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Intended use is for solo/small act, small/medium venue, acoustic oriented music. Primarily solo, flexible enough for 3-4 piece. When solo, I've been running mono/mon using one of the 112's for a monitor. For a band setup I'd use the 112's as mains and no more than two monitors.
When I do a solo or small three piece gig, I dislike messing around with racks and connectors, and maybe adding a spearate EQ. For those gigs, I have a couple of powered mixers on hand. Of course, you would want to get a powered mixer that had at least two separate amps and two separate GEQ's. And IF you ever thought you were going to change to powered speakers then maybe not - but of course if you were going to change to powered speakers, then you wouldn't need the power amp either.
So the real question is, are you planning on staying passive? If so, my vote would be for a used powered head. Peavey makes some, as does APB, Yamaha, Yorkville and others. Spare yourself the powered Mackie, Nady, Harbinger, Behringer, Phonic, Gemini mixers. I'm not being a snob, it's just that box/powered mixers need to be fairly robust and dependable.