(this is admittedly a bit off-topic, but I thought some of the regulars in this forum may be able to offer useful advice) I am putting together a small group for post-bop material in smallish (100+seat) restaurant/lounge. Intent is to keep loudness to an acoustic-like level, but anticipate needing modest PA to ensure balance is okay in all corners of this oddly shaped room. Instrumentation is double bass, small grand piano, tenor, trumpet, and full drum kit with player capable of some control. Brushes will show up fairly frequently. It is up to me to put together the PA kit, including for CDs before/between sets. As for bass, though I'm sympathetic to the no-amp bass philosophy espoused by several regulars here, I have not done this sort of gig in some decades, and may not have the chops. Still, I will stick to mics if possible. Since I don't know what the state of the art is these days, I wondered what some of the more regularly working, sound sensitive, gear saavy players here might suggest. RE budget, the less, spent, the better but we want pretty good sound quality. Haven't really begun looking , though I have an idea (possibly mistaken) that a handful of those great sounding little Bose speakers scattered around the ceiling might be a good start. So what amps, speakers, mics can you suggest. Do I need compression or EQ for such a job? How many channels and how pro a board? Thanks for any input.