Im sure i've moaned on a few posts about wanting to go to using some QSC K12's and their partnering subs. Mostly for weight concern. And no doubt crisp and clear. Our old passive EV mains (purchased new in 1988) are tough to load. And wide, they hog stage space. But I must say, these old boys really get the job done. Over the 4th we played an open lake gig where the audiece was s flotilla of boats, some up to 200 yards away anchored on a sand bar, and about 150 degrees surrounding. We power the 18" subs with a Carvin 3800, and the mains with Carvin 2500. Being outdoors we were really able to open them up. Late in the gig during a song I walked out front and couldnt believe the volume, the crisp highs and kidney pounding thump. I was like, you know what? I can lug these around for this kinda sound. I hate the width and weight of these but it seems it really gives the sound something to push off-i dont know how else to say that. These were the premium speaker back in the day, and the power amps were far smaller. And they still sound awfully good today. I just wanted to give a shout to the passive pa crowd. These speakers are still plenty relevent and just as capable if not more. To sum it up, He's not heavy, hes my brother.