What in the world does the first part of your post have to do with this guys request for a $500 PA. Then you go on to say that a larger powered 2 way (which is what an EON is) will just beam away. ?? There are some very very good 2 way PA cabs in the world. An EON isn't really near the top of that heap by any standard. And what do you mean saying it will sound more like itself and less like the room? A line source does have the potential to have a more diffuse even wavefront But this guy is looking for a $500 PA. Where you coming from brother?