Hey Jethro - I will go through your questions. I sold the Code 50 Combo because its redundant now. The Kemper is a much better piece of kit. I still have the Code 100 head but that’s going too. I really liked the Code for what it was - a cheap reliable fun little amp. But, I figured out the headphones issue and Kemper is better all around. The profiles are merely a snap,shot of the amp. You can shape the sound but it’s not the same as having “the amp.” You’re right, there are tons of profiles out there so no worries. I did profile my Astoria and Carvin extensively. I have the snap shot, multiple actually, of every way I could play them. In fact, I now have more tones compared to how I actually used them. I had 2-3 tones I went to when I played the actual amp. Now, I profiled many more and some came out really good. I certainly got profiles of the typical tones I dialed in. I don’t think I will miss them. I sold the Astoria only because it brought back a great return and I wanted something to go to fund the Kemper. I agree. Don’t sell your core group of amps. I a/b the profiled tones I did through my PA and my Friedman FRFR cab and the real amp through it’s matched cab sounds better than the profile through the equipment mentioned. I will say the profiled tone are very similiar and really captures the sound. I will also say in a mix it’s even closer. You may not notice the difference in a mix. I can hear the difference when going at it solo. Again, the profiles are close and I attribute the difference to the gear more so than the profile. Just remember, you can tweak the tones and in a mix I don’t think you can complain. You may actually create a new better tone due to the vast library of effects in the Kemper. I now have an Astoria based tone that I like better than the amp — it is possible to out do the original. Profiling is easy. The first profiles I did sucked but by the third time I was getting there. I made some very good clean profiles of both amps. My initial issue was the dirty profiles. I am satisfied now. The process is easy. There are some deep editing you can do that is simple. Profiling is easy and great. I’m going to profile all my amps. The footswitch is excellent so it’s really easy to manage your sound in performance mode. Performance mode is excellent. You can build sounds for each song in your set or as I’m doing it now, by amp type of basic tone type. There are some great videos on YouTube that will help you. I’m still a novice but I am satisfied with some, not all, but some of my profiles. The cab will color your sound but don’t worry about it. Like I said, even the FRFR cab is not an exact match to the original. In short, everything will impact the overall tone. I do like the FRFR cab better than the sound direct into the PA. It’s a marginal improvement. I can tell the tone is essentially the same either way. The FRFR cab has what folks call the amp in the room tone versus a mic’d sound. Both ways work. I got the Friedman FRFR used yesterday for $450 which was ok. If I paid $900 new I might not really see the value. Bottom line, I think you can make a cab work just fine. Good luck.