Line 6 Catalyst: New amps, no menus, no screens, just tone!
New amp range featuring Helix technology
Line 6 has just launched a new series of amps under the Catalyst moniker. Each model features the company’s Helix/HX technology, simplified and housed within a combo amplifier format.
Line 6 Catalyst
This brand new Line 6 Catalyst amp range features three dual-channel combo amps that perform like traditional guitar amps, but house the Helix technology. You have a choice between the 200-watt Catalyst 200, the 100-watt Catalyst100, and the smaller, yet still very capable, 60-watt Catalyst 60.
The new amps offer what Line 6 calls six Original Amp Designs, ranging from pristine cleans to modern high-gain, all based on the HX technology. You also get a Boost circuit that has been customised for each amp type, plus a dedicated Reverb section with six reverb types, along with 18 additional effects, an effects loop, a Power Amp input for using Catalyst as a powered speaker, MIDI, and power attenuation options for playing at any volume They also have an XLR line output and a 4-channel USB recording interface built-in.
The brand also offers an optional LFS2 footswitch, and an optional cover to protect your Catalyst combo. This could be a huge seller for Line 6, as it simplifies the Helix system, which may have too many options for some players. It also offers a replacement for the popular DT range, which has been discontinued and was quite popular.
Check out the video demos below to hear the new amp range in action.
More Information on Line 6
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Really poor effects implementation imho.