I am looking to set up a very basic modelling system. I have not been playing much since my friend took back his stanger amp. I have an Mbox mini interface. If i have 7000Rs i could either go for a cheap modelling amp, like the Roland or i could get a decent set of consumer speakers. Considering i have an interface i could very well use a modeling plugin and play it though this speaker. So the situation boils down to how well it will sound through a consumer -- kind of flat -- speakers, compared to a rolands amp. I am assuming that the speakers in the roland are guitar amp speakers, and not flat ones with cab modeling. I know most opinion here would be toward the amp side, but i would like to get genuine feed back on people who have used software modeling through flat respose monitors. I would also like to get opinion on the kind of speakers i could get for around 7-8 Ks and also a few amp modeller and cab IRs if possible. I don't need much in the way of tonal veriety -- just a basic high gain model for modern metal and a low gain -- the stevie ray kind-- tone for blues and such. :rock::rock: Also on what do i load the IRs. Does Altiverb and similar convolution reverbs support 3rd party impulses. If so, i would be grateful if someone could post links to where i can download them and the IRs.