Lo folks, I'm interested in getting an Audiolab pre/power combination and was looking at buying a 2nd hand 8000A integrated (60w) and then in the hopefully not too distant future upgrading with a 8000P power amp (100w), using the pre-amp section of the 8000A (and possibly playing with bi-amping using both available power amp's). The other option was going for a pre-power straight away with something like the 8000C pre and 8000P power combination. My question is this - the 8000A and the 8000C appear to have exactly the same front panel and controls - are they the same circuit and audio quality? If the 8000C has no extra features or improved sound quality (except perhaps cooler running without the power amp's heat, and slightly lower signal noise without the big power supply and amp running in the same case) there's no point in me considering it compared to the flexability of a ready-to-use integrated with upgrade power and bi-amping options. Any thoughts? Cheers, Mark.