I'd like to get my hands on a trace elliot amp. I have been doing some research and am looking pick up something with the V-Type preamp like the 300H or 600H. or one of the amps with the SMX/SM preamp like AH600SMX or AH400SMX or AH350SM. my first question is: what are the power ratings like on these guys, is 300 watts going to be hella loud for what one would expect from a 300 watt amp? I've heard the V-type preamp before and really dig it, but what do the SMX models sound like, I know that is more the classic Trace sound. I'm looking for a little guidance so I can pick a direcetion. V-Type or SMX. I know the all tube ones like the V6 and V8 rule all but those are not an option for me at this time due to financial restraints.