Thanks for all the posts about using a separate pre- and power amp versus an integrated head. The consensus was to go with separates, the direction I was leaning. I listened to the Preamp Shootout, and really liked the Demeter 201 sound the best. My wife could hear the difference, even over my $59 Radio Shack computer speakers. Now I am narrowing the power amp search to the Stewart 1.2 or the QSC PLX-1602. I have an Ampeg BXT-410HL 4 ohm cab. (Great cab, by the way.) I plan on bridging the poweramp and really can't see the possibility of adding another cab. This mother is big enough!! The BXT-410 is rated at 600 watts RMS. Have any of you tonemeisters out there gone through a similar choice, and what did you end up with?