Ok, I'm not going to offer these up as poll choices or anything (polls are bad).... Anyway, I'm curious as to whether the preamp/power amp combo will sound as good as just the straight amp head... I don't know if the power amp would sufficiently color the sound or anything like that. I need to get some stuff straight so that when I finally get ahold of some money and find a good deal, I can pounce on it. Thanks again everyone!