Okay, please pardon me (or redirect me) if this has been done before, but I need info and guidance. I just started looking at power amplifiers because I'm considering a component bass system with the Alembic F-1X as the "brain." The part I'm not too versed on is the "brawn." I currently use a GK1001RB and as much as I like it, it's got its share of problems. It powers my SWR Goliath III 4x10. I understand how it works, it's mono and there is no issue of how to get it hooked up. But it would need to be replaced if I decide to go pre/power setup. When I perused the selection of power amps available, I was frankly a bit stunned at how many options there were. A few sounded way too powerful (the SWR is a 700W cab). Most were stereo, which could be fun later, but I'd most likely just use it bridged mono. Basically, I'm just wondering where I should start looking. I don't want to get too extravagant and I don't want to blow my cab. I don't know if I should look at the stereo rating and run it as just 1 side, or look at the mono bridged rating and run it as that. I'd like to find something that is relatively basic and cost effective (paying for power, not a name). Models? Sites? Any help is appreciated.