Amp X - the analog Kemper?

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Hey guys,

I´ve been watching the NAMM Videos latelly and was surprised that there was almost nothing on the BluGuitar AMP X.

There is a lot of coverage for the new Neural DSP Quad Cortez, but not much on the AMP X.

Many thought it was like a 2.0 Version of the Amp 1, but actually it isn´t. It is much more. After finally finding one Video and reading the Website, I am
pretty shure this is going to be something like the analog version of the Kemper.

It will be ready in around 1 year, but the features sound fantastic. Hopefully it can deliver:)

For those who are interested: (Watch the full Video!!!)



I am excited, already saving up some money:)

Price should be around twice of the AMP1.

I posted it here, because it is an analog modelling amp;)
 

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Around 1500.- Euros, so I guess 1600.- US $. In the Video Thomas states, that it will be around two times the price of an AMP1. Pricewise in the region of Kemper Stage.
 

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I totally agree, so many Options and they are all great in their own way:)

I plan on buying the AMP X when it´s being released in a year. Might replace my Helix with it. Or maybe keep them both:)
 

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Not a new concept. The concept was tried a few years back. Short version: It appears to use analog circuitry that isn't hardwired into a particular set of circuits, then uses digital processor control to switch said analog circuits into different circuits, to be like different amps, and of course store said setups. All of which drive a nanotube output section. No mention of any actual preamp tubes, so possibly op-amps for gain, not sure.

In theory, it's doable. There really is not a lot of variance in different tube amp's circuits. A basic Marshall non MV amp is not much different than a Fender non MV, except for values of capacitors and resistors in the tone and gain sections, and tubes used. (much simplified description).

In reality, it is more like an analog Axe FX, than a Kemper. Kemper, in simple terms converts a snapshot tone of an amp into a file of variables, to set the digital amp portion to a particular tone, response et al. Axe FX models the different amps circuits, digitally to model or recreate the amp's tone. This seems to do the same, just digitally switching in and out different actual analog circuit components.

I do think, in concept, assuming I have it right, it will be a little limited compared to the Axe . And I have no remote clue how well nanotubes sound or react. Also, those switches better be top quality, as they are prone to failure.
 

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