1) The on/off switch on the front of the amp does not work. It stays on all the time, which probably doesn't matter that much, but I thought I might try to fix it. Anybody else ever run into this problem? Any advice on how to fix it?
2) The second issue may not be a problem - it might just be that I do not yet understand the amp entirely. It seems that all the channels work independently, but different combinations of channels being used result in different channels missing from the configuration. The back panel has a strange number configuration for the channels - 1-4-2-5-3-6. Does this influence how you need to plug in different channels? When I tried to use 5-3-6 to run the front three channels, for example, no sound cam out of channel 3. Similarly, when I ran channels 1-4-2-5-3, 5 and 3 had no sound. I am now using 1-4-2 channels to power my front three speakers, and it works fine. I was thinking, however, to try to bi-amp the front three speakers using all the amp's power - if I did, do I need to use certain channels for different parts of my speakers? How about if I use it for five speakers - which ones do I use? Or is there something wrong with the amp if I cannot just plug in any channels I choose?
In general, does anybody else have this amp? If so, have you had similar issues? Does anybody have a PDF of the manual?
Thanks in advance for any help you can offer. It works fine with channels 1-4-2 driving the front three speakers and sounding beautiful, which is worth the price I paid for it already ($235). But, I would, of course, like to get all channels working properly.
If I am doing something stupid, feel free to tell me. I am a newbie.
HT and music at home:
Amps: Carver 806x (fronts), Carver TFM 15cb (rear)
Pre-amp: JBL Professional (JBL badged Lexicon MC-6)
Speakers: B&W 805 Matrix (fronts), B&W 601 (rear)
Sub: Epik Vanquish
Music at the office:
Amp: Sherwood S5000 II tube integrated
Speakers: B&W 620