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Fractal Now Also Adding "X" After Products

Discussion in 'Backline' started by Clockwork, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. Clockwork

    Clockwork Bass playing guy.

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    lol,

    but i´m very glad its still Version II and not Version III already.. so we still going to get some updates for current AXE FX II Models ;)

    about the new features, theres is nothing in it where i think it would be good to have or a nice addition for me.. and btw the processing power is still the same as on the normal Axe FX II.
     
  3. Clockwork

    Clockwork Bass playing guy.

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    Whoops, for some reason I though I read expanded processing power! derp. I agree that it's nice they haven't rushed out the axe 3 yet but when they do I imagine it will have to have something new and interesting to keep kemper from culling sales.
     
  4. Lasse Lammert

    Lasse Lammert HCAF Blitzkrieg

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    that "X" stands for "3k$ for a fucking modeller, megalolz!"
     
  5. Loren Littlejohn

    Loren Littlejohn Lover of all boobage.

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    It's code for "give me all your money you fucking idiots."
     
  6. Daybreak

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    As an Axe 2 owner I can totally see this fit right in with FX Junkies who like to do crazy things and run 40 pedals after each other without having to think about the processing power. And for us "1 amp and 1 cab"-guys, we still have the 2. Perfect. Can't see any reason to complain. Only thing that bothers me is that I can no longer tell folks I have the most powerful amp modeler in the world. ):
     
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    I can have more presets in my kemper which cost half the price not as cpu powerful as the axe. But produces amp sounds better in my opinion
     
  8. Loren Littlejohn

    Loren Littlejohn Lover of all boobage.

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    Man as much as I would like an Axe or a Kemper, the number one thing that keeps me from pulling the trigger is the viability and longevity of digital devices. 10 years from now the kemper and axe will be obsolete, but a 5150 is always going to be cool (or even older amps if you like).

    In other words, I'm pretty much always going to chose an amp over a modeler when it comes to shelling this kind of cash.
     
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    I love my Axe Fx 2. Suits me perfectly. Also stoked that this new model doesn't change anything CPU wise - especially since I've only had my axe since late last year.

    Kempers also sound great too, each to their own.
     
  10. AD Chaos

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    Not that there would be a sudden shortage of guitar-fx junkies, or fanboys out there, but..

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    Unless the Kemper guys don't come up with something really worth the upgrade for the distorted metal tone crowd (which, I'm guessing just as for the AxeFX, is a large chunk of their buyer base) I'd really wish they'd leave it alone, as is. It makes more sense to allow for further expansion of their user base, while setting a nice precedent for their company to offer a lifespan longer than the competition for the appeal of their product.
     
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    my feelings exactly....still love my podxt:p
     
  12. He's Dead, Jim

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    I really wonder how much of Fractal units' cost stems from the fact that they refuse to outsource production to Mexico or China. I have a feeling they could shave at least a couple of hundred bucks off if they did that.
     
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    XL aside, with Kempers US price increase it is now only a few dollars cheaper than Axe 2.
     
  14. HOFX

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    Because they can.
     
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    God dammit. I didn't know about that until this post. :cry:
     
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    Yes apparently they or their US retailers can which is odd as the price difference was always being quoted by Kemper owners as having helped them choose between the two units. I would be surprised if Kemper themselves are behind this.
     
  17. egan.

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    Yes and no. At least with the Kemper you can haggle with dealers. I bought mine for 10% under MAP. There is no question though that they are raising their MAP price to match the Axe fx II b/c they can. I'm quite sure Kemper is behind this as there is no way all of their dealers got together and raised the MSRP and MAP. They raised the price a couple of times as the hype has grown around the unit. I think the original price was $1600 US.
     
  18. existencedenied

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    I paid $1850 US for mine back in Jan 2012 when they first came out.
     
  19. egan.

    egan. daylightdies.com

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    The original MSRP was $1850 but Sweetwater was advertising them for $1500 in the Summer of 2011. Maybe none actually got sold at that price since it was pre sales though. I paid $1825 from a legit dealer 2 months ago when the MSRP was $2025.
     
  20. FIXXXER

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    basically you are right but 10 years is pretty far away from now, jsut saying... :D

    sure, real amps are way more fun but the AXE, kemper etc. is a very good alternative for people who do not want to "carry" a full stack to every show or just for folks who do not have the possiblities to record an amp in a proper place with proper volume.

    that's because the kemper can make toast now, the AXE, on the contrary just has tons of useless hi quality FX built in...
     

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