Can't make up my mind! Hope you can help me out!
QSC K 12's w/ dbx Driverack PX (PX used for EQ, Compression, etc) (500+500 watts powered cabinet)
Peavey SP5's w/ PV 3800 Amp and PV QF 215 EQ (775 watts to each SP5)
PV 12M's over PV 118 Subs using PV 2600 to power all and Peavey VSX 26 for X-over, EQ, etc. (Ch 1 of amp to mains, Ch 2 of amp to subs = 450 watts per speaker @ 4 ohms)
All three of these packages run about $2,300 with the cables, speaker stands, and everything so I'm really stuck here!
More about what we have going on:
My band plays a variety of rock (Silversun Pickups, Taking Back Sunday, Metallica, Bon Jovi, etc.) We have a Soundcraft mixer, 4 Peavey PV 15M monitors, and Peavey PV series amps running them through a dbx 215 EQ.
It's doubtful that we will ever add anything on after this purchase, so part of me thinks that we should go for the all PV system with the subs, but then I think that the SP5's would sound much cleaner and louder, but lack the bottom end ability to mic the drum kit and bass guitar. I'm assuming the same would be true of the QSC K12's (loud and clean, but lack the ability to mic up drums and bass).
We plan on miking the entire drum kit and the bass (direct out from amp to board) as well. We don't need ridiculously loud bass guitar, but something to supplement his stage volume (which will be fairly low since we mic everything up and let the PA do it's job).
Can't wait to get some advice so I can quit looking at this stuff all night every night!!!