Thanks guys. Based on Gene's review at audioholics, he ran the MPS-1 at 120+ dB's for hours at a party he had for his columbian friends, and the MPS-1 didn't make a sweat. I really can't believe I'm overdriving it Rick?
The amp is in the lowest shelf of my AV rack with plenty of breathing room on top and back. The basement stays pretty cool year around.
I will recheck the wiring, but find that hard to believe as I'm very picky on my connections, but one should never assume.
Normally, I don't play music this loud, somewhere in the 90's is more than fine. With the efficiency of the 80's, it does not take much.
Also, keep in mind my room is 8100 Cubic Feet, so I have a lot of air to fill. From the primary movie seat I was fluctuating from 98-105 or so dB's during different passages of the music when having it really cranked up.