I just played through an Aguilar 659 preamp and fell in love with it, which now poses a problem. When I purchase this thing, I will need a power amp to push it. It was going through a Stewat World 1.6 at the shop (Bass NW) and sounded great, but DAMN those things are pricey. I know you get what you pay for, for but are there other alternatives out there that I may be happy with? I don't want to go out and get a Mackie and be unhappy with it but I also don't want to pay $1000 plus for a power amp. I've heard QSC isn't bad except for their 'switching' power supply, whatever that means. I just saw a post that said it can leave for a muddy high end. Ideally, I'm looking for an amp that sounds as good as the Stewart but costs less. I would be able to sacrifice some power output and weight. help, I'm drowning.