Ok, I'm learning a lot here folks, this is a great forum for folks like me who are clueless about setting up a PA. Heres what my band has pieced together over the last couple months. I'm basically just wondering if our plan for this equipment is appropriate and looking for any suggestions on the BESt way to use what we have. We have three amps. A crown 1400, an older looking crown K1 (which I assume is 1000 watts?) and a peavey 650 watt. We also have a peavey 6 channel powered mixer that I believe is 250 per side. We also have a two channel rack mounted crossover. on the speaker front we have 2 EV 15's with horns, 2 peavey 18 subs, and some cheapy monitors that we need to upgrade... Our uneducated plan is to run a line from one of 2 aux outs on the mixer to the crossover, then to the 1400crown, then to the subs. Use the other aux out to the other crossover channel, then to the crown 1000watt amp, and then to the EV,s. and use the power from the mixer for the monitors only. This leaves the peavey 650w amp unused. Would we need another crossover to tri amp, using the 650 for the horns. Could we use the 650 for monitors and use the powered mixer for the horns without a second crossover? Is attempting to tri amp overkill for a travelling system that will be set up by the band everynight at a new location? Would it be better to lose the powered 6 channel and go with a unpowered 12 channel? We could use the extra channels and it seems using the unpowered mixer might be a simpler set up.??? Ideally we run kick, one overhead drum mic, keys, 2 guitars, and three vocal mics through the system. Our drummer does have a small mixer so we only need one channel for him. so 6 channels could be enough I spose. How would the pros use this gear for optimum sound? Granted the pros would have way nicer components.