Pardon me if you've seen this on another forum. I have a hardware Lexicon 224 that works. It occasionally gives me a fit and the problem seems to be a little oxidation on the PCB contacts where they slide into the chassis. Removing and replacing them seems to fix the issue. Never get any error codes. One fear that I have is that the thing will fail one day and I won't be able to afford repairs - there's only a few folks in the world who can work on these boxes. If it does fail, I certainly won't be able to get much $ for it as a parts unit and I'd be without a good reverb. Here's my question: Would I be insane to sell the 224 and use the money to buy a software reverb like the Softube Tzar or the UA Lex 224 and then use the remaining cash towards some studio upgrades like maybe a UA Apollo for my front end? I'm currently using a 003 rack and 4 decent outboard pres (2 FiveFish X12s, 1 JoeMeek VC2 and one UA 610) in the line inputs of the 003. I have a Focusrite Octopre in the ADAT input of the 003. The UA should give me better conversion and 4 good preamps. Would I be giving up much by switching to a software reverb? I mainly track full rock and blues bands and occasionally a singer/songwriter-type project. I like the Lex but, not having the cash to do much in the way of upgrades, this seems like a possible way to get the most for the Lexicon while it is still functional and improve my studio setup - not that it's bad now, but it could be better. So, am I crazy?