Having research various Pa speakers, I purchased these in conjunction with their equivalent 12inch tops. Overall a fantastic rig for my 5 piece band. I took the risk in purchasing them without testing them. There is a limited choice in Ireland of what you can test out due to what local shops stock. I am not disappointed with these. They perform just as well as the most common brand of PA used by many bands in Ireland. Well worth the money. It's also worth purchasing the proper EV covers in order to protect the casing, particularly if you'll be on the road a lot like I am with my band.