Here's my dilemma and I'm wondering what the modeling community thinks. I have been using a GT-100 live, mainly through the effects return of a peavy classic 30 or a vox ac15, depending upon the venue. We mic everything through the PA. So, I tried going direct with the GT-100 with varying degrees of success. It sounds good, especially in the mix, but not the level of quality I want. Going direct means no amp behind me so everything comes from a monitor. We have 2 monitors we put out front and the drummer has a monitor. I recently picked up a Amplifire and its such a step up on the modeling. I was thinking of getting my own monitor to run up front with the other 2 PA monitors. I've looked at atomic FRFR monitors and just straight powered speakers, like the 10" Eon and the 10" QSC monitors. The price difference is striking. So, here's the question: When using an FRFR monitor do you send a signal straight from the modeler to the board and separately direct to the monitor (so I guess the FRFR acts as an amp that you hear your tone from), and then your vocals and the rest of whatever is FOH gets put through other monitors. Or, do you run the modeler into the board and a monitor out from the board to the FRFR, like any other monitor? A secondary question, does anyone have any experience running an amplifire or other modeler through a standard powered speaker? Is it passable for smaller gigs where you don't run a PA so the powered speaker takes the place of an amp for,you guitar sound.