In my never ending quest for knowledge, I find myself coming back to this forum again and again. First I would like to apologize about the title, I did not know what to call the "traditional" amp, so I just went with calling it traditional. My question is, What is the difference in using a tube amp vs. using a tradition amp (monoblock, 2/3/4/5/6/7 Channel) vs. using a power amp. I am unfamiliar with tube amps but have read that they have very detailed an accurate mids but can sometimes lack towards the highs. Traditional amps also have their good and bads and power amps are used for just that.. power. Basically, what would the difference be between using A mid-high end tube amp (another thing i have read, they use their watts efficiently but are VERY expensive) vs using a Parasound 2205 vs using QSC/Crest/Any other power amps? Can a power amp put out the same quality as traditional amps? and can traditional amps put out the same quality as tube amps? I have a feeling I just opened the largest can of worms possible, but I don't know where else to go to find this information (there are not any high-end stores withing a good 20 miles from my house, just mid-high stuff)!