Well thanks for all the help!
Returned, Bought some Focal’s HUGE upgrade for a few $$’s more.
Next time try answering the messages and maybe you’d have a customer.
Between you guys and NAD clowns…. done with chinese crap!
No the NAD was returned.
I wonder if Hegel is simply over rating their amp. Most others come right out and say i.e. “60W @ 8ohms; 120W @ 4ohms” or similar.
I recall now some popping noises when a live Grateful Dead played. I thought crowd noise but too startling. Relisten confirmed speakers or amp when over 70/100 level.
Now dealer not sure about the match either…..
Ahhh.. the wonderful world of entry level audiophile!