I've been using a bose pas 2bass module package for my bass rig, vocals, and for my guitar player. It lives up to all the hype. I wanted to see what people on this forum think about it. With respect I'd like to say that a lot of the nay sayers here either didn't try it, or had the wrong package, or didn't take the time to learn how to set it up right. Before I get more into it I'd like to make some comments and usual things I've run across here. 1. "no highs, no lows, must be bose." You must be on crack. I have my bongo straight in and it thumps with the best of them. The high are beautiful 2. "not loud enough," or "really for acoustic," these things are more than loud enough, in fact they will make your ears ring. Mine is set up next to an acoustic drum set with oversized shells. I can hear everything perfect with plenty of head room. the main volume is just barely past noon. I was told to turn it down by the other two players in my rock/metal band. 3. "you could build one for cheaper," "overpriced...." Sure some guys could, most of us can't. Part of it too is not just the speaker but the electronics and the presets and the fact that it has 4 channels. And is very well built. As far as being too expensive, go buy a good bass rig and a pa, and you will be well over the bose price. Cuase this thing is both your rig and a pa if you go straight in. In my case I replaced a bass rig, a guitar rig and a pa. (It sounds better that my guitar players old marshall half ever did, so much for tubes) Anyways..... The sound not degrading as quick (so you don't have to blare and scare your audience away.....ooo but they can blare if that is your thing), the dispersion and the clarity of sound they claim is all true. A little background on me, I've been playing in bands for 15 years. Rock/metal, not acoustic or country or oldies, not a solo act with loops. All the problems descibed on the bose site are all the same things I hate about playing out. So, I gave bose a crack. Guess what, lived up to every ounce of hype on the site, sooo I guess it's not hype. It made me want to play again, because I knew I could play out and bring the bands sound with me. Sorry but, out of all the naysayers here I think I read two post from guys who actually used it. One guy only tried it for a few minutes in guitar center. pffft. Vocals = sweet as hell sound like a professionally recorded vocal. Not that muddy crap a usual sound guy gives you because he thinks loads or reverb makes a singer sound good. Bass = best bass sound I've ever played with, that includes me, and the ten or so bass players that have been in and out of my band over the years. Plenty of low end. but, again what you put in is what you get out, I've got a bongo, if you've got a crap bass........... Guitar = what you put in is what you get out, were using pedals straight in and it sounds better than the marshall half we were using. Drums = acoustic N/A .........but I'd like to add the pas had no problems getting over the heavy hitter I have playing behind the acoustic set. Feedback = if you adjust gain staging properly and use the right mic technique you will have none, I get my vocal mic super loud without cutting out any frequencies. I could never do this on my old pa no matter where the speakers were set. Mix= awesome you can hear everything no matter where you go. And I can adjust the mix anytime I want. No more giving the soundman handgestures or asking to be turned up only to be ignored. People with multiple systems having a hard time hearing another player most often have them spread too far apart. Why am I writing this? Because this is one of the few things I have ever bought that lived up to my expectations. And I would very much like to go out and see local bands play with something like these instead, so I can hear good sound and not the crap blasting out of the usual pa club sytem. P.S. I would like to add over all the time I've been playing in small to mid sized clubs with huge expensive pa systems, I have NEVER heard a better sound than is what coming out of the pas system I have. Perhaps my viewpoint is a little different though than most bass players. As I happen to also be the singer I stand out front and center and not right in front of my amp, so I hear what the whole mix sounds like, not just the amp sound and the rest of the music in background.