My balanced cables arrived......WOW. What a difference. Output is MUCH greater. Bass is much tighter too and slamming. This is more in line with what I was originally expecting. I'm willing to give this amp more time now to impress. I was ready to return it. I even have my RMA number from Audio Advisor but I think I will wait for now.
Haha! It is quite a wonderful amp. And yes the balanced output shows the true nature of the beast.