Looking it up now, it seems like power amp prices aren't quite as exaggerated as I remembered. I was thinking $4k-$6k for JUST a power amp. Which, to me is ridiculous and I can't remember where I saw these numbers, so maybe I'm imagining things. Or maybe I was looking at bass amps? I might just be crazy. Still strikes me as a bit weird though. Seems like there'd be a market for a straightforward, mono, basically just the power section out of a decent amp kind of a unit, for a reasonable price.