I've been using mine with the Friedman 4x12 IR from 3 Sigma. Loving the sounds I'm getting out of this. Spent some time last night tweaking some presets where I was previously using the Bogner Shiva/Uber for my lead sounds and replacing them with the Archon. Honestly, with a clean and lead Archon, you can go a loooong way. I'm thinking of creating a master-preset for my base tone that uses EXP1 to increase gain and decrease channel volume so I can use the clean Archon and switch to a dirty sound and adjust the level of dirt to taste based on the song. I agree. I'm still well within the honeymoon phase of my Helix ownership, but in the last two months, I've received some compliments on my tone from sound techs who were also very happy to not deal with stage volume, I've enjoyed dealing with app-based effects/setlist editing (which is a dream come true for me) and I've seen L6 come out with a major update just a few months after their last major update. The one thing I was a little iffy on when it came to modelers was L6's ability/desire to continuously update their software. I figured Fractal had the edge here, but L6 has really shown a willingness to improve their product and I couldn't be happier!