open it up and see where the transformer is...probably much closer to the right side.
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I don't believe that is normal. I have an Emitter I Exclusive Blue, 2005 vintage - never experienced that.
If you want a definitive answer, send an email to ASR. Herr Schäfer himself will likely answer your questions. I have communicated with him several times on technical issues. He is typically quite prompt with his replies (I think he responded to me over the weekend) and very helpful. Wonderful service. Good luck!
There are no transformers within the amplifier chassis (they are in a separate chassis).
Probably the bias needs to be adjusted on both channels.
Contact ASR and find out the correct bias setting for your amp.
The bias adjustment procedure is in the owner's manual, but the actual bias voltage varies according to the model and serial number.
Thanks for the responses. I might have found the issue: I was using the amp in energy-saving mode yesterday. Tonight, I have been running it on knob setting "2" which results in far less heat on both sinks.
By the way, this amp is SURREAL!!! My prior amps were the Lev #33 monos and the Mac 1.2KW before that. Neither had the dynamics of the ASR, not to mention the transparency,etc... I can't believe how good this amp sounds driving Soundlab Majestics.