I thought i share my little journey, maybe you do, too.
I guess this could be helpful for everybody.
What i tried so far to get an speaker on stage, since i simply prefer to have some tone directly on stage and not just rely on the monitors etc.
the Powered Kemper
an Engl poweramp
a Hughes and kettner poweramp
the mooer tube engine
the Starfield 5050 stereo poweramp
a marshall poweramp
the art sla
Gallien Krueger Micro Poweramp
the kemper kone
the celestion g12k100
the redcatt 121 findx8
Celestion Gold back
and many more....
Kemper Power Kabinet
and many more i can not remember all
i tried basically everything since i have the kemper
So yeah when it comes to poweramps i stayed with the camplifier eventhough it was not my favorite sound
the winner hands down were the starfield 5050 and the mooer tube engine it is hard to describe but some poweramps are just not that snappy and upfront and the kemper sounds almost too far away if that makes sense to you.
When it comes to speakers and powered Cabs i often have either the problem of an unflexible tone or speakers with a extended highend and that can lead really ugly feedback, not the nice feedback normal amps give you but a super high one, that is why i totally gave up on speakers with an extended highend ... i love the flexibility with the kemper kone but i simply was not that happy with the nasty feedback, sometimes even at lower volumes. so i looked for flat speakers without an extended highend. This is now my favorite combination. The Redcatt 121FINDx8 + the Kemper kone speaker simulation work surprisingly well together and even without it simply fits super well imo.
Here is a list of speakers that work well in that regard, for those of you that have the same backstory:
RedCatt 121 findx8
The first two worked the best for me. Let me know what your favorite setup is