Well, if one desires certain samplerate, than may make decison based on specsheet . If one desires certain sound than he has to try the unit in flesh. I both cases you have blackbox.
That comment doesn’t even pass the laugh test, and it’s getting increasingly difficult by the post to take you seriously because you’re starting to sound like an Eventide fanboy. Sampling rate and sound quality are not mutually exclusive, and you seem to be arguing that one must chose one over the other. I have both, fancy that! Sample rate goes directly to fidelity. Moreover, no sensible person would buy a pedal without trying it out.