I own a xt and a hd desktop, but I believe to my ears that when I connect either one to my monitor speakers for recording the pod farm sounds the best by far plus more options also. Maybe someone could answer me this, for years I have tried playing threw my computer surround system and like I said pod farm sounds the best, When going live I use a tech 21 power engine 60 with my xt and its ok, but no where near as good as pod farm into the surround system. Now I see it must have caught on because people are using full range flat response cabs which I have told my friends about that is the best way to get the best sound from this technology. I have tried into amps, power amps into 4x12's etc. With the freq. range of a guitar being what it is, why do you think xt, hd, pod farm sound so much better running into surround system as compared to going into a 12 inch speaker? Sorry for the long explanation, but if there is a way to get the sound fron a surround system to the fronts, I would love to know since most pa's are set up mono.