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There are several things to consider. First off since this is a new band, who would own the gear if the band breaks up. One should never kid himself into thinking this could never happen. The band should work out those details in writing before spending any money.

If you do the math there is not a huge price difference in passive versus active once you factor in the cost of purchasing amps and cabling for the passives. More time is also needed for the setup (time is money). I wouldn’t say that actives necessarily sound better than passives. That really depends on the power amp and speaker matchup. The same goes for the weight. You still have to carry the separate power amps. The weight may be easier to manage since they are separate, but over all, the weight is about the same. I prefer active for the convenience facer. Easier to manage, easier to setup/breakdown. To be continued…