As a first time poster, really appreciate all the responses.
When I first brought the HX Stomp to practice, I made the mistake of plugging straight to the PA and running some of the factory presets. Needless to say, the results weren't great.
First impressions matter, and I don't think my bandmate has been able to get over what he heard.
It's up to me to convince him otherwise. I've rented a powered pa monitor for home practice, which has helped greatly.
Question: is there a big difference, tonally, between a pa speaker and FRFR? Money's an issue, and I'm not sure if I can justify the cost.