Uses for Cabsim-loaded headphone out

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Uses for Cabsim-loaded headphone out

Post by ptmartins » Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:29 am

Hi everyone!

This is my first time posting here. I recently got an Orange Crush Bass 50, which I love. I am a bit sad about it not having a balanced DI out, though (I already knew only the 100 comes with this feature). So I started wondering about how good the cabsim-loaded headphone out is. I guess the best way to tell is to try, which I have, but I would still like to hear an expert opinion on whether this is technically a good option for:

1) recording straight into an audio interface?
2) sending to PA in a live situation?

Basically, my question is: is the difference between a cabsim-loaded headphone out and a DI out the fact one is balanced and the other is not (at least in this series), or is there something else that would make the headphone out a subpar source?

Thanks!
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Re: Uses for Cabsim-loaded headphone out

Post by jontheid » Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:53 am

The headphone out with cab-sim should be fine for home recording.
The trouble with using a headphone out in a live situation is that whenever you plug something into the headphone socket the amp speaker is disconnected, so the amp itself is quiet.

The Crush Bass 50 also has a line output. You could use this to go straight into a mixing desk.

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Re: Uses for Cabsim-loaded headphone out

Post by ptmartins » Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:00 am

Yes; I guess live a DI would make more sense than a muted amp...
But good to know it's good for home recording.

Also, just to clarify: the Crush Bass 50 does not have a line out. The Crush Bass 100 is the only one in this series that offers that feature.
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Re: Uses for Cabsim-loaded headphone out

Post by jontheid » Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:40 pm

Arrgh, that's really annoying, because the CRUSH PIX CR50BXT bass amp does! Forgive me.

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Re: Uses for Cabsim-loaded headphone out

Post by ptmartins » Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:14 pm

Tell me about it... it's definitely a way of making you go for the 100 if you're undecided and really want a di out... on the other hand, it has an fx loop, which I could well do without :D
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