First, not separate from my wife... But just install my new Silver RMB-1095 from Rotel, to my Yamaha RX-V3200, plus Paradigm Studio-40 all around + 2 Studio-cc, and ICBM. Got some question. 1) Should I plug the RMB-1095 directly into the wall outlet directly, or should I use my Monster HTS-2500 or HTS-800? All my other components are plug in the HTS-2500 (TV, DVD-player, CD-player, RX-V3200), and the RMB-1095 draw 800 watts (too much for 1 wall outlet??)!! And I have read somewhere that those powercords can limit the current send to the amp. I just fell timid not to protect my amp against ligthning... 2) Since I plug the Rotel, I got a "tension" hum in all the speakers. Only hear it when I'm at around 20 inches from the speakers. How can I solve this? How to found the source of it? What are the most common sources of hum with a pre/pro? 3) Why is it so loud!!! LOL. With the Yammie alone, my reference level was at -25db for films and -30 for DVD-audio on the volume. With the Rotel, I can't go over -35db for film and -40db dor DVD-audio, or else my ear are buzzing for 20 minutes!!! Final note. Putting the ICBM between the pre and power amp is freakin awesome for bass!!! Wow, what a difference on everything I listen (the fixed crossover on Yamaha really sucks, know I now it...). Thank you all for your answers. This forum is really useful and people are very helpful in here. Keep up the good work guys!! BTW, I really love my new "toy". Paradigm and Rotel is almost a perfect match.