Hi all, I did a quick search and found some stuff, but nothing that really answered my questions. 1. I am looking buying a small PA gig system. I am mostly going to be piecing together used equipment since budget is not in the thousands, and I am mostly doing it for some small events locally, not so much concerts (yet). I have been looking at getting a powered mixer for the sake of simplicity rather than having to tote around a case full of extra gear. On the same note, I do want to upgrade later, so I feel that buying a non-powered mixer would be better when trying to add on EQ's, Compressors...etc. Based on everyone's experience, which route do you think is the better route? Obviously if I had thousands of dollars I would just trick out a new rig and not care, but im not stupid, or am I rich. 2. My second question is, in this exploration of used equipment, I found a guy that has a Soundcraft Spirit Powerstation 600 (powered mixer), and wanted to know if anyone has had experience with it (or similar from same company). I used to run sound for an other group a few years ago, and they used a Soundcraft mixer (non-powered) and I thought it worked great. Again, I am just looking for feedback from those that have been around the block a few times. Thanks!