Well, I finally get the audio tweaked to where I want it to be and had a 2 hour session playing multichannel SACD from my Pioneer DV-58AV........beautiful sounding amp......very happy. This is my Speaker A setup (5.1........I use the 7.1+B for setup)
So, I switch over to Speaker B and start streaming stereo FLAC from my NAS to the amp through my Klipsch WF-35 speakers. All is going very well and after about 10 minutes I detect a hint of static in the left speaker (front wide left) and then cutting in and out on that channel. The wife comes in the house and we have to go somewhere, so we leave and I'm thinking, aw crap, I either have a bad speaker or a bad amp channel. We get back a couple hours later and I crank everything back up. After about 1 hour (right now) I am not able to reproduce the issue. I did clean the banana plugs at all points. At this point I am worried of the problem resurfacing.
I was pushing the amp in multichannel to about -15dB max (damn loud there) but never any louder, and the same when I switched over to stereo. Will definitely post back if it pops up again.
The 1522 sounds phenomenal after setup, very happy with what I am hearing.