So I know I've seen some discussion on here about using PA speakers as cabs (Anthony Jackson's Meyer CQ-1's, for example, and others), but maybe this will hit the subject from a different angle (or maybe not and the thread will fizzle out). Anyway, who here has found they prefer using PA speakers over bass cabs? And why? Flatter frequency response? Something about their design? Just the sound you get out of 'em, regardless of what charts and graphs say? I just ask because I'm currently cab-less and have been using a small variety of whatever's available when I play at church (anything from slaving out from my LMII to the power amp in of a Fender Rumble 100 to a Peavey 15" PA cab to an old EV 12" speaker... both PA speakers have horn-loaded tweeters). And while it's been a while since I've taken a trip down to Guitar Center or elsewhere to try out some cabs (and there are a lot I've yet to try... unfortunately most of those can't be easily found at GC or small, local music stores), so far I much prefer the sound I get out of the PA speakers compared to the Fender (running from the tuner out on the LMII actually bypasses the eq and filters of the amp, so I know I'm not really getting my sound out of it this way), an SWR 2x10 and 4x10, and a Crate 4x12 guitar cab. Anyway, I know it just boils down to me needing to try out a lot more cabs with my gear for me to make my decision, but I've just been pleasantly surprised lately (particularly with the old, smaller EV speaker) and got to wondering about those that are using PA speakers and why... So I guess just see where this goes... Brian P.S. Just thought I'd add why I was so impressed with the EV speaker... While it definitely had some low end loss (particularly on the low E string), probably due to it's not being a standalone bass cab and overall small size (even for a 12" driver), I was still able to get "good enough for rock" lows out of my LMII with it. But what I liked so much was the flat out nasty, gnarly growl I got from it with the VLE at about 10:30, high mids at about 1:30, and a passive Squier VMJ with all controls wide open running into it.