Just starting to break in my new IDA-16 and I have a question about the silence of the unit.
In the review in The Absolute Sound, the reviewer states that he hears absolutely nothing when he puts his ear to the speaker and the amplifier is switched on. Is that your experience, as well? I do hear a slight hissing noise when I do the same thing. Of course, my speakers are substantially more sensitive than the ones he uses, so maybe that accounts for the difference?
Second, and more significant to me, he says that he hears no popping or clicking sounds when he uses the remote control to switch inputs, or even when he powers the unit up or down. Again, this isn’t my experience. I get fairly substantial “clicks” from my speakers when I switch inputs, as well as when the unit is powered up or powered down. Is this anyone else’s experience, and is it anything to be concerned about? I just want to make sure my unit is not defective or wasn’t roughed up unnecessarily in shipping.
Thanks for your advice.