Finally have the speaker setup worthy of pride and it's time to put the amplification into 'em. I feel like an 18 and 4 10's will execute what I'm looking for. But with what on top? I'm still a bit unclear on how wattage works and if someone wouldn't mind clearing that up, props to them. If the XLT is rated at 700 watts, and the 18 500 watts. we've got 1200. Does this mean that going too much lower on the power rating is going to result in a lack of power? When I'm looking at power ratings, do I look at the 8ohm rating, meaning that is what each cabinet would be getting? Another thing I am confused on is when specs statesomething like 500 x 2, how does this translate to two cabinets? (ex. eden 1205) I realize I'm asking some basic questions, but I'm just looking to get the setup right this time around. My band is playing shows regularly now, and there is no excuse for the basslines not to be fully delivered. These are what I suppose I'm considerring, but nothing is narrowed down or definite: Eden WT1205 or 800 (if it will suffice) Genz Benz 1200 Aguilar DB750 GK 2001RB also open to a power/pre option. Maybe I could get an input on the rating of power amps and decision of preamp. thinking possibly BBE Alembic Demeter Trace Elliot (that silver face is so darn nice) really open to all paths, but looking to decide somewhat soon. I play reggae, so the warmth and low end weight is most important. but obviously having the ability to get clearer mids is nice. I appreciate all input, and want to just throw out the notion that this site is a great network of people, and I've already learned/enjoyed very much of what I've read.