I grew up in a family that had a traveling gospel quartet, they always had a great sound and it came (at least partially) from the quality equipment they used, that was my introduction to Peavey. As a DJ I have followed the evolution of music technology for 40 plus years from the CS series amps to the digital age that came about in the 80's and progressed to the lighter more powerful amplifiers of today. I have a pair of these PV 118 cabinets and at 72 pounds they are built to last. For me using Peavey comes with something you can't buy like "Peace of mind". I have NEVER blown a Peavey amp or speaker (thus far) and I am a DJ that likes to push the limit of my system, I've not found it with Peavey (yet)...A 5 year warranty should tell you how confident they are in the product they produce, a great item, WORTH IT.