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Started by mchad, January 20, 2016, 06:12:05 PM
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Quote from: CBHScott on September 10, 2016, 06:41:02 AMIt seems to me that maybe the cabinet on the 50 is TOO large, and contributes to the woofy tone. If you look at the proportions between the 25 and 50, the 50 seems abnormally and proportionally large (or, maybe the 25 is abnormally/proportionally too small? .
QuoteCompare these to the Mustangs/Vypyrs/Voxes/Spiders, where the cabs seems to be in proportion as the speakers get larger.
Quote from: CBHScott on September 10, 2016, 06:48:58 AMI am not a Blackstar fan in general, but if I was to get a Blackstar, I would go with the ID TVPs. I have played through both a 15 and a 30, and both sounded really good - that TVP tone is very tubey-sounding. IMO, though, stay away from anything in the ID Core series - sound like crap and have iffy QC.
Quote from: snhirsch on September 10, 2016, 07:16:17 AMThe point of a sealed cabinet is to load the speaker acoustically by interacting with the natural resonance. In order to have a predictable effect, the cabinet cannot introduce any spurious resonance of its own. The Code 50 cabinet has a flimsy pressboard back panel that vibrates like a drum head at its own characteristic frequency, giving the cabinet a very low Q-factor. I don't know if this is completely to blame for the muddy low end, but it certainly isn't helping.Those are all open-back units, so it's not really an apples-to-apples comparison.
QuoteFound a pic of the code 50 , someone already put in a spacer/gasket but you can see where the fart noise comes from when you turn the volume up.
Quote from: Elantric on August 16, 2016, 02:19:24 PMFresh out of the box - bulk of the factory presets exhibit bright buzzy sounds with poor articulation on the low strings.But the Bluetooth iPhone control works great, and with careful re-programming this amp can work OK.although I feel a Cube-40/80 or Mustang III V2 has better dynamic range and fewer digital artifacts during note decayThe Marshall Code A/D / D/A Dynamic range matches its price point i.e. its similar to a Peavey Vypyr VIP2 - might actually get better / broader sounds with a VIP2.The CODE's Pitch shifter is a can of bees - no substitute for a Eventide H9 here !The Pitch shifter and most FX in Mustang III V2 are superior and some are Stereo - compared to the Mono FX only in the CODE.Also the Marshall CODE Gateway IOS Music Player Plays music in Stereo to the CODE's Headphone output - but would not play many of my iTunes songs, despite most being purchased via iTunes (maybe a DRM issue)You do get what you pay for--Had more play time with my Marshall Code 50.This time I used my Gibson Les Paul CS8, and I had a much better tone and better midrange compared to my Reverend Warhawk with P90's It does deliver many classic Marshall sounds - but its full of background noise
Quote from: snhirsch on January 18, 2018, 12:04:26 PMThat saga more or less parallels my experience with the CODE 50, although I didn't have it long enough to bother with tech support or remote connectivity. In about 4 hours of playing I couldn't even get close to a useful sound. Between resonance from the masonite back panel on low notes and the can-o-bees on the top end, it just wasn't going to happen.Agree with all the points on the Katana, which I purchased several weeks later.