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Thuis completely mirrors my experience. Went the same route: had the helix for years and bougt a Kemper about 6 months ago. Love the helix, and it is going nowhere. Buy it is not my main gigging solution anymore.Helix user for over 3 years. Love the Helix and love the way line 6 supports it and integrates it with other products.
That said, I bought a Kemper a few months ago because I had to hear the difference for myself. Its not night and day and the people who say one unit is in another league are way over exaggerating. But, I do prefer Kemper amp profiles to anything I was able to set up on my own in Helix. I'll blame myself before I blame Helix but the stuff I thought was good like Marshall's, Supro, Matchless, Vox, etc was noticeably better on the Kemper. Fender amps may be a little better but certainly closer to the Helix. What I suspect the difference is is that I have a lot of experience with different Fender amps. Not so much with the other ones. At the end of the day though I can pick one great Kemper profile, adjust the definition and be on my way, no more constant tweaking.
I plan to keep the Helix. The effects are amazing sans reverb which Kemper takes care of. Plus the midi integration eliminates the need to ever have the Kemper controller.
Oh, and as far as processor goes, profile files are tiny. I imagine the DSP needed for those is insignificant compared to running the reverbs. It's not like comparing dsp horsepower between line 6 and fractal.
Profile files are just the settings for the internal amp models. They aren’t the models themselves.Oh, and as far as processor goes, profile files are tiny. I imagine the DSP needed for those is insignificant compared to running the reverbs. It's not like comparing dsp horsepower between line 6 and fractal.