So I was reading across my feeds for today and I saw this guy selling his Axe-FX Ultra for 1400 eur. Funny, as last week I found out that the Axe-FX II is coming out and already in pre-order for slightly more than what the Axe-FX Ultra was selling for new.
In fact if you go to Fractal audio's website, the old Axe-FX is not even there. I assume it has been plain and simple discontinued.
I couldn't help thinking that nobody would give away an Axe-FX Ultra for less than some good 1800 eur, but now that the new one is on sale for around 2200 eur new, the price of the old ones go down quite a bit, and may go down even more.
Also may this serve as a "warning" for the guys that suddenly see a cheap Axe-FX Ultra, go for it and a few days later find out that version II is out and they then regret not having gone for that instead.
So I guess the Axe-FX does behave like a tech gadget / software in the end... if a new model comes out, the previous one loses market value. In a few years the sim technology will have gone leaps and bounds so the Axe-FX Ultra will be worth even less. Unlike your good quality boutique amp
But well I can't talk much as I own a mere Pod X3 lol!
Guess I can blame my neighbours for it...