Sice i wanted to use more my amps and having difficulties in recording thanks to many different factors, i've jumped the chance and bought this device.It is a palm sized version of the more famous Palmer speaker emulator, the main difftrence being the attenuator(also know as power soak) being absent.You put his device between your amp's head and the speaker,part of the signal still goes to the speaker and another goes to an XLR out.You have the chance to to attenuate the output according to where you will link it to, and it has also a three EQ preset.Of course, you can also add an EQ afterwards and modifyng it a bit.So far i've tried at home, and it really works.The sound you get is very similar to a mic response.Of course, for a number of reasons is not the same, but it really helps out a lot.I think they 've nailed a great frequency response.AS bonus, when i was reharsing/jamming with my friends, i was just using a yamaha magicstomp( a great little device), linked to a mixer.Even tough the simulation and the effects are great, adding the palmer after it really did take the sound to a different level, more focused and less digital fizzness.I've found out that many simulators are good for recording but they sound fizzy and without the right punch when you put them through a PA.Using the Palmer solved the problem, even if you just use an effect, like, say, the phaser, it thickens and rounds the sound up into the right frame.
Apart from recording, a good way to use it is to go onstage with your amp, adn then , instread of miking the amop, send the signal from the Palmer to the PA.it saves a lot of time during the reharsal and also that way both you the sound man will be happy.
The device is completely passive, it doesn't require power, and sounds better than similar products.it cots more or less, 89 euros.
Playng with a guitar, the behringer vintage tube monster(VT99) and the pdi09(no amp) i've almost nailed the Judas Priest sound on "you don't have to old to be wise".The Behringer is a great od/distortion device, if you have the chance, try it out, it can downsize products that cost three times the price.And, if you change the tube inside, the sound can change alot.if you put a 12AT7 instead of the 12AX7, you can get sounds form light overdive to distortion.it has an inbuilt noise gate and three excellent tone controls.And it costs around 55 euros.
Btw, i've also tried , on suggestion by Scott Henderson, the maxon SD9, it is much transparent and better than the ts9.
Hope this can be interesting for some you