Hello, again. Really simple question, I guess, but I was wondering how to choose the right speaker. I'm looking to convince the powers that be to purchase some new speakers. Currently, we are using two 300 watt EV Sx300 speakers(will check product number later) just aren't cutting it. Last night at a rehearsal, the sound guy had to have the vocals clipping for a band to be able to 1) hear the vocals period, and 2) be able to understand the vocals. It sounded pretty bad, too - the clipping was quite noticable. I would like to get some nice active speakers, but am wondering how to pick out the right ones. They would mostly be for talent show applications, but might have some theatrical use. Something like the Mackie SR1530z (active) looks good (a little too expensive), but is there a way to tell if this will be better? I would guess the answer would also be room-dependent, as well. The auditorium is 115' long; 50' wide; at front it is about 30' from floor to celing, and in back it is about 12' from floor to celing, concrete floors and wood paneled walls. It's not super important the sound quality in the back of the room is as good as the sound quality in the front of the room, as for most of the shows people don't sit in the back 10 rows anyway (or, at least, we discourage it.) I Price Range: $1000 for sure, probably somewhere between $1250 and $1750, maybe $2500 if I'm lucky. I have ordered a copy of Yamaha's sound reinforcement handbook, so I hope some answers will be in there. But it's not here yet.