Awesome little practice/portable amp that rocks!
I just bought the THR10X. I can't even begin to express with words how amazing this baby sounds.
It's obviously not a 6505+/5150 or Mesa Triple Rec cranked to ear bleeding levels. It is exactly what it proclaims to be, the 3rd amp. That little amp you can set down next to you on the table or couch and practice with. Although the stereo imagine makes this thing sound 10x bigger than it is.
I'm firmly rooted in 80s and 90s metal and hard rock, so these are the sounds I'm looking for.
The VH brown sound is incredible. Every time I hit this patch, I can't help but play my favorite old VH tunes(VH, VHII, Diver Down, Women and Children first). It even pulls a pretty good 5150 sound on Summer nights.
I've also got pretty good 90s Megadeth, early Metallica, Extreme, early Malmsteen, even Led Zepp's Wanton Song tone from this amp. The trick is to use the software (THR editor) that comes with it. You can dial in some pretty awesome sounds with the knobs straight out of the box, but the THR editor let's you really dig deep into the settings. It give you the ability to change cabinet models, tweak very specific parameters on all effects(delay, reverb, tremolo, flange, phase, chorus, noise gate, compressor) plus fine tune bass, mid, treble, gain, and master volume. settings can be saved in the editor and you can save 5 patches straight to the amp.
The battery life is impressive too. I bought some new Energizer rechargables and have been running the amp on battery power as a test for a good solid 5 hours so far with no signs of weakness.
Add in the fact that you can plug in your ipod or laptop/pc and jam along with your favorite songs/jamtracks/whatever.
If you're young and broke, this may not seem to be the best use of 300 bucks, but as a 42 year old with 27 years of playing and a steady income, this thing seems like a steal. I have all the "big gun" and "garage jam" amps I need. This one fills that "piddle around on the couch" gap.
I'm totally impressed and absolutely love this little amp!