I've officially given up on finding the perfect amplifier head. Im starting my new journey into the world of power amp/preamp set ups. My main problem has always been not enuff clean tone when I turn up. This power/preamp setup seems to provide the most flexibility. Ive read some threads here and found that most power amps provide at least@ 1000 watts ( be it bridged, seperate channels, 4ohms, 8ohms, 50000ohms or whatever you got). I own @ 4 cabinets to choose from whenever I play out so I dont want to worry whether or not I have the power to drive any or all of them. My questions: 1. Give me the name of some descent power amps to look at. Is the CarvinDCM1500 good? QSC? CROWN? 2. Can I use my Hartke7000a amp as a preamp for whatever power amp I buy ( until I can buy a real preamp)? 3. With a power amp, why cant I just use one of those cool foot pedal preamps like Sansamp or Aguilar makes???