Just scored a Little Mark II off a fellow TB'er. I'm hoping once it arrives I can ditch my small practice combo, but one thing the combo has that the LMII does not is stereo input for iPod, etc., so I can play along. Unfortunately, I'm not supersmart in the electronics department. Can anyone tell me if I can pipe my iPod into the LMII and play along, via the XLR in, using a 1/8" stereo-to-male XLR cable like this? The Markbass manual says: "The Balanced Input accepts a balanced XLR input, allowing the head to accommodate for all kinds of acoustic bass pickup systems. You can also use this input to plug in a microphone--even while you play your bass through the 1/4" input." Which leads me to believe it will accept signals from both inputs simultaneously (iPod and bass). And I figure I can use the iPod's volume control to balance volume between the two. I just don't want to fry something (especially the LMII). I figure some wise, savvy TB'er will know. Thanks!