Just took delivery of two new M700 amps. This may be a silly question, but I’ve never seen two sets of speaker outputs on a mono amp. Does it matter which I use? What happens if I use the (+) Red of one set and the (-) Black of the other for each speaker (on each amp separately)? The manual isn’t clear on this, but I suppose the correct question to ask is whether these outputs are just connected in parallel to each other internally? I have an EE background so I’m a bit embarrassed to ask this - however, without a wiring diagram, I just am not sure.
I have my speakers bi-wired (not bi-amped) with a set of cables that has one set of banana connectors on the amp side and two sets on the speaker side. Is this configuration sub-optimal and should I get an extra set of cables to wire each of my speakers’ bi-wire/bi-amp inputs separately??
Incidentally on the sound quality - granted they are BRAND new, less than 10 minutes of playing time so far, they are a bit harsher (there’s some sibilance in vocals) than the Hypex NC500 unit I’m replacing with them (moving that one to a different system because electrical utility shenanigans killed the previous amp in my office) and there doesn’t seem to be a concise well-centered stereo image on some of my reference recordings, which makes me think that it’s possible something is out of phase - strange. However, I am hearing things that I had not heard before in some songs. Anyway I suppose another question is - no BS - is “burn in” a real thing with these amps? I don’t recall having to deal with a long term “burn in” with the Hypex, maybe a day or so of a few hours listening.
But can anyone share their experience with the M700s and how you might think the sound has changed over time? I do have to say I love the PS Audio blue glowing power button. It’s like my own version of McIntosh VU meters, understated and awesome.
FWIW, right now I’m just plugging the DSD DAC straight into them with XLR cables, but will be putting a Krell preamp into the mix tomorrow.