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hi i wanted to ask is buying an amplifi amp in 2018? worth? are any updates coming anytime soon for amp itself or app on smartphone? thanks!

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I just bought an Amplifi75.  I was browsing around 1am and saw this cool looking amp and what it could do and just bought it there and then.  Afterwards I found out they are kinda "old", so I started looking at what would be around now and 2018 "current" that would do similar, be around the same price, and possibly be in a position to get updated app stuff etc.

 

I didn't really find anything that was close that looked any better for the price and all in one unit etc.

 

I am waiting for mine, but I feel a lot better about the purchase after not being able to match it up with anything newer.

 

advice: do your homework and look around for a good price.  I saw the 75 mostly around the AU$799 - over $1,000 and then found a store selling for AU$589.  

 

The updater shows 2 updates in 2018, not sure about the apps, but looks like it is still being supported by Line6.

 

seen good reviews of the 30 as well. maybe go into a shop and see if you can trial one?

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As the old expression goes, 'Those who can say, don't know. And those who know, can't say.'

 

If I had to bet, my money would say that the Amplifi series is a 'mature' product line that is very unlikely to see hardware improvements and almost equally unlikely to receive updates to the firmware or remote app. 

 

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As for whether to buy it or not: Don't expect new features or more functionality than you get now. Buy it for what it is, not for what it could be.

 

You also might factor in the price for a footcontroller (of course depends on your needs, but really having a proper footswitch brings it to the next level.

 

As to whether there are still updates: just a couple days ago there was an update to the android app, so yes, there's still some level of maintenance.

 

And as to whether there will be a new hardware revision, see thoughts here: 

bottom line (IMHO): would only be minor upgrades. Anything major and it would leave the Amplifi niche and go Firehawk (HD-effects) and thus be more expensive. And as mentioned: there is really no alternative at this price point that is that versatile (even if you factor in a footcontroller).

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12 hours ago, cloph said:

You also might factor in the price for a footcontroller (of course depends on your needs, but really having a proper footswitch brings it to the next level.

 

As to whether there are still updates: just a couple days ago there was an update to the android app, so yes, there's still some level of maintenance.

 

 

I absolutely agree about the need for a foot controller, if you use the Amplifi in just about any kind of a live situation. If you have to change presets mid-song, it's slow and cumbersome to do it from the remote app while you're trying to play. And only having 4 preset choices available as buttons on the amplifier is also very restrictive. A FBV 3 or FBV Shortboard MKII makes a world of difference in usability. 

 

Didn't realize that there was an update to the Android app recently - thanks for pointing this out...

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