So I've finally (unless it turns out to be a shitbox, or he gets raped) convinced ol Drew to pick up a 4x12 off of Craigslist this weekend and sell me back the Recto 212 that I sold him ages ago.
The Axe-II has two native outs that I use - the XLRs (stereo to my HD1221s) and the 1/4" TRSs, which run into my 828 for my monitors.
Since I'll have another output path, I'd like to come up with a clever way to route one of the outputs to some_solid_state_power_amp that I pick up next week.
My initial thought is to use one of the outputs on the 828 to feed the power amp. That way if I go "real amp > real cab", the only extra thing I'd need to flip on would be the MOTU. I don't really know offhand how that would work input level wise though, since I'm not sure what the 828 actually puts out, and if it'll be enough to cleanly pass the signal the power amp into the 2x12.
Any other suggestions? Or, has anyone gone preamp > interface > poweramp without any problems?
If you get a standard PA solid state power amp like the Peavey IPRs, Crown XLS, or Carvin DCM, most of them take an XLR in.
EDIT: Wait, I'm dumb and didn't read, that's not what you're asking.