Line6 Amplifi 150

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Still under development !!
14.06.2014
UPDATED! : firmware and software updates for this product have greatly improved this product. 100 presets can now be saved to the amp, a huge improvement on the original limit of 4. However, these are only easily accessible 'on the fly' if you also have the Line6 FBV Shortboard, which I would highly recommend.

Bluetooth connectivity can still be hit and miss at times, but otherwise most issues have been addressed.


ORIGINAL REVIEW:
This product has a lot of potential. Unfortunately Line6 have been very slow in updating the software/firmware in order to realise this potential.

The hardware itself is very suitable as a home practice amp - which was my intention when I bought it. However, I wouldn't think it's robust enough to carry around for gigging - I'm not sure how well the plastic grill would protect the speakers. Overall, very versatile for acoustic and electric amplification - very close to a FRFR system.

The problem lies in it's integration with the software - which is it's unique selling point.

First of all, the Bluetooth connectivity can be very hit and miss. This was supposed to have been addressed in a firmware update, but I still regularly experience connectivity issues. You can easily end up wasting 5-10min of 'playing time' trying to get the app to connect with the amp !

Another problem is that you can currently only save 4 presets on the amp - even with the addition of the recommended FBV shortboard. This is non-sensical for this type of amp. The whole selling point is the ease with which you can match tones - but if you have to rely on your iOS device (and a dodgy Bluetooth connection) if you want to use any more than 4 tones set ups. Line6 have promised to increase the number of presets to 100 via a firmware release, but I have no idea when that might arrive.

Thirdly, integration of the FBV boards is incomplete. If you change effects via the board you don't see the change reflected in the displayed signal chain in the app (although the effect change can be heard). This makes it confusing to know at a glance what effects are active.

My overall feeling is that this product was rushed out for NAMM 2014. It has great potential, but it hasn't been fully implemented yet. I recommend either waiting until a significant firmware update is released to address these issues... or wait 'til they release AmplifiHD best year !!!
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fantastic buy
Peter Mc G, 24.07.2018
Where do I start, I did a lot of research on a reasonably priced combo amp with enough power to gig with and this ticked all the boxes. The face that its full range (ie wet dry wet) and bluetooth enabled given you even more versatility for gigging by yourself or practicing with backing tracks/playing along to songs. 4 preset sounds are programmed to the amp which can be changed but with the FBV short board you can access 25 banks of 4 tones without needing the amp or the slight delay using the app can have.

then you have the built in modelling in conjunction with either Ios or Android devices using the amplifi app. You get access to 200 odd amps, effects and cabs to mix and match to create the tone you are looking for and with wifi you can tone match with songs and see tones others have created and download for free.
Im mightily impressed with what I have been able to create or tone match to famous songs and I have just ordered the FBV3 short board to control all the tones I have added to the amp so no app required while gigging.

Top purchase and great customer service from Thomann as always!
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Not my cup of tea.
Blipsop, 05.09.2019
This might work for some, but not for me. Nice enough sounds for rehearsing, but no character. Hardly a surprise, but I had hoped I’d like it enough for home use. Alas, I don’t. Too dependent on tablet or mobile. No way to shape a sound without one. So not for me, this amp. But I can imagine for others it would work fine. What sold me were the looks. Fab. But you can’t judge a book...
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Excellent practice choice
10.02.2016
Got this for my son as replacement of a classic pedalboard and solid state amp. Goal is to concentrate on playing rather than learning how to use effects.
Took about an hour to update amp and setup android phone for handling, but after that everything works great. Just occasional loss of Bluetooth connection without though affecting practice flow. Sound is great compared to say an Spider IV thanks to 12" celestion. As far as music player is concerned, pretty good just lower quality than my KRK 5" but very, VERY loud.
Extremely easy to modify patches you 'll find online using the app, as you have to remember that these are made by users just like you...
I have to give 4 for features since there is no looper available nor you can connect one and this is extremely useful when practicing.
Another great overall purchase from Line6 as long as you're aiming for ease in practicing. Have to budget another ¤99 once you have to perform with a band for an FBV.
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Amplifi 150
27.06.2016
I am very happy about Amplifi 150. The Android interface is pretty simple and neat. The models are not or as high definition an refined as the Helix or other products, but it's fine by me. There is everything you might need for practicing at home. It's very simple to use, and I'm happy about the sound I'm able to pull out of it. And it can also get very loud.
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