Just spent a little while with the Axe III Powercab. First a question/observation - couldn't figure out how to get any signal with the Axe III AES to the Powercab - any suggestions? Hooked up with a 1/4" to XLR cable I quickly found that the speaker modeling sounded great, Flat Mode Raw sounded great with and without an IR. I'm coming around to the idea that using the LF Raw mode may turn out to be the sleeper usage mode for me. But I pretty quickly had a great Fender Deluxe tone with a TS808 as OD...tempted to throw the III into a rack and try it tonight but I'll likely leave that for another night. So I'm getting great tones with the Axe III and Powercab - I'd put this up against any boutique rig I've owned. Maybe it's my willingness to try different modes but I keep getting stellar Powercab results with both the Helix and now the III.