I just wanted to post that I received my fully upgraded stereo stratos extreme (red board, caps, cable...) and have been enjoying it for three months now. It did require some break-in, and Klaus gave a spot-on description of what to expect. I've put a lot of hours on it in a short time span, I'm guessing it has roughly 1200 hours on it. This amp added a really sweet, clean and crisp sound to my system. I'm also very impressed at its output strength. I think the Mexico site rates it at 165W/channel, and it seems to be every bit of that and plays as though there is more. I don't the need to upgrade any more, well maybe...cough kismet cough.