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Discussion in 'Modeling Amps, Plugins and Apps' started by Mick Sullivan, Sep 19, 2019.
more importantly THR30 wireless
A THR30... thet would be the only thing that would make me think on changing my old THR10
appears they have listened
I have the THR10C and a Line 6 G10 Relay Wireless so I’m not upgrading to the new one.
The THR10II Wireless has 15 new sounds, rechargeable battery, and Bluetooth for $449. It looks like the G10 receiver will cost extra. Not available until the end of the year according to Guitarworld.
THR30 wireless is $499
Going to have to strongly compare it to the katana air now...
I have a wireless Yamaha too, 800C. Only used batteries. Lol.
Actually that looks cool. It's nice to see the UI is basically the same and they didn't mess up a good thing (simple but effective) there. Hopefully it sounds just as good. Interesting they are dropping the 5 version and adding a big brother, since these are supposed to be dedicated low-volume amps / stereos.
I know what I'll be replacing my 10C with when I wear it out.
IM very interested in this kind of new tech... stereo little amps.
Very cool to practice, travel and play electric guitar. my only fear is if they sound like a ss amp.
I enjoy my THRC very much. It IS a SS amp, so by definition, it sounds like a SS amp. It also happens to sound incredibly good for its size, cost and feature set.
I've had my THR5 since... 2013? It's a great little amp IMO. I also owned a THR100H for a while but sold it. It wasn't what I needed although it sounded great.
I think the THR30 is what people expected when Yamaha hinted a new THR product that turned out to be the THR100. The question is if those little speakers will keep up in a band setting and also, is it really 30 watts? The THR100 is specced at 100 watts but is around 40-50 in reality.
I see line outs but no mentioning of external speaker output.
Sweet! I just plucked courage to get a THR-10. I can hold off for the II version when it rolls out. Seems like there’s everything to gain and nothing to lose from the upgraded model. I’ll probably get the BT version, but I don’t imagine needing the Line-6 model(s).
I've been gigging with the same wireless gizmo, the Line 6 G10T transmitter, albeit with a Line 6 Spider V 120W amp. Cost me $100 and well worth it. Easy to charge, easy to switch the transmitter between instruments - I often gig with 2 or 3 insts, no cables.
The big question is why put the 30 watt version in the same little box with the same tiny speakers?
A 30 or 40 watt 2 x 8 would have sold boatloads.
The argument that the THRs do one thing only went out the window when Yamaha released the THR100.
I would have settled gladly for two 5" to 6" drivers. The Line Out is an improvement. The built-in Wireless receiver I don't need; how faraway is someone going to sit from it with 2 x 3.5" drivers to require wireless capability? 25 to 50 feet across the room? It is one of those decisions that increases the cost, with a feature that I didn't ask for, and serves no practical purpose except to make me buy more unnecessary gear like the Line6 GT10 transmitter. Not! I am going to be cabled up. A footswitch would have been really useful but that is excluded.
That said, I preordered one. It has all the modelled amps that I could conceivably use. I like what I hear. Now for Yamaha to make one in RED!
My THRII was delivered yesterday and it's really nice. I got the base model 20w. It's compact but sounds way bigger than I feel like it should. The Bluetooth makes it an ideal practice amp and it seems to take analog pedals well too. The preset sounds are all good. I'll have to plug my GT-001 into it soon to see how it takes the Boss digital stuff.
The best part of it is that my wife thinks it looks cool so it gets to live in the living room. That means more play/practice time since I don't have to go to the basement to noodle around with sound.
Did you own one of the originals? Curious to hear that comparison since I had (and sold) both a THR5 and 10C, preferring the $99 Champion 20 for a small home volume modeling amp.
I briefly had a THR5 original. It was so long ago that I don't remember much about it except that I liked it but didn't feel it was a keeper. This one sounds bigger, but it's a 20w. This one sounds really good! I still prefer to play through my Marshall or my Roland 405, but this one is perfect for noodling and practicing upstairs and it really does sound GOOD. It's incredibly easy to dial in a good sound and the Bluetooth is a big deal for me since I can play along to music or backing tracks easily. Since they just arrived in stores, I'd imagine that someone will do a side by side comparison soon. I'm curious about that myself. I can see it moving up the practice amp food chain as I get more used to it.
I think the "third" amp still holds although this is creeping in on a legit practice amp/second amp. It just works and sounds good. It's also the ideal office amp. If someone doesn't gig or play with others, they would probably be happy. Even then, it could be used to DI into the sound system if one wanted to. I haven't tapped into the direct out or software yet, but those features may be a big deal to others.
It also works as a Bluetooth music player and sounds good.
Having a decent amp nearby that sounds great at low volume is awesome. It may not produce ear bleed volume, but it gets up to an uncomfortable volume. It looks nice enough to stay in rooms that wifey would object to something that looks like a typical guitar amp if that's an issue for anyone. Harmony in the household is good. Being able to grab a guitar and practice without changing locations is good too.
How is the THR10II volume wise? I was about to buy a THR10C as I live in a condo, but it sounds like the 10II has more options; just wondering if it still comes through well at low volumes given it is 20W instead of the 10W for the 10C.