I'm currently powering an original buttkicker and the buttkicker2 with two Carvin DCM1000 pro amps and am using the RCA-155 stereo amp as a pre amp for the needed gain stage just to drive them. I'm happy with their performance, but am looking at the newer Buttkicker BKA1000 amp to power them. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks. Also, does the amp get hot during movies that have alot of LFE?