After re-reading these posts, I realized that our setup (Scott, Lars and Per) seems to be very similar. It reminds me of the old saying "Great minds think alike... fools seldom differ". I remember saying I would never use powered speakers - until I borrowed a couple of powered 12" from a buddy. Now with the Rack in the forecast, I'm beginning to migrate over. I'm picking up the Carvin 18" powered sub from the ferry (that crosses between Mich and Ont) that I just purchased, and send that amp that died last weekend back to Carvin for repair.