I've only had a chance to use my setup with the Magni a few times since receiving it (darn life!), but last night I had the displeasure of running clearly into the channel imbalance. Earlier, I thought I only noticed it up to about 8 o'clock on the volume pot, maybe 8:30. But while watching a movie last night I kept feeling the sound was a bit left heavy. I glanced at the pot and noticed I was at about 9:15. It wasn't until I got around 10 that I got even balance.
So, that got me thinking about the attenuators ninjames picked up, which sound promising. I'm wondering, though, if they wouldn't be beneficial due to my current setup? I don't have a DAC; I'm just using a Mixamp with the Magni for games and movies. My question is, doesn't using my Mixamp's volume knob kinda act as an attenuator? If I turn it down a bit to help the Magni push higher on it's pot, am I compromising the quality any?
You seem to have more imbalance than what is considered "normal" for the Magni. Getting it past whisper volumes means you should probably shoot Jason an email and get a replacement.