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The only device of the six on test to require batteries (a pair of AAAs), the Ampkit Link is made by Peavey in conjunction with Agile Partners – a developer that produces the Ampkit app.
It connects via the headphone socket through its attached cable – guitar and headphones both plug into the same end of the unit’s plastic body.
The Ampkit Link is very similar to the iRig, but Peavey says that the fact that it is powered virtually eliminates any feedback when using headphones. In practice we found this to not be the case, although it offers some advantage in that the onset of feedback comes later than with the iRig as the gain is turned up.
One thing to be aware of though is that it doesn’t work with non-standard or ribbed 1/4-inch jacks so you may need to change your leads to use it.
Like the iRig, it’s an inexpensive choice (if you disregard the ongoing cost of battery replacement) and it works with AmpliTube too.
We like: Compact; affordable
We dislike: Needs batteries; doesn’t work with with non-standard or ribbed standard jacks; prone to feedback