The IR-X is a pedal with the same tube preamp from the Friedman heads, with poweramp simulation and IRs. YouTube demos are promising, but you don’t get an idea of the “feel” which along with the transients are the main things missing from amp sims. I really miss that sound where it’s clean but there’s a ton of total-harmonic-distortion . . . had a Marshall DS-1 but the clean channel was terrible (unlike the majestic DSL 100 which had great cleans) and a Blackstar HT-1 which had this annoying ant-bugle distortion present even on clean sounds.
Not cheap but if it has that last 10 percent that my sims are missing I’ll pay it! Practically no Friedman retailers in Canada sadly.