Just wanted to tell somebody I read this forum for about a month before my flexible friend started crying. I wish to thank you all for the knowledge that I was able to flick through. Needless to say I felt that the UK was a couple of CS Ultras short, so after several mails to Ron I was happy to order. A few notes to any others considering purchasing SVS. Their service is second to none. Shame that people living in England have to contact a different country to recieve that level of service. Their advice is not pushy. Ron advised that there was no way I would need TWO subs for my room ( but it would be fun ) K1 amp does get very warm. Consider airflow in AV rack before shunting amp behind closed doors. I have bought a few very quiet 120mm computer fans to help keep things call on long runs of music/film. However, even though the heat on the amp was surprising ( certainly hot rather than warm ) the thermal overload showed no sign of cutting in - which leads be to believe that it was only stretching its legs. The fans therefore are for my piece of mind. The PERFORMANCE. Simply stated I have never felt anything like it. They sound good too. Have only had one friend to visit this week and the look on his face during Jurassic Park III - running into the stampede to get away from the Raptors was well worth every penny. UK import tax and VAT. I am slightly miffed that I can order something from the States that constitutes great value for money, and then get hit my our Government to the tune of 4.5% import tax, with a further charge for VAT on top. We even have to pay VAT on the import tax 20% of my outlay went straight to the Goverment. As soon as i sort the rest of the room out I am inviting a few friends over to watch LOTT trilogy. I think they are all going to be surprised ... but as stated on the SVS site, when the fear subsides the grins appear.