Boulder 500 Amp

I have a Boulder 500 amplifier circa late 1980's. I am thinking of adding another Boulder 500 amp and using them as bridged monoblocks (is this the correct terminology? - it's been a while). Does this sound like a reasonable thing to do with an amp that old? I am also wondering if using a Boulder 500AE would be reasonable for this set up. I understand that the 500AE is identical to the 500 but without the lights and pots? Is this true?