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I've had these speakers for 4 years now. They've been used at countless gigs, from outdoor events to indoor clubs and parties. I've also used them as a DJ booth monitor in a loud club, and even on a boat. These are incredibly robust, incredibly loud and clear and I haven't had a single problem with them over the years. They still sound like new after all this time. I like the 8" version of these over the 10" and 12" because they're smaller and lighter but have the same amp and internals as the larger speakers. They have a variety of connections on the back and can even accept RCA inputs. If you have an outlet, you could take one of these and plug your phone into it and have an instant party. I would like to get 2 more of these for fill at larger events but I've run events with just the 2 and a sub and been fine. Highly recommended. One of my favorite pieces of gear.