Hello, I bought a Denon 1803 amp a little while ago, and like most things I buy, it just sits in my cupboard as I can never be bothered to actually try the thing out. Now ive just sat down and listened to a bit of music and a few films via my Panasonic S75 DVD player, and I have to say, the sound quality isn't great, in fact, its bad. There seems to be 'crackling' or some kind of distortion on some sounds (higher pitch). Ive heard people say you have to "wear in" your equipment for you to hear the best from your speakers and amp, as both the amp and speakers are brand new, would this apply or is the whole "wearing in" talk a load of old Tottenham? I have KEF eggs MkII hooked up via Ixos 6003 speaker cable. Ive established it isn't the DVD player, as I have just hooked it up to my Sony 700 and it sounds the same, and I doubt its the speakers, as its pretty unlikely that all 5 speakers have a fault, so it must be the amp. Im just wondering if the amp is faulty, or if this is just how the amp normally operates... This crackling/distortion only occurs on higher pitch sounds, but at any volume. Anyone have any advice?