Well I tried the 700 rb today and found it rather pleasing. I am thinking more about the 1001 though, and since you told me that there was a new preamp (less hiss) going into production soon.. I was just wondering when soon is, and from what serial# it will be found inside. (and will it be shipped overseas for aftermods?) Will it be possible (through a DIY mod) to get the same function out of the "biamp mode" as the biamp in the 800rb? If I got it right, all there is to it is just to split the speakon cable into two 1/4".. one for the woof, one for the tweet? I will probably go for the 1001 over the 700 since I need lots of power sometimes, and power is always good to have The 700 was just up to the job, but not more I reckon. The 1001 will probably get it all straight. They do sound about the same dont they? Another thing that crossed my mind recently is the rating of the 1001 vs the 700. In the manual to the 1001 it says 540w in both 8/4 ohms. The 700 is 225/380 in 8/4 ohms. How is that possible? Even more... According to pictures of the backsides it says total power consumption (no not to be mixed up with the output..I know) Again, the manual states (picture wise) 615 watts maximum and 210w average.. for both amps (700 and 1001)?! Clearly things must have been messed up here..or? Even more confusion pours into my already confused brain, when looking at the backside images at GK website. It says that the 700 has got 615W max and 210 average, correspondingly the 1001 seems to have ratings like 1030(?)w max and 350 average? Since I dont have the opportunity to look for myself on real amps at this moment.. I will have to ask you what really is real, and where it is mixed up? It seems very strange that the 1001 would have the same power consumption as the 700 despite the 160w more? What does it say at the backside of the amps? Hope you can answer this.. See ya!