Im closing in on taking the plunge to purchasing this AMP and looking for any input: 1) Will my Monster HTS 1000 surge protector be able to handle this AMP. I live in a newer (6 year old) home, and assume I have the standard electrical "stuff", 15 volt, etc?? Anyone else use this AMP/Monster combo with good results. Basically, can I just purchase AMP and plug it in? 2) Heat Factor? I have an enclosed rack (sides + back), front is open. Size of AMP most likley puts it in bottom shelf of rack. Fit will be tight. 2+ extra inches per side, 2+ extra inches in rear, and 6 to 8 or 9 extra inches on top. Any thoughts on if heat will be a problem? Any input will be much appreciated. Im excited as hell to purchase. Great pricing available on this AMP. This will be my first major upgrade, coming from a Denon AVR 3200 I bought in late 98. Anxiously awaiting results on Outlaw 950 Pre/Pro for possible 2nd major upgrade.