So I was really excited this morning to discover that the DT25 and DT50 have a firmware update that has just been released!!
DT25 and DT50
Boutique Amp Factory
DT-series amplifiers combine the analog components found in most vintage and modern tube amps with programmable control, giving you a complete boutique amp factory in one convenient package. Co-designed by technology leader Line 6 and tube-amp guru Reinhold Bogner, the DT series defines a new class of amplifier that provides unprecedented versatility.
Free v2.0 Firmware Update
Available as a free download, v2.0 firmware takes your DT amp from four voicings to total flexibility. Create never-before-heard amp tones by pairing any of 30 HD preamps with any combination of dynamic topologies within Reinhold Bogner’s reconfigurable tube power amp.
The dynamic topologies include four negative feedback loop options (tight, loose, zero and resonant), operating class (A/AB), power tube configuration (pentode/triode), 12AX7* (normal/boost), B+ voltage* (phase inverter high/low) and feedback capacitor* (cap X/Y).
You can also configure each voicing with your choice of 12 reverbs, complete with per-channel spillover—and more.
For more info check out:
I’m not really quite sure just yet but it seems to allude to the fact that you can now put in your choice of any of the 30 HD models available in the HD500 into the bank of 4 that you store on your DT… but I’m not too sure about the execution, and whether a control system like HD Edit has been introduced for the DT. It seems like the options are slightly limited since the DT heads only talk MIDI and not USB.
Actually, on second read it appears that you’ll have 8 storable options – each channel will have its own bank of models, e.g. Ch. A you can have 4 set models, while Ch. B you can have another set of models. Flexibility and versatility factor through the roof!
I’ll update it as soon as I can and keep you guys posted!
This document seems to indicate that you can use MIDI to select which amp model you’re using, which means that ALL the HD amp models will now be stored locally within the DT head! Cool!! However, I don’t really use MIDI… so I’m hoping there’ll be some way to “set” which amps default from the control panel, so I can get rid of that pesky low gain Park model and put a juicy high gain Marshall tone in there!