pegagos Posted October 18, 2016 Share Posted October 18, 2016 After watching the explanation video from Ola's blind test comparison https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDF1oFyBI6U, he talks about his IR having the power amp of the Mark iic+ baked into the IR, so he only used the preamp block with the IR containing the power amp, cab and mic. I downloaded his preset yesterday and sounded pretty bad lollipop with my guitar and my system, but I didn't really look at what he did until today. It got me thinking about the IRs from 3 sigma audio that I purchased last week. The manual says that version A was used with the power section of a 5150 and version B was used using a flat power amp. So my question is: do you guys run just the preamp block and the IR that has the power amp baked in? I've been running the amp block with the IR block, but I'm going to experiment with just the preamp block since the IR has a power amp baked in. I am at work right now, so I can't try it, but I just wanted to see what you guys are doing. By the way, I love my Helix. It bothers me that these comparison videos by popular youtube channels don't seem to dial in the Helix right and a lot of potential users are put off by it by an unfair comparison. He didn't even use a iic+ model on the Helix because it doesnt have one. I don't understand why he didn't use a Rectifier since all of the units have that model and I'm sure he has a real rectifier as well. Of course the Helix is going to stick out like not sounding like the real amp. He didn't even tweak them and used the same settings on the iic+, ax8 and Helix. He didn't use his ears at all. So people see that as the Helix can't sound close to the real thing. There are so many wrong things with that comparison. He tweaked the Kemper in a follow up video, why din't he tweak the Helix too? Anyways, I didn't mean to rant, but it just happened. I actually liked all of them and I can see through the difference in settings etc, but most people on that channel don't seem to. Let me know your thoughts on the IRs with baked in power amp. Have I been doing it wrong by using the amp block instead of preamp block. Thanks Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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