I'm thinking long and hard about abandoning my Randall Isolation in favor of a direct recording setup. It has always been a tough nut to crack, the Randall. For ages I thought it was me who couldnt mic the speaker properly, but the Randall has this honky, nasal character thats tough to get rid off unless your cranking the amp full blast. And also, it's not very popular amongst my neighbors, even-though it reduces a lot. So, as I see it, for the budget I'm willing to spend and the overall versatility and ease of use Im looking for, there are three options. One is the Palmer PGA-04, the other the Hotplate strait into the HK Red Box Pro and the least favored option, abandoning my Elmwood for the Line6 POD XT Pro. I'm not looking to obtain the ultimate cab-miced tones out of any of these boxes. I'm just looking to get a good, decent, workable and versatile distorted tone, recorded at home, even during late night sessions. Which do you think is the best way to go?