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PLETHORA X5

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The Plethora X5 is a compact digital TonePrint Pedal Board with up to 127 Boards, 5 Pedal Slots, all your favourite TC FX, 75 TonePrint Slots per Effect, 5 MASH Footswitches and Integrated FX Loop Insert. Plethora X5 makes the entire board building experience both intuitive and fun. With the ability to create and store up to 127 custom boards, tailored to your needs, you'll never run out of tones.

Create Your Own Combo of Pedals
Plethora X5 lets you combine up to 5 TonePrint pedals of your choice and arrange them in any order you need on each of the boards. It's all of your favourite TC stomps in one unit that will satisfy all of your needs for pitch tracking, studio-grade compression, sultry modulation, unobtrusive noise gating, toneful reverb, epic delay and more.

TonePrint
Each pedal in Plethora X5 has 75 TonePrint slots available for quick recall of your favourite settings, letting you collate and store a list of your favourite sounds for safe keeping. Dial in and store a cornucopia of unique TonePrints tailor-made to your personal gear setup and have a whole host of iconic tones ready for your next jam session made by the greatest musicians in the world!

Add In Your Own Device
You should have the choice to integrate your own favourite stompboxes into the signal chain. Plethora's FX insert loop lets you add your preferred flavour of gain anywhere on the board you like. You can also use the insert for 4-cable method setup with your amplifier, letting you choose which effects go in front of your amp's input and which effects live in your amp's effects loop.

Extra Expression
Sometimes a certain song might call for separate parameter control outside of what the MASH switches provide. That's cool. Plethora X5 features an EXP input to hook up your favourite expression pedal for controlling any effect you like or adding an extremely useful volume pedal, anywhere in the board's signal chain.

Stay Connected
Plethora X5 is the first TC pedal to feature Bluetooth. Using the free TonePrint app you can connect your phone to Plethora and arrange your boards to get everything just the way you like it!

Features
• Highly-flexible TonePrint pedal board with simple, intuitive controls
• Create and customize up to 127 custom boards with any combination of TonePrint pedals
• Populate each BOARD with up to 5 pedals including all TonePrint FX
• Store up to 75 TonePrints per FX for fast and easy recall
• FX include Hall Of Fame 2 Reverb, Flashback 2 Delay, Sub n Up Octaver, Brainwaves Pitch Shifter, Corona Chorus, Hypergravity Compressor, Mimiq Doubler, Vortex Flanger, Pipeline Tap Tremolo, Quintessence Harmony, Sentry Noise Gate, Shaker Vibrato
• Customizable FX signal chain on each board
• MASH technology turns all 5 footswitches into expression controllers with customizable mapping
• Added MASH functionality to all legacy Toneprint Pedals
• FX loop insert with customizable routing to integrate external pedals or connect to your amp using 4-cable method
• Includes built-in UniTune chromatic tuner
• Global speaker cab-sim for direct play with audio interface and PA systems
• Bluetooth connection to the free TonePrint App to import tones from our vast library of TonePrints
• Use the free TonePrint App editor to access hundreds of effects parameters and design custom TonePrints
• Organize boards quickly using the free TonePrint App
• EXP input assign an external expression pedal to control FX parameters or use as a volume pedal anywhere in the signal chain
• Optional Tap Tempo for tim1X
• Simple 3 knob control over each pedal for fast FX tweaking
• 'Quick Swap' feature to instantly reorganize your signal chain
• Automatically saves your settings as you go
• MIDI IN for selecting boards from external devices
• Full stereo I/O with low noise and high levels of headroom
• Regular firmware updates to include new boards, new pedals, new TonePrints and some top secret exclusive stuff

Plethora X5 Specifications
Bypass mode: True Bypass
Input connectors: 2 x 1/4" TS, unbalanced
Output connectors: 2 x 1/4" TS, unbalanced
Insert connectors: 2 x 1/4" TS, unbalanced
Expression pedal: 1 x 1/4" TRS
MIDI in / thru: 5-pin DIN
Power input: Standard 5.5 / 2.1 mm 9 VDC, centre negative; > 600 mA (included)

Controls
EFFECT knob, TONEPRINT knob, parameter knobs (assignable), effect slot / MASH footswitches (assignable), PLAY / EDIT selector switch, BOARDS selector switch

Latency: 0.8 2.4 ms
USB port: Mini-B USB connector

Bluetooth
Version: Version 4.2 Low Energy
Operating frequency 2.402 to 2.48 GHz
Channel Number: 40
RF output power: 8 dBm
Working distance: Up to 10 m measured in open space (wall and structures may affect range of device)

Dimensions (H x W x D): 298.5 x 116 x 53 mm (11.8 x 4.6 x 2.1")
Weight: 1.4 kg (3.08lbs)

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Closest StoreCalgary, Alberta
Nice little rig in theory but needs some work. Software quite complicated and as there is no manual other than a quick start guide, you need to search the internet to know how to do even very basic things. When I used it in the effects loop of a tube amp you could hear the tone loss, not so much in the loop of a Katana. One of the effects that is in it has no software adjustments, seems it doesn't exist. The list of options is impressive but sometimes too many options is not an asset. I prefer the Boss MS-3 by far!
Posted by Gary on Sep 3, 2020
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Sounds great APPALLING:no manual0 of 8 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVancouver, British Columbia
sounds great. But NO manual, appalling online support from TC Electronics. You have to go searching for videos online, just terrible to figure out how to use....
Posted by mark on Aug 15, 2020
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