Originally posted by Fletcher
In theory, they should sound the same... in practice, the 224XL pales in comparison. The plates, especially the "constant density plate" on the 224X buried the plates on the 224XL.
The 224X seemed to have a far less delicate nature to the tone of the reverbs. Sonicly, a far superior unit IMNTLBFHO
from the Lexpro site:
Question: What are the differences between the Lexicon 224, 224x and 224xl?
Answer: The 224STD with V4.3 software has 7 programs. There was a V4.4 software release with 2 additional programs that required that the optional NVS card be installed in the OPT slot of the 224STD.
The 224X had higher end timing/control and converter cards and came complete with the NVS card and more programs.
The 224XL used the LARC controller.