you could do split audio imports. as long as you add audio tracks to your files via "modify" (and after unlinking/change/relinking). as long as you audio and video files are the exact same length you can select your clips in the bin and go to "batch import" and match the audio to the video files and it will put the audio into the clips. its a nice sneaky way to do it.
also might need to make sure the audio is 24bit although im pretty sure AVID now accepts the 32bit pack and strips it down.