Guy I know brought me one that was not working right, had some preamp-type noise.... I sent him to the EA folks since it was new, didn't want to foul up their warranty. Naturally he and I looked inside first, though....pretty clean-looking, but looking up some data on parts it seemed that they must be pushing some part ratings pretty hard. I wonder if that might be a problem? We couldn't get more than about 800 watts out at 2 ohms either. The spec said 1200 watts, but we couldn't get close to that at the shop. Anyone know what's up with that? Sounded Ok (except for the noise), though, maybe the power issue isn't too big a deal. And it's nice and small for that power.