well it arrived and my initial reaction is it sounds extremely good.
with the mix knob for wet/dry mix and a tone control its easy to dial in a very surfy reverb that doesnt sound too digital or overwhelm your guitars tone like most pedal reverbs.
It has the ''boing'' down better than any simulation I've heard,too bad they didn't put this in the Boss RV-5.Technology is definately moving forward!
It wont win over the tube reverb die-hards,but did anyone think it would?
I would not hesitate to replace a stand alone reverb unit with this pedal,but I'm no Eric Johnson that hears differences in cables and batterys either.
I'm not blown away with how it sounds after a distortion pedal but i'm not dissapointed either.
It blows away any solid state spring reverb that i've heard,and there were some good ones over the years.
over all,its exactly what i wanted and will have a permanent spot at the end of my pedalboard.
I say BUY IT.
OH..... One niggle- why cant it tail off naturally instead of cut off abruptly when you turn it off? when you have a long tailed surfy reverb going its pretty hard to turn it off without a dramatic,noticable end to the reverb tail.[come to think of it,if you defeat a fender tube reverb unit the same thing happens!]
I think the hardwire addresses this,something to think about.