So after 6 months of wonderful 8801 bliss, I boxed my unit up as we were moving to a new home.
As of Dec 23rd I finally got into my new theater, fired up all my gear for the first time since September and I was getting some odd noise from my front left speaker.
When powering in the 8801 I got what could be best described as radio static for about 10 - 15 seconds before it faded away. I presumed there was a speaker wire issue and tested a new cable, same results.
Tested everything all the way back to the amps and things are fine, even the balanced xlr from the amp to the 8801 seems good.
What I came to find is it appears to be the 8801 having a weird issue with the front right output.
I grabbed a new cable, same result, figured I would try to go back to the unbalanced connection to see if this made a difference, and i get the same result as well.
Very odd as I though they were completely different paths.
Did a factory reset on the unit in hopes this was software related.
Also did the most recent firmware update, and still no change.
Anyone have any idea what else I can try? Or did the unit just magically break over the past 3 months in storage...