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  1. Well you can certainly try switching out the cable. it's easy and cheaper to find a replacement cat5 cable.
  2. AH - then it does sound like there's some weird short in the footswitch. I had issues when I had the footswitch connected to the amp. It caused me to re-think a 50ft cat5 cable. But when I didn't have the footswitch connected - it didn't "glitch out". Either way, when I had the part fixed - all the issues stopped. I did like the Amplifi and I still have my Pod XT Live for recording stuff at home - I just liked the editing features on the Ipad.
  3. I don't think the amp should be turning off when you hit the compressor. Even if the preset is totally weird (all over them on, etc), it shouldn't kills the power. Does the same behavior happen when you use another preset and press the function (i.e., compressor) switch? It might be that switch on the pedalboard. Full disclosure: I sold the Amplifi 150 and pedal board not too long ago. Regardless of the patch, it never really cut through in a live setting. I'm thinking of getting one of the interfaces for recording purposes as I liked editing with the Ipad, but I couldn't deal with it not sounding good in a live setting. Often the sounds "we" create at home without other instruments / frequencies don't work in a live setting with drums, bass, other guitars, etc.
  4. I bought the Amplifi 150 in August 2016. It would occasionally make a loud "POP" sound, and then the footcontroller would be non-responsive. I brought it into a verified Line6 factory repair shop in North Hollywood, and after waiting 4 weeks, they were unable to replicate the problem after leaving it on for a few hours. I took it back, and even did a gig in October with it. This week, I was getting ready for a bunch of gigs over the holidays, and suddenly while playing, the amp makes a loud "interference" type of sound (i.e., static noise). It happened as I was in the tuning mode on the foot-controller. I turned off the unit, turned it back on, and after 5 minutes, it did it again. I turned it off again - and unplugged the cat 5 cable to the foot controller and it eventually made the same loud sound. At 150watts, it's loud. And not really reliable for my upcoming gigs - rendering it totally useless. Anyone have issues with weird, loud static interference blasting through the amp? Maybe I just got a bad unit. No repair shop is open until the new year in L.A., so it's back to the Pod XTlive setup or my Fender amps. But I'm losing faith in the Amplifi system. No working musician wants to worry about their gear not working. (note: I bought the unit used, so I can't return it to Line6, so it's either repair shop or trash the unit)
  5. While my new Amplifi 150 is in the shop (power issues?), I took the plunge and bought a CRATE powerblock to use with my trusty Pod XTLive board - and used the Crate powerblock only as a power amp into my Fender 4x12 cabinet. It worked like a champ. You do need to configure the OUTPUT setting on the Line 6 Pod XT LIVE (I chose power amp, not direct) - but that's usually the case. Guitar into Line 6 Pod XT Live Line 6 Pod left + right outputs --> Crate Powerblock LINE IN (L&R) Crate Powerblock L&R outputs ---> Cabinet (The Fender 4x12 mustang cabinet can be configured to be stereo) You can see in the picture, pretty easy setup. Note: during a live show, I always use my Boss Tuner (just used to it I guess) and I had bought the Behringer Ultra Shifter/Harmonist US600 Processor pedal so I easily drop to an Eb if needed. Versatile little pedal. (and yes, that's a Kramer 5150 replica, which I use for the fun Van Halen party tunes at the end of the night - always fun to play and usually a few guitiarists in the crowd appreciate it.) Crate powerblock was $100 on Craigslist I've previously used the Pod XT live into a Roland Keyboard amp (KB300) but it's very bass-y. And it's only 1 speaker (albeit powerful). Having a 4x12 was helpful as it filled the stage (an outside benefit show). I spent a lot of time pondering the FRFR (Full Range, Flat Response) route - but this was just as powerful, much more affordable, and flexible. Plus, the stereo effects were nice to hear on stage. Hope this helps someone pondering power-amps in a live situation (like me a few weeks ago).
  6. I brought it into a Line6 service center in North Hollywood. Its a min. of 4 weeks turnaround - but I'll keep you advised. It was the first one that they had seen - so I had to explain how it all works, but he agreed; sounded like an overheating issue. (In the meantime, I bought a Crate Powerblock amp which allows me to plug my Line6 Pod XTLive pedal board into the "Line inputs" and goes out to a fender 4x12 cabinet for upcoming gigs). Plenty of power, and the powerblock was $100 on CL.
  7. I've encountered a similar issue with my Amplifi 150 (I also have a Line 6 FBV Shortboard MkII with a 50ft Cat5 cable connecting it). Regardless of whether I'm just playing or editing presets, after about 25 minutes - there's a loud POP - and it goes off. I have to turn the amp OFF then back ON again. It's bizarre - and scary when you are trying to playing a (less than 150 watt required) gig and all 150 watts POP like that. Any thoughts on maybe it being the power source? I plug the amp into a surge protector and none of the other amps have that isssue.
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