sb77 Posted May 25, 2016 Share Posted May 25, 2016 maybe contentious..... ! I am pretty much decided on a purchase of either a Helix or a Fractal product and if the latter the more affordable AX-8 (which seems to have gone up in price anyway...?) yet can't get to try either before buying. I am certain if I had both in front of me I could decide no problem based on what I hear and for me the best high quality high gain amps are almost certainly what is going to do it. I can see plenty good stuff with Helix, all adequately discussed here, and a bunch of stuff that is also not yet (if ever?) present and particularly MIDI tempo sync and a decent variety of delays. Just how the **** to make a decision on something I cannot try and at this relatively high price point is not ideal? Many of the other features (ease of use / display / control / rack or floor format ....) are easy enough to assess and compare with videos and specs and all come secondary to sound & response IMO. And this is subjective to a large degree... so that doesn't much help. Anybody that has both got any truly unbiased opinion on which of the 2 has the more "satisfying / realistic / playable " high gain amp models? I would like to buy Helix but am just not sure and that is even ignoring many of the over-zealous emotional FA fans ( which seem to be a thing there). Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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