Catalyst CX amps on stage

CATALYST CX AMPLIFIERS



12 Amps Derived from Helix

The Catalyst® CX family comprises three dual-channel combo amplifiers that perform like traditional guitar amps, while providing the increased versatility of modern amplifiers. They feature 12 Amp Voicings derived from the award-winning Helix® amp and effects processor—ranging from pristine clean to modern high-gain—and each Amp Voicing is matched with a custom Boost type. There are also 24 HX®-quality effects spanning four effects categories. Additional features include sturdy construction, a Tap/Tuner button, an XLR line output, an effects loop, a Power Amp input for using Catalyst CX as a powered speaker, MIDI functionality, a 4-channel USB recording interface, and power output options. The free Catalyst Edit app for desktop and mobile devices provides deep editing capabilities. Add an optional LFS2 footswitch for even more flexibility, and an optional cover to protect your combo. From the 200-watt Catalyst CX 200, capable of holding its own on nearly any stage, to the 60-watt Catalyst CX 60, which is perfect for practice, recording, and performing in small venues—there’s a Catalyst CX amp for every player.

  • Clarity
  • Archetype Clean mod
  • Aristocrat
  • Grammatico GSG
  • Carillon
  • Elmsley
  • Voltage
  • 2204 Mod
  • Kinetic
  • Ventoux
  • Oblivion
  • Badonk

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  • Outline graphic of an amp 12 AMP VOICINGS
  • Outline graphic of a knob TRADITIONAL CONTROLS PLUS
  • Outline graphic of a distortion category icon Dedicated Boost
  • Outline graphics of reverb, modulation, delay, and filter category icons ONBOARD EFFECTS
  • Outline graphic of a tuning fork TEMPO/TUNER
  • Outline graphic of an LFS2 OPTIONAL FOOTSWITCH
  • Outline graphic of a XLR input PROFESSIONAL CONNECTIVITY
  • Outline graphic of a effects pedal and cables EFFECTS LOOP
  • Outline graphic of a power tube POWER AMP IN
  • Outline graphic of a lightning bolt OUTPUT POWER
  • Outline graphic of USB symbol USB
  • Outline graphic of a MIDI DIN MIDI

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CHANNEL SELECT

There are two channels that may be configured individually and their settings saved. Press the CH A or CH B button to select a channel. Press the Manual button to enter Manual mode, which is independent of the two channels, and use the controls as you would on a traditional amp.

GUITAR INPUT

Plug your guitar in here.

AMP SELECTOR & LED RING

There are two Amp Groups, each comprising six Line 6 Amp Voicings—and pressing the CH A and CH B buttons simultaneously switches between them. Turn the Selector to load an Amp Voicing within the currently selected Group.

BOOST SWITCH & KNOB

Press the button to enable/disable the Boost feature. Use the Boost knob to adjust the boost level.

GAIN

Increases overdrive, distortion, and level.

BASS, MID, TREBLE

These controls operate just like those on a traditional amp. Settings are saved with individual presets, or apply globally when in Manual mode.

PRESENCE

Boosts specific upper-midrange and treble frequencies to make your tone more pronounced and “present.”

CH VOL

Controls the preset's channel volume.

EFFECT CONTROLS

Press the buttons to engage either or both of the effects. Use the Effect 1 and Effect 2 knobs to increase the amount of effect added to your tone. Various Delay, Modulation, Pitch/Filter, and Reverb effects may be assigned to these controls.

TAP/TUNER BUTTON

Tap in time with the music to set the tempo of delay and modulation effects. Press and hold to engage the Tuner.

MASTER VOLUME

Controls the overall volume of the amplifier and also the headphone volume.

  • CHANNEL SELECT
  • GUITAR INPUT
  • AMP SELECTOR & LED RING
  • BOOST SWITCH & KNOB
  • GAIN
  • BASS, MID, TREBLE
  • PRESENCE
  • CH VOL
  • EFFECT CONTROLS
  • TAP/TUNER BUTTON
  • MASTER VOLUME

POWER SWITCH

Turns the amplifier on and off.

AC IN

The included power cable is connected here.

OUTPUT POWER

Controls the overall power amp output. There are four options: Mute (for recording/headphone use), ½ watt (0.5 watts), 50% (half power), and 100% (full power).

USB-B PORT

Connect a desktop or mobile device to manage/edit presets, update firmware, or play and record audio. Provides 4-channel audio at 24-bit depth and 44.1kHz or 48kHz sample rates.

MIDI IN

Connect an external MIDI controller to remotely change presets, control assigned parameters, and more. (Catalyst CX 100 and 200.)

FOOTSWITCH

Connect an optional Line 6 LFS2 dual footswitch here to toggle between Channels A and B, and to switch Effect 1 on and off. The footswitches may also be reassigned to other functions using Catalyst Edit.

AUX IN

An auxiliary audio input for connecting external audio sources directly (unprocessed) to the amplifier’s power amplifier and speakers.

PHONES

Connect headphones here and use the Master volume control to adjust the level. The amplifier’s power amp and speakers are muted when headphones are connected.

FX LOOP

Connect external effects using standard 1/4" instrument cables.

MODE SWITCH

Controls the function of the FX Loop Return jack. Toggle to the left to engage the FX Loop. Toggle to the right to engage the Power Amp In.

GND-LIFT

Ground-lift switch for the XLR Direct Out(s).

DIRECT OUT

Connect an XLR cable to route line-level audio to a P.A. or other mixer, an audio interface, etc. This output is not affected by the Master volume control.

  • POWER SWITCH
  • AC IN
  • OUTPUT POWER
  • USB-B PORT
  • MIDI IN
  • FOOTSWITCH
  • AUX IN
  • PHONES
  • FX LOOP
  • MODE SWITCH
  • GND-LIFT
  • DIRECT OUT
Catalyst CX 200 amp

Catalyst CX 200

Catalyst CX 200 is a 200-watt dual-channel 2x12 combo amplifier featuring 12 Amp Voicings derived from Helix. It performs like a traditional guitar amp—while providing the increased versatility of a modern amp.

Catalyst CX 100 amp

Catalyst CX 100

Catalyst CX 100 is a 100-watt dual-channel 1x12 combo amplifier featuring 12 Amp Voicings derived from Helix. It performs like a traditional guitar amp—while providing the increased versatility of a modern amp.

Catalyst CX 60 amp

Catalyst CX 60

Catalyst CX 60 is a 60-watt dual-channel 1x12 combo amplifier featuring 12 Amp Voicings derived from Helix. It performs like a traditional guitar amp—while providing the increased versatility of a modern amp.

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