I'm not entirely sure what you're mumbling about...but...one of the things that the modern 'verb in the box' manufacturers seem to have forgotten is that real reverb doesn't go from 20-20k, nor does it have quite as wide a dynamic range or S/N.
If you've ever sat in a 'stairwell' and played guitar, or sang, you'll hear the difference in density as well as diffusion which the 'verb in the box' unit's seem to have missed.
Yes, a little iron in front of a box is often a good thing...but it depends on the iron. The phase shift caused by the iron is more important to the tone than anything else, which means, there are about are several hundred different sounding 1:1 transformers you might try.
Iron is good...but it's always a total of the sum of the parts, and an understanding of the larger concepts that assist in creating something.
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