My rig currently consists of an ART tubechannel preamp, a carvin dcm1000 power amp, and ernie ball hd210 and hd212. I played an outdoor show last saturday, and was disapointed. I'v had the setup since june and gigged with it 3 times before. Inside, its got plenty of volume, but I had the power amp bridged to 1000 watts driving the two cabs with the preamp almost high enough in output to clip the power amp, and I still wasn't too incredibly loud on this outdoor gig. Perhaps it has something to do with fighting two loud guitarrists each with 100 watt heads and 4x12's. Maybe its because My amp was right next to one of the 4x12's. Maybe I'm standing too close or too far away from my stack. Maybe its me, but I expected 1000 watts through a 105dB 210 and a 99dB 212 to be much louder. When i went from 425 watts to 1000 watts, it was barely louder. Is my power amp the problem? Am i simply not moving enough air or having a big enough rig to compete with 8 12's? Or are all outdoor gigs really hard to get good volume.