Line 6 Powercab 212 Plus Guitar Amp
The Powercab 212 Plus active stereo guitar speaker system was specifically designed for use with professional modelers. Your amplification and speaker system is responsible for at least half of your tone and also determines how your rig feels and responds to your playing—so why play through anything incapable of making your modeler sound as true to your intended tone as possible? Powercab 212 Plus looks, sounds, and responds like a guitar cab because it is a guitar cab—though not an ordinary guitar cab.
If you are happy with your modeler’s onboard cabinet models and just want to hear the sound of your presets amplified, simply connect your modeler to Powercab 212 Plus, select Flat mode, and play. Custom lightweight neodymium coaxial speakers with high-frequency compression drivers provide the the benefits of a full-range, flat-response (FRFR) speaker system—but with the fast transient response of guitar speakers, resulting in a more authentic and familiar feel.
Alternatively, bypassing the cabinet models in your presets and switching to Speaker Modeling mode on the Powercab 212 Plus enables you to take advantage of 12 proprietary onboard speaker models—which are not the same as either cabinet models or impulse responses—for a more organic “amp-in-the-room” playing experience. Modeled speakers range from classics such as “Greenback” and “Blue Bell” to modern designs, and may be mixed or matched. And because Powercab 212 Plus is a stereo amp, ping-pong delays, expansive reverbs, spacious modulation effects, and even dual-amp setups will sound the way you intend them to be heard.
Additional features include a rugged-yet-lightweight plywood cabinet with flip-out kickstands, a 2-inch LCD, 128 user preset locations, XLR direct outputs, MIDI In/Out, AES/EBU and L6 LINK I/O, a multipurpose second input, and a USB audio interface. Third-party IRs may also be loaded and saved within presets.
- Choice of Flat (FRFR) or Speaker Modeling modes
- Choice of 12 onboard Speaker Models (+ IR loading)
- Plays your stereo presets in stereo not mono
- 500-watt stereo amplifier (2 x 250 watts) delivers up to 131dB SPL
- Lightweight 12" neodymium coaxial speakers with high-frequency compression drivers and robust 2" voice coils
- 70Hz-20kHz neutral frequency response in Flat mode
- 128 Presets configurable for Flat, Speaker Modeling, or IR mode
- MIDI In/Out, AES/EBU I/O, L6 LINK, USB audio interface
Flat response mode
In Flat mode, Powercab 212 Plus delivers a neutral frequency response from 70Hz to 20kHz with plenty of headroom. Guitarists enjoy all the benefits of a full-range, flat-response (FRFR) speaker system—but while playing through guitar speakers rather than the usual thicker-coned P.A. speakers, resulting in a more authentic and familiar feel. Just plug any modeler into Powercab 212 Plus, select Flat mode, and play.
Custom guitar speakers
The custom coaxial speakers in Powercab 212 Plus have lightweight neodymium frames and feature lightweight cones and high-frequency compression drivers, delivering the extended range of P.A. speakers, but with the punch and dynamic response of guitar speakers—a design that increases the authenticity of the sound and response of the 12 onboard Speaker Models.
Speaker modeling mode and IR loading
Speaker Modeling mode enables guitarists to access 12 onboard classic and modern Speaker Models—not the same as cabinet models or impulse responses—for a more organic “amp-in-the-room” playing experience. Simply bypass the cab model in the modeler’s preset, switch to Speaker Modeling mode on the Powercab 212 Plus, and select from the 12 onboard speaker types. You can swap out speakers with the press of a button—rather than the twist of a screwdriver—and even mix-and-match different speaker types. Third-party cabinet IRs may also be loaded into Powercab 212 Plus and saved into any of the 128 presets, providing additional tone-crafting options. Using either the onboard Speaker Models or 3rd-party IRs frees up DSP in the modeler that may be used for additional amps and effects.
Stereo & dual mono
Why play your stereo presets in mono? Powercab 212 Plus lets you hear ping-pong delays, expansive reverbs, full-spectrum flange and chorus, panning effects, and other stereo sounds the way that you intend them to be heard—critical when performing ambient, shoegaze, chillwave, and other styles that rely on widescreen musical soundscapes. Powercab 212 Plus can also be run in dual-mono mode, letting you pair, say, a high-gain British amp on one side and a bluesy American amp on the other, each matched with the appropriate—or an inappropriate—Speaker Model.
Unlike many FRFR speaker systems, the Powercab 212 Plus is constructed of wood rather than plastic, and tuned like a traditional guitar cabinet for enhanced acoustic resonance. And while built to withstand the rigors of the road it weighs only 47.6 lbs (21.59 kg), making it considerably lighter than most FRFR cabs. Additionally, foldout kickstands enable the Powercab 212 Plus to be angled up toward the player, and an optional heavy duty cover is available.
Powercab 212 Plus features AES/EBU connectivity. Connecting it to any modeler equipped with AES/EBU capabilities reduces both latency and noise levels by avoiding the necessity of digital to analog conversion. There’s also a L6 LINK port for connecting Powercab 212 Plus directly to Helix modelers.
The ultimate cab for Helix
Although Powercab 212 Plus was engineered to deliver superb results with any modeler, it is the perfect sonic complement to Line 6 Helix guitar processors, completing the chain from guitar input to guitar speaker. Combining a Helix with Powercab 212 Plus via L6 LINK multiplies the power of both, resulting in a state-of-the-art, professional rig that can handle any musical situation.
|Amplifier Type||Digital Modeling|
|Amplifier Format||Speaker Cabinet|
|Amplifier Application||Electric Guitar|
|Amp Models||12 onboard Speaker Models (+ IR loading)|
|Audio Inputs||Right/AUX + Left/MONO Dual XLR/1/4" combo jacks|
|Audio Outputs||Right + Left/MONO XLR|
|EQ||Full range or flat response|
|Product Weight||47.60 lbs|
|Unique Features||MIDI In/Out, AES/EBU I/O, L6 LINK, USB audio interface|
Line 6 Limited Warranty
Please be aware that your warranty is only valid in the region where you purchased your unit. For instance, if you buy your unit in Germany, then you must have the unit serviced in Germany, or within that region. If you live in South America, you will be interacting with the distributor for the country that you live in. It is for this reason that Line 6 recommends that you always buy your unit locally.
You will need to present your original, dated proof of purchase to have any warranty work performed at any Line 6 Authorized Service Center for repair.
General Warranty Periods
36 month parts and labor warranty:
12 month parts and labor warranty:
All amplifiers, including speakers
Helix family of products (extended warranty details below)
AMPLIFi family of products
Firehawk family of products
BackTrack/BackTrack + Mic
FBV Controller pedals
POD units (except Pocket Pod and Pocket Pod Express)
Line 6 Branded Wireless Products
Stompbox modeler pedals
ToneCore Pedals (Module AND Dock purchased together as one unit)
Variax instruments (one-year parts and labor for electronics and a limited lifetime warranty on wood)
90 days parts and labor warranty:
MIDI Mobilizer I/II
Mobile Keys 25/49
Pocket POD and Pocket POD Express
ToneCore Docks (purchased individually)
ToneCore Modules (purchased individually)
POD Studio GX, UX1, UX2 and KB37
Variax Workbench Interface
All Power Amp and Preamp Tubes
Any refurbished (B-Stock) Line 6 product
90 day warranty:
EX-1 Expression Pedal
All Line 6-Branded Accessories that are purchased separately, including power supplies, amp covers, custom carry bags
30 day return period:
Add-on software licenses (except iLok)
Helix Extended Warranty
Customers who purchased a Helix Floor, Helix Rack, or Helix LT processor, or a Helix Control pedal in the United States and have a copy of the original purchase receipt qualify for the extended warranty. Customers who qualify will have a second year added to their current one-year Helix Warranty at no cost upon registration.
Registration is required within one year of the purchase date. You already qualify if you've registered your Helix and have a copy of the original purchase receipt. Otherwise, register your product at the Line 6 website and make sure you have a copy of the original purchase receipt.
Line 6 warranties transfer from one end user to another within the original warranty period (as long as the user has the original dated proof of purchase), but not when purchased second hand from a retail outlet.
If you purchase a Line 6 product sold as new from an authorized Line 6 retailer with an online storefront, the standard warranty applies as if it were purchased in a physical store. If you purchase a used unit from an individual on eBay, you do so at your own risk with no warranty offered by Line 6, unless the seller includes a copy of the original receipt to transfer the warranty to you.
The only way to redeem warranty on a used item is to have the original purchase receipt, dated within the product warranty period. So if you fail to get such a receipt, the manufacturers warranty will not be honored.
The Warranty does not cover:
- Damage from physical abuse such as dropping the unit, impact from hard objects or damage to external components as a result of negligence.
- Damage due to liquid contamination.
- Damage resulting from any use other than that it was intended for.
- Any unit that has been repaired or had an attempted repair made to it by unauthorized personnel.
- Damage due to incorrect connection, connection to faulty equipment or connection to faulty or incorrect power supplies.
- Damage in transit as a result of inadequate packaging or protection.