Last week, while listening at a low background music level, one of my speakers popped a few times and then seemed to go silent on my Marantz PM-7000. I adjusted the balance and found that the left channel had not died, but was only at about 1/4 of it's normal output. I swapped in another pair of speakers and they exhibited the same thing and the speakers that were on the integrated worked fine in my main system, so I'm pretty sure it is the amp. Anyone had something like this happen? There was no burnt smell or smoke. I looked through the vents with a flash light and I don't see anything obviously damaged. The other channel works fine (it's a dual monoblock design). I called the shop where I bought it and they said it would take 2 MONTHS to get repaired, because it has to be shipped back east. They offered to let me trade it in against a newer model, paying only the difference, but I can also get something like a NAD C320BEE for just a little more than that. Do the NAD integrateds have a remote? The 7000 has a remote and I can use that remote and my main system remotes interchangeably.