I'm considering purchasing a poweramp/preamp setup, because that seems to be a more affordable and more versatile way to go. For a preamp, I'm thinking of getting a Line 6 Bass POD. I've tried them out before, and I loved the variety of tones and sounds, and the direct recording abilities I'm sure would be very handy. My question is, can the Bass POD be used as a preamp for a poweramp, and can that setup then be used to connect to a PA? Would a Bass POD pro be necessary for this application? I'm not sure if this could be done, since the normal POD lacks any XLR outs. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.