Line 6 Debuts the Catalyst

The Catalyst family of modern amplifiers feature custom boost options, 18 onboard effects, and a power attenuation feature.


The six Original Amp Designs were crafted using HX sound design techniques to provide exceptional tone and feel. Amplifier types range from pristine clean to classic crunch to modern high-gain—and each includes a switchable Boost specially designed to complement the individual amp type. Any two amp types and their settings may be saved as A and B presets, then instantly switched between using the onboard A/B switch or an optional LFS2 Footswitch (sold separately). Up to six A/B amplifier combinations may be saved into memory for rapid recall.

Catalyst amplifiers feature controls designed to be familiar to most guitarists, including standard Bass, Mid, Treble, Presence, Gain, and Master volume knobs. There are also knobs for the dedicated Boost and Reverb sections, as well as an Effects level knob. What guitarists won’t find are LCD screens and menus.

The Reverb section offers a choice of six reverb types: Spring, Hall, Chamber, Plate, and two Line 6 original reverbs that provide shimmering spatial effects. Additionally, there are 18 Delay, Modulation, and Pitch effects, six of each type. The reverbs and other effects are all drawn from the Line 6 HX and Legacy effects libraries. The tempo for time-based effects may be set using the Tap/Tuner button, also used to engage the onboard tuner.

Additionally, Catalyst amplifiers feature effects loops for inserting external effects and other devices into the signal chain, and Power Amp inputs, allowing Catalyst to be used as a powered speaker by bypassing the preamp (perfect for use with amp modelers and amp simulators). There’s also a professional XLR direct output for live performance and recording, MIDI In (Catalyst 200 and 100 only), and a 4/4-channel audio interface, MIDI, and Mac/PC connectivity via USB. A power attenuator provides a choice of half-power, 0.5-watts, or Mute. Headphone and Aux inputs make practicing with any Catalyst amplifier easy and enjoyable.

Line 6 | Catalyst Guitar Amps | Overview

Pricing & Availability:

Catalyst 200 $699.99 USD (MSRP)

Catalyst 100 $559.99 USD (MSRP)

Catalyst 60 $419.99 USD (MSRP)

Catalyst 200 Cover $54.99 USD (MSRP)

Catalyst 100 Cover $39.99 USD (MSRP)

Catalyst 60 Cover $39.99 USD (MSRP)

LFS2 Footswitch $55.99 USD (MSRP)

Available now worldwide. Learn more at https://line6.com/catalyst-guitar-amps


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