Wow, thanks for the great suggestions. One can go from mild to wild with some of those. I had seen the Blue Wonders in the past. They look impressive. Unfortunately, those babies would be out of my price range. The PA speakers look like great deals for the price. My issue (if you can call it that) is that I would like to have some of these speakers so I can build them and use them. Even if I have to spend a bit more money to build them, that would give me the most satisfaction.
As fun as the DIY is getting and as much fun as I've had in the past supplying music for family and friends, I am considering taking an official dive into the world of event DJing. This would actually give me somewhat of an excuse for the hobby. There are a number of winter bridal planning events coming up so I need to figure out the go/no-go soon. My main issue is that I own a boat (with a solid system) that we use a lot in the summer so this would run smack in the face of DJing summer weddings.
Ahhh, we'll see. My costs would only keep going up because I would want a Mac book to run all my digital songs on...there's another grand! Hey, it would be for a business so I could at least write it off!