Some problems about IK Multimedia iRig

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by liyi1012, Feb 22, 2012.


  1. Up: Genuine Down: fake

    3 vote(s)
  2. Left: Fake Right:Genuine

    9 vote(s)
  1. liyi1012


    Feb 9, 2012
    I deem that IK Multimedia iRig is awesome because it could simulate a lot of effects with iphone and ipad. It does not need amp, so you could pratise without disturbing your neightberhood. I want to say that this is not a AD.

    So I just bought one from Ebay, which cost me about $20. After checking it carefully, I found that this one is a typically fake one. It match all the features of a fake irig, and the noise is huge. I returned it back to seller right away. Do you know the cost of a fake irig might be less then $5? Not mentioning the huge noise and the dangers for your instrument.

    Here I list some instruction for you to differenciate the genuine one and the fakes.

    Check out the website first, please:

    and I translate some information from a Chinese website:
    IK Multimedia iRigÕæ¼Ù±æ±ð ¸½ËÍδԽÓüʹÓÃamplitube·½·¨ - ÒôÀÖÆ÷²Ä×ÛºÏÌÖÂÛ°æ - ÂÌÖÞÒôÀÖÂÛ̳ Î÷°²Ô­´´ÒôÀÖýÌåƽ̨|Î÷°²ÀÖÊÖµÄÍøÂç¼ÒÔ° - Powered by Discuz!

    First and most significant thing is that the "CE" symbol on the back of irig should be concave but not convex. There should be a screw on the back. What's more, make sure that the registration card is concluded and the symbol of IK should be in red, but not all in grey.

    Here are some pictures:

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  2. liyi1012


    Feb 9, 2012
    I am sorry for the mistakes. Here is the legions of the two figures
    LEFT ONE: Up: Genuine Down: fake
    RIGHT ONE: Left: Fake Right:Genuine
  3. liyi1012


    Feb 9, 2012
    and you should get all the manuals and registration card.

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  4. randysmojo


    Jan 14, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Can you use the iRig to run your instrument directly into a PA? I see the guitar input and headphone out. Don't know if you can use an adapter to 1/4" into a DI or something?
  5. ehque


    Jan 8, 2006
    I don't know, really seems like one to me. Could you fill out your profile?
  6. liyi1012


    Feb 9, 2012
    I returned that one to the seller after I realized it might be fake. And I bought other one from Amazon. I wish I could get a real irig this time.

    I think it could output into a DI. But I do not have a amp or DI because I have two roomate, so I 'd like to play silently.:cool:
  7. liyi1012


    Feb 9, 2012
    Dear ehque, this is a good question.

    I will fill out my profile. Thank you!
  8. Ali_Dahaka


    May 3, 2012
    Hey liyi
    what happened to your irig from amazon?
    Was is genuine or fake?
    I have already ordered an irig from amazon and the shipper is niceEshop
    i'm waiting to receive it,
    Do you think it is genuine?
  9. Swift713


    Dec 4, 2006
    Florence, Ma
    Glad I happened into this thread, I just got an iRig from evil-bay for like 7 bucks. I got a lot of digital glitching so I decided to search here and see if others had similar issues. Guess I got a fake. :(
  10. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    As Mom and Dad would tell me, if it sounds too good to be true, it is.
  11. adambomb


    Nov 4, 2011
    Birmingham, AL
    Bump the irig and spend your money on a good 30 pin i/o and get superb sound quality.
    I had a real irig first and the sound quality was great but since the update for 30 pin compatibility it blows the irig route away. I'm using an art USB dual pre into the USB camera adapter port and never went back to it. And the art also works with your Mac/PC.
  12. lowfreq33


    Jan 27, 2010
    Endorsing Artist: Genz Benz Amplification
    The iRig is a ripoff anyway. It's two jacks and a plug. I could solder a better one together in about five minutes for $10 in parts.