Just thought I'd jump on the HEDD bandwagon. After hearing Julian sing it's praises for the past few months, I found an original version for cheap on E-bay (no Tape knob, just Triode and Pentode). I was mixing a solo jazz piano ProTools session today. My recording chain was 1897 Steinway B into a pair of Earthworks QTCs into a DACS MicAmp (think Grace-type super clean) into 888/24 with Lucid Genx6 clock. No compression... just a touch of room reverb (my crappy rectangular room with 8 foot ceilings is not exactly Carnegie Hall) and a little scoop at about 350k for anti-mud. Hadn't had a chance to try solo piano with the HEDD to that point, but it occurred to me to switch it on. I really cranked the knobs (both to about 7) and.... WOW! The artist was floored! Passages that had sounded a bit edgy (higher register sforzando attacks) suddenly were far more listenable and smooth. Other than tweaking the reverb a bit between the ballads and the uptempo numbers, the CD was mixed! About an hour and a half total! I had to make the artist promise not to tell anyone. Thanks Julian for yor HEDD evangelicism. You've won over another true believer. I'm sure the newer version is even more cool, but my vintage model is still kicking ass.