for those of you running pre/power amp rigs I have a question... Do you think it's better to run the preamp signal as hot as possible without distorting so the power amp will not come close to clipping or making the power amp work as hard. For example, on my RBI/QSC rig......when I run the levels on my RBI at around 2-3 o'clock, I only have to run my QSC at around 12 o'clock or less to get the desirable volume and the lights on the power amp don't come anywhere near clipping when i do this. Whereas when i run my RBI levels at around 12 o'clock, I usually have to turn my power amp up to 3 o'clock or so and the lights come just under clipping but never clip. It seems like the first way would be better, am I correct by thinking this? It just seems like your power amp would run a little cooler since it's not working as hard, or am I completely mistaken by my way of thinking? Would love to hear everyone's opinions! Thanks!