Reference The V152: http://www.cerwin-vega.com/products/professional/v152.html The Hartke2000: http://www.samsontech.com/products/productpage.cfm?prodID=18&brandID=3 Ampeg BSE410H: http://www.ampeg.com/products.htm?product=104&catid=22 As some of you know, right now I play a MIM Fender Jazz through a Zoom 506 (C4) into a Hartke2000 through two Cerwin Vega V152s. Lately, I've been playing through just one of the speakers to practice (they're huge, so I live one at home and one at college, hauling them is a pain). While practicing at home, I start to turn the volume up a little. With the volume at about 2.5, I notice I'm clipping the (remember, only playing out of 1 right now) speaker a little. The Hartke2000 head is rated at 120W @ 8ohms (V152 is an 8ohm speak) and the V152 speaker can handle up to 300W program. Some reason I'm not understanding what is going on here. Are PA speakers different than bass cabinets? If so, what makes them different? Do I need to replace the V152s with two Ampeg BSE410Hs? (http://www.ampeg.com/products.htm?product=104&catid=22) I wish I could compare the two, but I don't know of a store that would let me crank the volume the highest I could. It's confusing to me, because on paper, the V152s blow the Ampeg Cab out of the water. For example: V152: 40hz-20khz BSE410: 55hz-18khz The V152s say they can handle more wattage, sensitivity, etc. I just don't want to replace my V152s if the Ampegs will be worse. So what should I do? Are the bass cabs made better for bass? Is the V152 better just as it is on paper? Should I just lug both V152s around? I'm lost Hopefully someone can help with my volume woes. Also, I apologize in advance if I left anything out. I'll be checking this thread often (seeing how it's a crushing dilemma ), so if you have any questions, please feel free.