I find myself more and more attracted to the idea of a massive poweramp (1000w, or what have you) with a Pre-Amp...mainly because It's a little cheaper than going whole hog, and chances are, I could get more power this way. Anyway, I have no Idea where to start on a PreAmp (offbaord)...Probably the same situation as just any old Amp, hu?...Ok, but here's where I get a little balled up...some people, Like Demeter, Aguilar, ect. sell onboard pre-amps...does this eliminate the need for and offboard? (Not that I'm really interested in an Onbaord...just wondering) Do power amps "color" the sound, regardless of the Pre-amp, or does the pre-amp take over everything tone wise? Is is in anyway possible to "miss match" Pre/power amps? (not brand but electronics wise..) anything else I should know?