For smaller rooms (less than 50 people)I use a single Roland KC300 keyboard amp http://www.rolandus.com/Files/KC300FX.HTM
which weighs 38 lbs. Relative to its' size, I think it sounds GREAT! - smooth frequency response. I feel the KC100, though 10 lbs lighter (29-1/2 lbs) just doesn't sound good enough (esp. for vocals) to justify the weight difference.
For medium size venues (75 - 175), I just take two KC300s linked in stereo and place them on tripods. For small/medium venues, I run 'all' EQ/effects thru the keyboard (Technics KN5000) so the "final output" goes to the Roland KC300. For larger venues, I add a pair of BOSE 802 bi-amped speakers dedicated solely to vocals. http://www.bose.com/products/on_stage/802gold.html
The KN300 is very easy to transport (via small fold up luggage cart) and quick to setup. I don't know about the Solton X1, but I never, I mean NEVER use the Technics KN5000 keyboard's internal speakers alone for any gig performance. It may seem sufficient (marginally) in the smallest of rooms, but . . .
When it comes to music, the ONE thing I won't compromise on is the sound. Other than musicianship & stage presence, sound quality determines the professional level of a performance which can then insure future gig bookings. I always keep in mind that the people in the audience are all potential booking(s).
Hey Donny, can you please tell us again which PA sound reinforcement system you currently use? What is its' weight? I thought I remember it being pretty light as well. I'm interested in checking out your system as well.
[This message has been edited by Scottyee (edited 10-31-2000).]