Hi all. Longtime browser, sometime typer... O.K. Here's the situation. I have a Peavey Mark III head that I've been playing thru a Crate practice amp and a pair of cheap powered portable cd monitors. This setup actually has worked for about 2 years now, amazingly. Unfortunately, the Crate finally said "enough". I now need a speaker cabinet. Here are my specs/gear/requirments... Peavey Mark III XPSeries 300Series CHS head 2 parallel jacks with min amp load 4 ohms 150 watts 23 VRMS(huh?) by the powercord (into housing) it says 500watts Five string(low B) fretless Four string fretted Guitar(oh stop booing) around $100 I don't play out. I need something strictly for home practice with the occasional "wife out shopping" volume increase. My thoughts: Can I buy a cheap(Nady?@musiciansfriend)PA cabinet to do the trick. I'm tempted by the $99 12"@400w on sale with a stand. Could that give me a decent sound? I like the option of jamming with a friend thru the same speaker(2 inputs on head). I went to M**s and S** A** but the best deal I could find was $119(haggle price) on a Soundcraft(?) 12"@150watts I believe. I know the popular and logical answer would be save up, but this is x-mas money from in-laws that WILL be spent on the house if I don't spend it soon. I was going to buy tools for the house but my speaker blew after x-mas so my wife said I could get a cheap cab for now, so I can at least play. All other money is way too tight so I need a cheap option. Or, should I use the cash and try to sell the head and get a small combo? Any opinions would be welcomed. And please, I know all intentions are good but I can't save up and get "x" for $400 or so.. Thanks.