I sold my Ampeg 8x10 and bought a Sadowsky 4x10, 2 Ampeg 2x10s and an Ampeg 1x15. I play some fairly large outdoor gigs and if I gig my SVT-CL with 2 of the 2x10s or my 4x10. It is still crazy loud. I rarely turn past 3 or 4. Having said that, the air that a 8x10 moves behind you is pretty hard to duplicate. Personally, I would look at a 6x10 or a 4x10 and a 2x10 (or 1x15) or lastly a couple of 4x10s.