Hey all, today's my new PA day. I needed something to cover the PA duty when Mike upgrades the crossovers in my Big E 2x6's and had just pulled the Faital out of my Kustom cab for use in a Thunderchild 118 he's also making me. hyper:!!!) Anyways, I bought some MCM Custom Audio brand 12" mains, cheap stands, and an MCM Audio Select 55-2983 15" to retrofit into the Kustom for PA sub duty. Altogether cost me $200 including $12 tax, $10 shipping, and a $10 oscilloscope probe. I've got to say, after some fine tuning, I'm happy with the results. The mains left a bit to be desired with what sounds like a mid scoop with an annoying amount of high end sizzle when used for playing recorded music but hey, they cost $36 each. With the sub in there, you really can't tell. The MCM 55-2983 driver is really solid (and HEAVY!). It performs really well in that cab. It has less low midrange but more low end than the Faital had in that particular cab. I can't wait to break it in. I think it'd be great for bass guitar use with a midrange or some EQ work. I opted to turn off the midrange in my Kustom to use it as a sub. I'm better off letting the mains do the > 250 Hz lifting anyways. Reassembly of the Kustom with the adapter ring. The finished house/practice PA. There's an Ampeg SVT-BSP in the rack that runs to the board. I've got a little over 200w to each main and 250w to the sub. This whole thing performed admirably for how cheap it is. It sounds good and keeps thumping when you crank it LOUD. That's more than I can say for the PA in some local venues. I'm definitely happy with my bottom dollar purchase. The drum kit can wait for another day... The mess will also wait.