I am considering purchasing (soon) a AXE FX II with foot controller. I know there are numerous choices for amplifiers (matrix most popular) and using either guitar speaker cabinets or high quality clean monitors/PA type speakers. My question which do you prefer? If using PA/Monitor cabinets do you prefer passive with an amp like the matrix or Active? Here is what I have now and would be interested in your thoughts as per tweaking this.
Presently I have a Egnater M4 Pre-amp with modules going to a mixer then to an SS amp to a pair of ported closed back 1x12's and a pair of passive PA monitors. (All modulation effects go through the effects loop of the mixer)
I use this because I also use a piezo occasionally on one guitar and also may want to add a acoustic and Roland GR55 to the mix. The PA speakers add a nice acoustic feel and tone but sound a bit thin and brittle by them selves thus the mix of the two.
I would be replacing the Egnater M4 with the Axe FX II.