The 25R is definately excellent and capable for small venue situations. I ran across a guy that chopped his 25R cabinet and made an Amp Head out of it. I was actually blown away how well it performed connected to a 4x10 cab! I got both my 25R off of CraigsList as non-working for $10 and all they both had wrong was cold solder joints! Easy fix! So I look at them as potential projects with nothing to lose, but I definately don't plan on getting rid of them. They are just so versatile! One of them will definately get a speaker upgrade eventually. I'm a patient (and cheap) person in no rush and I'll wait for that next speaker deal to pop up on CraigsList!!