I Just bought the Magnetix from "Nomad" software - special deal from one of their promotions
just $49 !!
Sounds really great to me, I've never had anything as close as this before, it may not be up to UAD's level
but it's pretty decent .... in particular when it's just $49 and Native RTAS/AU/VST
I just bought it as well. It's a very nice plugin, it does some cool "exciter-like" tonal coloring, but still... On distorted guitars it doesn't sound like tape to me (but maybe I have to twiddle a bit more with the knobs, and different tracks).
Nevertheless, it's a pretty usuable plugin, and 49 bucks is peanuts.
I hope that the UAD A800 plugin designers did focus on the density of the sound, not just the bass artifacts and distortion. Because if they didn't.... well, then it's still nothing really new.