Heylo guys.. So I'm planning on buying an Axe FX II in the not so distant future. Problem is I don't know what is the "best sounding way" to go about using it in a live situation. I've seen a lot of people talk about the Mackie 1531, expensive as fuck although it does look promising. How would I pair this with the axe fx? Mic it up via the pa? My friend studies recording production at school and advised me that the Mackie would be a waste of money. He stated the 1800 watts is major overkill and that the pa speakers provided at venues would be of same quality which means I might as well go straight through to FOH. What's your opinions on active monitors? Is my friend making no sense or am I the ignorant one?