Looks like it’s official! A few weeks ago I heard rumours of this, and saw some new items posted on a German/Dutch website… but now Line 6 have announced it themselves! The new incarnation of the HD500, with increased processing power and little pro touches like backlit footswitches.
Existing HD500 users – is this enough to make you jump ship!? Come have your say here: http://forum.sixstringsamurai.co.nz/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=165
Official info follows:
POD® HD500 is the best-selling multi-effects floorboard*—and now POD HD500X gives you even more power to define your sound. It’s the ultimate tone palette, whether you want to re-create classics or go somewhere new. And thanks to HD technology, POD HD500X provides the depth, character and touch nuance to inspire your creativity in the studio or on stage. So if you’ve never experienced the flagship of the POD family, now’s the time to check out POD HD500X.
- World-class collection of HD amps for unmatched depth and touch response
- The most powerful combination of dynamic DSP and flexible routing options in its class, so you can define your sound
- Assignable, pro-grade, backlit footswitches that you can see from anywhere on stage
- The command center for any guitar setup including the Line 6 Dream Rig—the only system that can be virtually any rig
More here: http://line6.com/podhd500x/