If you don't feel like reading this whole post the bottom line is: Do smaller PA systems (still with some decent wattage) actually work for bars of medium-large size? The guy in my band who owns the PA is leaving because he went and knocked up his wife. He has offered it to us for sale, which I'm sure we could get a good doing but I don't know if I really want it. Our PA system is rather cumbersome and I've always wondered if we could get by with less. Here's a quick rundown of what we're working: Two 2x15 mains run by one power amp Two 1x18 subs with a power amp Four 1x12 monitors with a power amp One rack case for the power amps A 2nd rack case with: The mixer Two graphic EQs Compressor Feedback destroyer (Doesn't seem to work that well! Probably something else I'm sure about. I've always wondered if we could make due with one of those bigger powered mixers and two 1x15 speakers? Maybe one sub? Forgive me I'm not super well versed in PA systems as I wasn't the owner of ours and have never been the PA guy in the past. I'm just looking for ways to scale it down. The bars we play are larger places but not arenas or theaters, if anything we're told to turn it down. I don't know too many people who go out to see a cover band and are like "Wow these guys aren't loud enough." Once we played this TINY stage/bar and used our monitors as mains. The one guy's dad (who is at every show) said it was the best we ever sounded. Food for thought. FYI we are a 5 piece cover band with guitar, bass, drum, keys, vocal. If that helps. Thanks!