I have the original L1 with the tone module. I find the presets very good in matching the optimum sound of the instrument to the system. With the L1 classic and ToneMatch, I have all kinds of connectivity,presets, effects, and much better control of EQ on four channels. I have used a mixer, but it is not as good as the ToneMatch , for me at least. I may be giving up a small degree of lateral sound dispersion, but it would not be noticeable in my venues.
pa4X 76 ,SX900, Audya 76,Yamaha S970 , vArranger, Hammond SK1, Ketron SD40, Centerpoint Space Station, Bose compact