A short time ago I asked advice on a small rig that had the usual goodies. (sound, power, transportability, etc) Since I have been using IEM's for so long I didn't know where to start. First I tried a pair of Aguilar GS112's with a SWR 750. Great cabinets, great head, horrible combination!! I decided that the Aggies weren't the sound I was after. I needed less of a room fill and more of a stage monitor. Also although the SWR was a fine sounding head, I felt I needed much more control of the mid (cutting) frequencies. So to work I went, reading every post and archive I could on the talkbass amp forum. SO this is what I came up with: Auralex Grama Pad for my foundation Bergantino EX 112 Bergantino HT 112 Gallien Krueger 1001 RB ll I did give much thought to a separate Pre- Power set up, but after much thought I couldn't justify the added expense for what I thought might be little gain. Remember I am using this rig mainly as a stage monitor and NOT to fill a room. Every gig will have major PA support. My first impression, although a very short trial, (1/2 hr) was very favorable. The mid that was lacking in my previous set up, was now VERY apparent. This set up would surely fall under the "hi-fi" catagory. What some would describe as sterile, I describe as "modern", especially using a Modulus Q5 with EMG's. True, I could probably get a more buttery sounding low end, or more shimmering highs with a pre-post set up, but for bang for the buck, this should work out just fine. I have a dress rehearsal scheduled for next Wed for the new projuct I'm involved with. I can't wait to open this rig up on a stage to see what it really sounds like. I'll update, once I run it through some paces.