1st December 2007
Lives for gear
I remember reading on the PSW Helios thread that the general consensus was that the Olympic #2 "pre-Helios" board was a piece of crap. Dick Swettenham built that board as "payment" in return for his design rights developed while employed by Olympic.
Unfortunately that board was the example used by competitors to diminish the Helios brand. It sure must have stung.
Anyhow, the main thing is that UA has turned the Helios type69 into a plug! What more can you hope for to secure your legacy
Truely though, it's a bit of an oddball compared to the most popular pres out there. I wouldn't be honest if I denied that it's resume didn't have something to do with my initial attraction to them. The fact that they were under the radar for so long was a bit of an attraction to me as well - I guess I'm a bit of flake that way.
But that crap wears off after awhile and I can objectively say that it brings something very different to the table than anything else I've ever used.