The New Yamaha THRII Series Amps

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The New Yamaha THRII Series Amps

Unread post by Saul » Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:45 am

So as predicted Yamaha have finally updated the THR with the THRII series and they are definitely looking good!

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There are three models in the range. THR10II, THR10II Wireless and THR30II Wireless. All are bluetooth enabled so you can stream audio to the amps and the two wireless versions incorporate the Line 6 G10 receiver system. All you need to do is buy the G10T transmitter for your guitar.

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Re: The New Yamaha THRII Series Amps

Unread post by Asmikace » Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:57 am

I do like the redesign a bit more from the original and curious how it sounds compared to the first model. I would love to have the rechargeable battery one but I don't feel like replacing my THR with a more expensive model.
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Re: The New Yamaha THRII Series Amps

Unread post by Saul » Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:33 pm

I think it is a long overdue update and for those looking to buy a portable practice amp the new THRII will be ideaL

Having said that, I think they are way too expensive. £469.00 for the THR10II Wireless? Plus you then need to buy the G10 transmitter unit to take advantage of it's wireless capability. That bumps the price up to a whopping £548!

When you consider that the Boss Katana Air 30W Wireless costs just £330, is 30W AND comes with the wireless transmitter...not hard to see where the value for money medal goes?
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Re: The New Yamaha THRII Series Amps

Unread post by Buzzard » Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:55 pm

EXITING :clap: :D ((i))

I hope it will be compatible with the old patches and libraries.
If not, I guess we will have a new download section soon. :roll:

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Re: The New Yamaha THRII Series Amps

Unread post by linleechiun » Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:41 am

The Ys on the front is cute .
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Re: The New Yamaha THRII Series Amps

Unread post by Saul » Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:10 am

linleechiun wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:41 am
The Ys on the front is cute .
Yeah must admit I do like the design. I just don't like the price :think:
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Re: The New Yamaha THRII Series Amps

Unread post by linleechiun » Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:19 am

In early April my local guitar shop guy said he tried a prototype from their sales meeting , some new features do come out.
Said the sound was feel like tweaking toward to frfr-hifi kind of feel from smart phone blue tooth . Overall guitar playing still pretty the same back then.
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Re: The New Yamaha THRII Series Amps

Unread post by mike58 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:15 am

Sorry
Far Too Expensive.

I'd love to upgrade as integrating the C and X sounds is ideal but price to change would be prohibitive.
I suppose the only way to look at it is that you would have to buy the 3 old THRs to get the sounds in the new one.

But, Far Too Expensive for a few extra IC chips and Bluetooth.
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Unread post by Mimasu » Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:43 pm

Always fun to see these guys...... and what a fantastic sounding amps:



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Unread post by Asmikace » Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:47 pm

One thing I do like is they combined the modeling of the 10C and 10X in one unit. I really had trouble deciding what model of the THR 10 to get since each amp had sounds that I really enjoyed.
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Unread post by Saul » Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:09 am

I like the amp a lot from what I have seen of it. I just don't understand why it has been pitched at that price. Yamaha made a LOT of money out of separating the original THR into individual amps when really it could have already been and all in one THRII. Now they do what other manufacturers sensibly did from the start yet want to charge a silly price for it 8O

As for Andertons. Used to watch them a lot but they tend to waffle too much and let's face it...they are "selling" a product so never going to be unbiased reviews. Same for all the others of course, GAK, GuitarGuitar and so on. Danish Pete is an excellent player though and Lee has improved leaps and bounds over the past year or so. (Y)
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Re: The New Yamaha THRII Series Amps

Unread post by thelostboss » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:27 am

Re the base model [non-wireless] THR10ii

Just unpacked one of these as I could not find a THR10c in any local shops. One intention was to get away from having to use bluetooth to control parts of my Line6 Amplifi and the other was to take advantage of the ability record both the wet and dry signals from the amp and make use of the rack compressor option.

The results?

So far not good at all.

The THR editor software from previous versions does not recognise the device and the new THR Remote app for the Mac requires MacOS 10.14 or later. I am therefore forced to use a separate bluetooth device to communicate with the amp. This is complicated by the fact that the amp appears twice in the connection list from my ipad, once as a THR10ii and again as an LE_THRii. Have not yet tried it with Android - but then if I wanted to be saddled with Bluetooth I would have stuck with the Line 6!

There is no immediately apparent correlation between the new amp models and those on previous models and even if there were they are not select-able in the same way as in THR Editor.

My understanding of the originals, from online research, it that they provided four output channels, left and right dry and left and right wet. The new version appears to be only two channel, no dry signal at all, although there appears to be an option to select this in the wireless versions.

The appears to be only a single [stomp] compressor option as far as I can see.

As the non-wireless model it has no battery power option, not a deal breaker for me but it will be for some.

All up it is more expensive and less functional than the THR10c, it will most like be returned as it seems to have dropped the best features of the THR10c in favour of the worst features of Line 6..

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Re: The New Yamaha THRII Series Amps

Unread post by linleechiun » Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:13 am

Great information, thanks a lot! :music-guitarred:
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Unread post by Buzzard » Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:47 pm

thelostboss wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:27 am
Re the base model [non-wireless] THR10ii

Just unpacked one of these as I could not find a THR10c in any local shops. One intention was to get away from having to use bluetooth to control parts of my Line6 Amplifi and the other was to take advantage of the ability record both the wet and dry signals from the amp and make use of the rack compressor option.

The results?

So far not good at all.

The THR editor software from previous versions does not recognise the device and the new THR Remote app for the Mac requires MacOS 10.14 or later. I am therefore forced to use a separate bluetooth device to communicate with the amp. This is complicated by the fact that the amp appears twice in the connection list from my ipad, once as a THR10ii and again as an LE_THRii. Have not yet tried it with Android - but then if I wanted to be saddled with Bluetooth I would have stuck with the Line 6!

There is no immediately apparent correlation between the new amp models and those on previous models and even if there were they are not select-able in the same way as in THR Editor.

My understanding of the originals, from online research, it that they provided four output channels, left and right dry and left and right wet. The new version appears to be only two channel, no dry signal at all, although there appears to be an option to select this in the wireless versions.

The appears to be only a single [stomp] compressor option as far as I can see.

As the non-wireless model it has no battery power option, not a deal breaker for me but it will be for some.

All up it is more expensive and less functional than the THR10c, it will most like be returned as it seems to have dropped the best features of the THR10c in favour of the worst features of Line 6..

Cheers
Hi thelostboss, welcome to the forum and the string section. :D
Thanks for your input. (Y)

Personally I'm tempted by the THR30IIW hoping it will have more bottom end along with the increased power.
The option for using a Line6 Relay G10T transmitter is also a great plus, I already have one.
The two line out plugs is great too, even though I may never use it. :roll:

The single stomp box compressor option, is no biggie for me, since compression is the effect I use least.
That being said, it's still a step back not to have the "rack" compressor among the effects. 8O

I downloaded the "THR Remote" program to my win10 computer to se how it looks.
Definitely user friendly, but the format for patches and libraries are different,
so NONE of the sounds made on the old THR amps will work here, THAT'S A BUMMER.
The list of patches are only visible in a menu, not constantly visible like the old THR editor. :doh:

It's starting all over with the new THRII amp, and we'll eventually have a download section for THRII sounds on this forum-
It's a pity that all the old cool .ydp and .ydl sounds become useless with the new THRII. :cry:

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Re: The New Yamaha THRII Series Amps

Unread post by Saul » Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:17 am

From what I have seen and read so far I am left wondering WTF were Yamaha thinking :confusion-confused:

For a start, making the THRII series incompatible with all sounds made on the original THR is completely bonkers! Build on what you have, don't destroy it!!

For Mac users making the app only compatible with 10.14 and above cuts out a whole swathe of people who own older macs. People tend to keep Mac's longer than PC's because they work so well but ever since Mojave OS arrived there are millions out there who cannot upgrade simply because their graphics card does not support METAL. Even people with newer macs may not have upgraded to Mojave because it would render some of their existing software unusable.

And of course I come back to the wireless thing. You HAVE to buy the G10s in order to use that feature...unless you already own one of course. Why not just bundle a wireless dongle with the amp as Boss did with the Katana Air? It's cheaper and to my mind better thought out.

Yamaha THR30IIW without the wireless transmitter - £499
Boss Katana Air WITH wireless transmitter - £330.

I know where my money would go ;)
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