 2-inch LCD, 128 user preset locations, MIDI In/Out, AES/EBU digital I/O, an L6 LINKTM, a USB audio interface, and a multipurpose second input. Users can select the type and distance of a virtual mic on the speaker model. Loading up to 128 third-party speaker cabinet impulse responses (IRs) is also an option, allowing users even greater tone-crafting flexibility.
Powercab 112 was engineered to deliver superb results with any modeler, but, as one would expect, it is the perfect sonic complement to Line 6 Helix® guitar processors, completing the chain from guitar input to guitar speaker.
Pricing & Availability
Powercab 112 ($839.99 MSRP) and Powercab 112 Plus ($1119.99 MSRP) will be available worldwide in Q2 of 2018. Learn more at line6.com/powercab
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For over two decades, Line 6 has created products that empower modern musicians to create, perform, and record in ways they never thought possible. Line 6 products are feature-rich, easy to use, and leverage groundbreaking digital technology that inspires musicians to achieve their full creative potential. With a long history of firsts, Line 6 has a proven track record of creating category-defining products—from the first modeling amplifier to POD®, Spider® amps, Variax® guitars, Relay® digital wireless, AMPLIFi®, and more. Recently, the Line 6 Helix® family of guitar processors has received numerous accolades and awards, including the Guitar World “Platinum Award”, the Premier Guitar “Premier Gear Award”, and the Guitar Player “Editors’ Pick” award.
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