Hello All, I thought I would ask you guys this question since I am writing a story on this and have talked to Roger Russell about the McIntosh Sentry Monitor in almost all Mc amplifiers (solid state). In order to get to the bottom of this, this is my conclusion on what the Sentry Monitor is: "Most people are under the impression that the Sentry Monitor is a limiter, but in my understanding it is not, but a circuit that allows ‘run off’ or that the SM diverts extra current away from the output transistors if the current load is outside specific safe operating parameters." What do you guys think of the above on what conclusion I have come to? I have read everything on this, the McIntosh book, studied diagrams, etc. I would like to reduce the explanation of the Sentry Monitor circuit to its most basic terms so everyone can understand it. ALSO The people that I have been asking about the Sentry Monitor, they keep referring to 'excessive current to the output.' I just want to ask you, what is considered an adverse condition or accident that would cause excessive current in the amp? Crossed speaker wires or a shorted speaker coil?