OK, so I'm currently looking at the possibility of getting a new power amp since my PLX3002 crapped out on Saturday (more), and I've been poring over TB obsessively this weekend and I'm wondering: why is it that a 40-lb amplifier is considered a "boat anchor" requiring "power-lifting", when a 40-lb cabinet is considered lightweight and portable? I mean, if anything, a smaller amp is easier to carry than a bulkier cabinet when they weigh the same. So is it just because we expect cabinets to be heavy and amps to be lighter (because we expect bigger to mean heavier)? Or is it because we usually want to rack the power amp with other equipment (pre, etc.), so we're already mentally compensating for that additional weight on top of the amp alone? Given my devotion to the PLX series for so many years, I've certainly been in the school of lightweight amps. But I am open to trying something new (and by that I mean "old"), and am willing to think of maybe splitting my rack up if I got a heavier power amp, so that it could be carried separately. It just struck me that time and time again people would talk about, say, a Crown Macro-Tech as something you're going to pay the price for lifting over and over, and yet we never bat an eye at moving cabinets that weigh just as much and are more awkward to lift. Are we discriminating against amplifiers?