Our 5-piece classic rock band uses these as our main PA speakers. (We use 2 Samson Auro D412s for monitors.) We have used them for outdoor festivals and indoor gigs, and we are quite happy with them overall. For the large outdoor gigs, they are nice and clear at maximum volume, but not overpowering. If you play a lot of outdoor gigs, you will probably want to get a subwoofer to take some of the bass load off them. For indoor gigs, they have been excellent--extremely clear, and plenty loud. They do tend to be a little bright-sounding, so you will want to adjust their highs and lows accordingly. Overall, we are very pleased with the crisp, clear sound and volume levels, especially for the price.