I tell 'ya, the temporary loss of the TB search function is killin' me. Threads like "Line 6 Bass POD questions" and "DJ and PA subs anyone?" make me realize how little I really know about amplification technology. I just picked up a Johnson J-Station for use as a headphone amp with effects and amp modeling because I'm worried about the small size of my bass Pandora. I'm beginning to think that's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the capabilities of the J-Station. Today, I spent an hour on the phone with my uncle (five years older than me, we grew up like brothers) who's my playing mentor. He's been jacking his Zoom 9002 guitar headphone amp into a set of powered Walkman speakers for home practice for years, and we've been discussing upgrading him to some of the newer, inexpensive computer powered speakers with separate subwoofers, and getting me a set at the same time for use with the J-Station. I've never really given it much thought before, but why can't a J-Station or a Bass POD be jacked directly into a small PA for home use or portable jamming? As an example, in a Guitar Center catalog that came recently I saw that JBL is making a self-contained 1X15 (plus horn) biamped PA speaker that runs about 180W, as I recall. What would the advantages and disadvantages be for using an amplified PA speaker and a preamp/J-Station/POD, instead of a bass combo or small amp and bottom? It just seems that a POD/J-Station and PA rig for home would be the most flexible and versatile way to go, because: 1) You can use the POD/J-Station all by itself as a headphone amp or an amp for powered Walkman/PC speakers; 2) You can jack the POD/J-Station into your little PA like a combo; 3) You can jack your POD/J-Station into a small mixer along with your buds, and all jam together thru your little PA; 4) And you can take your POD/J-Station for a ride, and jack into the house PA wherever you end up. What am I missing here? If it were this simple, everybody would be doing it, right?