i have had the ox, boss TAE, THD hot plate, the old faustine phantom, and the suhr. hands down, the most realistic sounding one was the suhr. match it up with a good IR, and you would be hard pressed to tell the difference.
in fact, here is a very, very sh*tty recording of my old ecstasy 100A loaded down with the suhr RL and then IRs from ownhammer of a bogner 412 with V30s and miked up with a 57 and royer 121. the playing is s**t, but the tones are killer. and this is no effects from the DAW--only some delay from a TC electronic D two i put in the loop of the bogner.
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