No its not what you think. I have played a few gigs with my new power amp and everytime I throw my rig up they gimme the "WoW, that's not necessary" They think since I have ridiculous headroom I will actually use it. So anyway my point of posting to see if anybody else has a big rig like I do, and do you get soundguys crying. Heres what I have Aguilar DB359 as a pre-amp for a Carver PM1400 (700 watts per side @ 4 ohms-1400 watts bridged @ 8 ohms). I have two cab SWR 2x12(700w @4ohms) and a Hartke 2x15(600w @ 4 ohms.) Oh yes--It is loud. But I have the speakers first so I supersize instead of downsized.