Received an a e-mail that the Atomic CLR Neo was available so I said why not and decided to buy one for my AX8 stemming from the positive reviews from this forum and others. Well, now I know what everyone is talking about. Right out of the box I did not have to make any changes to any of the Fractal presets. What really amazed me was that the distortion models sounded really good and did not blow your head off and overwhelm the amp. I tried power speakers, Studio Monitors, FR CAB ,going into the effects return of a combo amp and this is by far the best sound I've heard. I am a hobbyist and have had a few of the amp models in the AX8 and they sound spot on with the Atomic CLR and that blanket came off the front of the amp that people talk about. I am not an expert by any means and do not have all the knowledge that a lot of the people have on this forum but I spend a lot of time reading these forums to see what is going on and educate myself and this was definitely worth the purchase. And it also sounds great and lower volumes with minor adjustments.