Super Champ X2 Head makes it!
First a trivial observation, the Super Champ X2 head has the same Super-Sonic type Fender Logo as the cab and combo version. Not like the standard photos.
I've been playing guitar for 47 years. (Yeah I should be better than I am.) But one thing I have always focused on is tone. Volume isn't that important anymore. I used to drag around a '65 Bandmaster which was a loud 40W of tube tone and power. Then went solid state so I didn't need to haul around a backup. That was a Fender Stage, a solid 100W with nice DSP effects.For practice I really like the VOX VT-30 with its amp models and 12AX7 tube in the power amplifier...but I have been craving the real thing again. The Super Champ X2 is a dream! Clean channel is pure Fender tube tone which starts to saturate sweetly on about 6 on the dial. Played through the Bandmaster cab (2x12) it wails. With a Gibson LP the humbuckers drive it perfectly for rock and blues. I don't miss the MID range tone control. This little monster is quite versatile with BASS and TREBLE controls. It sounds great with my Strat and Tele as you might expect. Fenders love Fenders and Gibsons and Epiphones and...
The VOICING control on CH2 is a lot of fun. It is also a clean and easy interface to a host of amp models. I am not much of a metal fan, but it gives me pause how cool the LP sounded driving power chords through this set up with both of the metal selections. The Super-Sonic setting really captures the modern high gain Fender sounds I've made playing through a 22W Super-Sonic and adjusting the CH2 GAIN sounded just like the original. The British 60's models are obviously VOX AC clean and top boost. Not because of the name, but because of the tone! Still, my favorite settings are the Tweeds and Blackface Fenders. In particular the 65 Deluxe. The effects section is really well done. Reverbs sound correct. Fender had a really good emulated spring reverb in the DSP series Stage and this is a match. I like the addition of the touch tempo for tremolo, delay and vibratone. I only wish the reverb was separate so I could mix it with tremolo. In general the effects are good. The slapback delay gives a nice rock-a-billy vibe! And all the modulation type effects can have their rate set via tap tempo.
I haven't done anything with the Fuse software yet except read the manual. It looks extremely powerful. Amp models and stompboxes can be added to and modified. I recommend taking a read of the Fuse manuals on the Fender website. For those with the Mustang series this old news but the Super Champ has an extra added attraction for me, a simple user interface. And oh yeah! A real tube amplifier to drive the models through. What you do with your fingers on the strings and fretboard is communicated with the warmth and sensitivity of real tubes.
With the 2x12 cab this thing can rattle the windows even though its only 15W. I have the SC112 cab on order and will write that up when it arrives. I really like the deeper bass response of closed cabinets. The Super Champ X2 can easily keep up with a drummer and bass player. My primary playing out these days is with a contemporary church band. Two drummers, keyboards, bass and 2 guitars as well as singers. This amp can easily fill our 500 seat venue and is light enough to keep me (and my back) happy.
Summary: light, quality build, great tube sound, good amp models, good effects, easy interface, great price. This is a winner!