Finally got my 1068 last night and hooked it up, unfortunately there was a pronounced hum coming from all the speakers. Here is where it gets strange. The outlet I was using was the same outlet I was using with previous equipment and there was no hum then. In fact, the outlet itself and the surge protector I am using has less connections now than the prior setup. Just out of curiosity I hooked up the surge protector up to another outlet on the same wall and the hum was essentially gone. I could hear something that was extremely faint coming from the speakers but it was so inaudible I don’t know if that could be considered a "hum". I couldn’t hear it unless my ear was hard pressed against the woofer. I am not sure what to do at this point. Based on what I have read it seems like its the 1068 but wouldn’t the hum have been there when I tried the other outlet? And if its not the 1068 why didn’t my previous setup have this problem? Here are some details of my system to help figure out this problem: Prior Setup: Denon AVR-3803 (hooked up to surge protector) Earthquake Cinenova 3 channel amp (hooked up to surge protector) Sharp 36" TV (hooked up to surge protector) Sony DVD and VCR (hooked up to surge protector) Cable Box (hooked up to surge protector) Def Tech CLR3000 (hooked up to surge protector) Def Tech BP7001sc (one plugged into same outlet as surge protector) New Setup: Rotel 1068 (hooked up to surge protector) Rotel 1075 (hooked up to surge protector) Sharp 36" TV (hooked up to surge protector) Sony DVD and VCR (hooked up to surge protector) Cable Box (hooked up to surge protector) The surge protector is a Monster Power HT800. As you can see there are several less things that need to be plugged in on the new setup since I don’t have powered speakers anymore. Should I return the 1068 and get a new one? Could it be the amp? Why is this happening now and not before? I would greatly appreciate any help. BTW, in case anyone is wondering what brought about the change thats a different story for another day (a long stort at that dealing with small living space and WAF).