Don't amped speakers just require one cord, which carries both power and audio signals? I find that I have to carry a fair number of audio extension cords and power strips when I set up my two EON 15s. Again, probably not a problem for gigs that just need a two to four speakers, but when you start needing more and more, it could just be a mess.Yeah, here at Disneyland I've seen the big Meyer audio powered speaker arrays and other big powered speaker thingy's, and it's insane. However, on this side of the huge spectrum, powered speakers means not having to haul around super huge racks filled with power amps, which is just as troublesome when you're talking moving 30-40 amps at a time. Thank god for fork lifts! In fact, sometimes it's better if you had a crane!
So when I get home to deal with my paltry personal band set-up, I'm all about light!