Has anyone upgraded from POD 2.0 to a POD XT ?

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Member Since: Apr 03, 2002

Can you tell me some of your reflections on the differences between the two? Was it that much of an upgrade and worth it?

Also i'm not sure of this but is the pod's sample rate 44khz (cd quality?)

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Since: Aug 17, 2005

Aug 23, 2005 07:36 pm

I had a 2.0 and i've used an XT. Don't waste your time or money on a 2.0, it's terrible sounding (to me). i'd spring for the xt, it's way more versetile and has way more features.

Since: Apr 03, 2002

Aug 23, 2005 07:49 pm

yeah, i'm about to pick up a used XT for 150$ from some local guy.

ive been using Behringer V-amp for ages and have grown tired of the tone it produces. so I'm guessing anything will be an upgrade for me.

of course if I had my way i'd mic up a nice tube amp at full blast. But then i'd get evicted from my apartment shortly after

Since: Apr 03, 2002

Aug 23, 2005 08:38 pm

I have the XT Pro, had 1.0 and played with 2.0 a lot...XT is far and away the best sounding, plus add on models are great, WAY more routing options...it's awesome...so is the Bass POD xt...

Since: Apr 03, 2002

Aug 23, 2005 08:40 pm

DB are there different versions of the XT? like how pod had 1.0 and a 2.0

is there a XT 1.0 and 2.0?

Since: Apr 03, 2002

Aug 23, 2005 08:43 pm

xt is kinda like 3.0, just the next version. I like the fact the xt has USB...that alone make it rock...the usability of the POD xt is improved as well, plus, the models are re-made for xt, listen to the same model from 20 and xt side by side...BIG differences...especially in the rude, dirty rock guitars...


Aug 23, 2005 10:29 pm

the xt rox!! you can really, i mean "really" tweak to your taste.. or you can download zillions of tones that someone else has super tweaked. ive messed around with the tonelab and i use to own the boss gt-6 and the xt models sound alot better.

on a tangent, i recently purchased the rifftracker program, it has become the program of choice for my multitracking, its got instant drummers built in (and ofcourse you can purchase more)that just make recording fun, i really cant explain why its different than loading up drum loops, but it is..!

im also trying guitar port online, talk about a blast, i pulled an all nighter with headphones the day i signed up.

anyhow go for the xt, youll love it

Since: Apr 03, 2002

Aug 24, 2005 11:46 am

well I picked up the XT yesterday and plugged it in. Didn't have much time to play around w/ it but from what I noticed, it feels a lot sturdier and better quality in general than the Behringer V-amp. I appreciate the LCD it has and details it displays.

One thing I noticed was that the XT's Mesa Rectifier model was refreshingly similar to the real amp (I used to own a Dual rectifier triple channel 100w). Way more accurate than behringer's.

Only thing that I couldn't quite achieve w/ it yet, was a wide and more juicy fat tone. It seemed like most of the distortions sounded really Sharp and cutting and a lil on the thin side even w/ a lil EQ'ing. Might be my Mic placement in the A.I.R/CAB setting though.

I'll have to play w/ it more. But I feel like I got it at a bargain so i'm not too concerned even if I end up not liking it.

Since: Apr 03, 2002

Aug 24, 2005 11:48 am

try some different cabinet models...they make a big diff, I love me the greenbacks...

Since: Apr 03, 2002

Aug 24, 2005 01:48 pm

DB, you have the XT PRo rackmount version correct? If I recal correctly that has 96khz 24b ins and outs. Where as the Kidney bean version XT only does 48khz 20b. Is this correct? and have you tried the kidney bean version.

did you notice any quality differences between the two?

Since: Apr 03, 2002

Aug 24, 2005 01:52 pm

Not sure stupe, I think the kidney bean has 24 bit D/A as well....

The 1.0 I had was the kidney bean, the 2.0 I have played with is a kidney bean, and Noize2u has an XT kidney bean...sound quality, no not a difference IU don't think, I just hate the kidney beans, if I have an option to rack it up, I take that option...plus the rack mount models have a BUNCH more signal routing options.

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