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Yamaha THR-10 Modelling Amplifier
  17-Apr-12
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?    Said...

too much quick camera movement

17-Apr-12 03:41 PM


Velocipede    Said...

Nice review, Rich! How does it sound just for ipod playback? Is it as good as a typical "made for iPod" portable speaker setup? If it is any good, this would make it easier to set up in the living room.

17-Apr-12 04:24 PM


Velocipede    Said...

Nice review, Rich! How does it sound just for ipod playback? Is it as good as a typical "made for iPod" portable speaker setup? If it is any good, this would make it easier to set up in the living room.

17-Apr-12 04:45 PM


Amped    Said...

Hi Velocipede! Yes it sounds good for iPod playback, certainly doesn't sound like plugging an iPod into a normal amp. The speaker quality is far better than in most iPod docks, but there is a stereo field effect, which does make your music sound like it has a wider stereo field than it actually does!

17-Apr-12 05:04 PM


Velocipede    Said...

Nice review, Rich! How does it sound just for ipod playback? Is it as good as a typical "made for iPod" portable speaker setup? If it is any good, this would make it easier to set up in the living room.

17-Apr-12 05:41 PM


Velocipede    Said...

Nice review, Rich! How does it sound just for ipod playback? Is it as good as a typical "made for iPod" portable speaker setup? If it is any good, this would make it easier to set up in the living room.

17-Apr-12 06:27 PM


Boris    Said...

Nice review, but I think it failed to mention that the THR also has the ability to store 5 user presets AND when using the USB as an interface, it sends both the wet AND dry signal to the DAW (great for re-amping). I would have loved to hear the direct sound from the headphone jack (as opposed to miking) as I think that's how most people would use it when not utilizing the speakers. All in all, nice job and thank you.

18-Apr-12 03:15 PM


Amped Editor    Said...

Hi Boris. In the review I said there would be a separate review focussing on the THR as an interface. It's all coming mate, don't worry. It's just too much to put into one review, sign of a good product!

I also touch upon all these things in the written part of the review, such as the editor function. Thanks for your comment though, mate.

18-Apr-12 03:57 PM


skyphenomenon    Said...

For not much more, I can buy Amplitube 3. Strictly based on the quality and realism of the modelled sounds, which would be better?

18-Apr-12 06:57 PM


Gianfranco    Said...

Hi, thanks for the review. As regards the Cab Out, I believe the best coupling would be with a PA or with a FRFR system, like the RCF NX12-SMA. You can use the Line Out for the purpose. Like the KPA or the Axe-Fx, the simulation of the interaction between the poweramp and the cab is taken care in software. So, the best service you can make for your THR and yourself would be IMO to amplify it with a linear system. After all, THR's little speakers do are - within their own limits - a FRFR system: just listen to a flac or wav file through them...

18-Apr-12 07:42 PM


gianfranco    Said...

Hi, thanks for the review. As regards the Cab Out, I believe the best coupling would be with a PA or with a FRFR system, like the RCF NX12-SMA. You can use the Line Out for the purpose. Like the KPA or the Axe-Fx, the simulation of the interaction between the poweramp and the cab is taken care in software. So, the best service you can make for your THR and yourself would be IMO to amplify it with a linear system. After all, THR's little speakers do are - within their own limits - a FRFR system: just listen to a flac or wav file through them...

18-Apr-12 07:43 PM


gianfranco    Said...

Hi, thanks for the review. As regards the Cab Out, I believe the best coupling would be with a PA or with a FRFR system, like the RCF NX12-SMA. You can use the Line Out for the purpose. Like the KPA or the Axe-Fx, the simulation of the interaction between the poweramp and the cab is taken care in software. So, the best service you can make for your THR and yourself would be IMO to amplify it with a linear system. After all, THR's little speakers do are - within their own limits - a FRFR system: just listen to a flac or wav file through them...

18-Apr-12 07:44 PM


Nick B    Said...

We talked to the folks on the Yamaha stand at Musik Messe and they were taking the headphone output into the PA - obviously would be better to get an impedance matching thing in there somewhere for best results. But the h/p is the only way out of the THR, apart from the USB.

19-Apr-12 09:41 AM


Gianfranco    Said...

Sorry for the multiple post, the system is apparently not clear about when the post is actually sent/received... Yes, the h/p out feeding an active cab should work better than any guitar cab. If something has to be added, I'd rather say add a "real" Line Out. No sense in driving a guitar cab IMO :)

19-Apr-12 08:15 PM


Amped    Said...

There is a point if you already own a 2x12 you adore the sound of! :)

20-Apr-12 03:12 AM


Gianfranco    Said...

I feel you Amped, but what you adore IMO is an actual *amp* through your 2x12, not - let's say - your home stereo, don't you? X) The THR's sound is just not meant for a guitar cab, because all the non-linearities we happen to love in guitar sound are already taken care of in software. IOW, the cab is already *in* the sound. It would be like mic-ing a guitar cab and listening to the mic through another guitar amp.

Try it in your PA, and you'll be amazed by it!

20-Apr-12 02:00 PM


JCS    Said...

Do you know of any reason why I couldn't use the THR10 as an interface and run into my laptop using an older version of ProTools? Thanks.

02-Jan-13 01:26 PM


Amped Bot    Said...

Hi JCS,

It depends which version of Pro Tools. Which version is it?

25-Jan-13 11:47 PM


Richard    Said...

This amp is a ridiculously good value. I used it recently at a small gig (solo electric). It killed through 2 SM57s. Can't say this would work in a band setting, but it sure worked for me. I've been playing through a '65 Princeton Reverb for years. No more.

20-Jul-13 10:32 AM


KJSFA    Said...

Is it better to mic the THR10, or simply take the line out for direct recording?

If cabinet simulation is already factored into the signal, what's the point of using a real mic?

24-Feb-14 07:31 AM


KJSFA    Said...

Is it better to mic the THR10, or simply take the line out for direct recording?

If cabinet simulation is already factored into the signal, what's the point of using a real mic?

24-Feb-14 07:31 AM


greenm01    Said...

Is it better to mic the THR10, or simply take the line out for direct recording?

If cabinet simulation is already factored into the signal, what's the point of using a real mic?

24-Feb-14 07:32 AM


Shonita    Said...

Hi, I was wondering which version you would go for for your archtop? The vanilla ten or the 10c? I wasn't so keen on the clean sound, but it's really fun chugging dirty on an elegant archtop?

09-Jun-14 08:55 AM


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