I have a pair of SVS CS PLUS Subs on order with the Samson S1000 Amplifier. I figured others may have these same questions, so I would ask them here instead of a private E-Mail. My current system has (2) 20-39CS subs powered by a pair of Parasound HCA-1201A Mono Amps. The Amps are sitting nearby the Subs with a short (2-3 foot) length of Monster XP-HP speaker wire. When the new toys come, the S1000 Amp will probably be mounted in my system rack on the other side of the room which means about a 40-foot run to the Sub in the far corner. Questions: 1) Will the Monster XP-HP wire, which I believe is 12-guage, be enough to handle 500+ Watts of signal from the Amp on a 40-foot run or should I run something heavier? 2) Do you recommend the use of a Surge Protector/Line Conditioner with the S1000?. My other (2) system Amps (Parasound HCA-2003A & B&K Video 5 Sonata) and other equipment are connected through a pair of Panamax 1000+ units. I’m near the 1,800 Watt A/C maximum for both units. 3) How HOT does the S1000 get and does it need good ventilation? The front of my built-in rack is open to the room, but closed on the sides and back. 4) I see the S1000 has a “hard” power switch and no trigger on/off. Must this switch be used or is it possible to power the Amp ON/OFF by use of an X10 switched outlet? Would this produce an undesired “thump” through the Subs? Final question: 5) From the spec sheet I see that the S1000 is only 9.75” deep. I have another spot I could put the Amp that is at the rear of the room on a small 11” deep shelf, but this would only be about 4-foot from my main seating position. When the cooling fans come on would they be too distracting being this close to the seating area? Thanks guys and I look forward to receiving my new toys in a few weeks. I’m still having a hard time convincing myself that they are going to sound any better then the current 20-39’s I have, but I trust they will. Shawn S PS....If anyone has any observations from using this Amp with the SVS Ultra’s or other equipment, please post your findings here as well.