if you have a receiver with bass management, then choose 80hz as your crossover point. the receiver will put a second order highpass on your mains and a 4th order low pass on your subs. then use the subwoofer pre-out. it is an rca type connector.
from there, it kind of depends, but at a minimum, you will need an external amp.
it looks like that sub came with a 700 watt external amplifier, the 1le below.
as far as choosing a plate amp, pro audio amp, or a typical home audio amp, that is really up to you. so long as you don't run into clipping, they will all sound more less the same (assuming that you have enough output voltage from your receiver). the behringer ep4000 or iNuke line pro amps are proven, have plenty of power, low cost, but they don't quite look as good as the revel. :-)
the revel amp was designed to look good.
there are some eq and auto-eq devices that could be placed in between the receiver and the amp, but as a general rule eq can't fix problems with the room and that is where most problems occur.