I've always used "integrated" amps (right now, an Eden Traveler) and so have no real grasp of all the ins and outs of pairing preamps and power amps. My current band is trying to figure out an equitable way of dividing up the expense of a buying a PA so that if we disband, we don't have the who owes who what quandry. I'm thinking that I'll sign up for buying the power amp, but would like one that can do double service as a bass amp (probably chained off an Alembic F-1X, if I ever get aroud to it). Are there any caveats I ought to be aware of? Are there compromises and tradeoffs in buyin an amp that is suitable for both jobs or is a power amp a power amp regardless of the application? Are the Crown CE1000 and the Carvin DCM1000 reasonable candidates? Thanks for a bit of guidance.