Thanks for all the info guys! This helps out a lot. I do know its overkill to use an amp with these speakers. I wanted to future proof my setup just incase I move on from the klipsch since i need an amp to power the 2 additional speakers anyway. I saw another good deal for an Outlaw 5000 for $400. I did get the Monolith 7x200 price down to $1050 though.\n\nI would consider either of those units at that price a win!\nBut go for the monolith, just check it for hum first just to make sure you don't have to hassle with it.\nAnd let us know. I'm hoping mine was a rare thing!