Hey everyone, I'm currently casting about in consideration of some new 'FOH' speakers for our live setup. Let me explain what we've been using and what we tend to do with it. I'm hoping to do two things...keep the same FOH volume while 'compacting' the cabs a bit. We currently have a pair of JBL MRX 15's that usually go on stands. We put: -vocals (x3) -Snare + a little kick for support -hand drums -sometimes a bit of guitar and keys We occasionally have a powered sub that comes out for bigger rooms. No bass in the FOH (my fEARful rig is fine or even preferred to bass in the FOH PA). I use a compact 16/20 channel board and run monitors out to a separate amp. The FOH is powered off of one half of my IPR3000. --------- What I'd love is a pair of MORE compact speakers for front end. Is anyone making a set of 12's or maybe 2x10's or something like that? Is it worth looking at powered v. unpowered? Would something like the QSC K12 be a good fit? Some of the rooms we play are similar to this: Some are bigger (although this room is long). My goal is to keep our current SPL out front but make it a bit easier to fit. Also, I'd like to get 'out from under' depending upon the band member who owns the JBL's in terms of depending on him to provide. We're not playing coffee house volumes as you might guess from knowing my own setup. I'm probably looking at something in the 800$ per speaker range.