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A85 processor mode hiss.

Discussion in 'Arcam Owners' Forum' started by MrC, Jul 5, 2004.

  1. MrC

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    I have a Arcam A85 for stereo duties and have it hooked up to a Denon 3802 for HT, using the A85 to power the front channels via the A85's processor feature.
    As soon as I push the tape button a very low audible hiss is evident.
    When using the amp in stereo mode there is no hiss.
    The hiss is still there even when no interconnects are connected to the tape/proc input. Is this normal or should I get it looked at?

    Cheers,
    Gareth
     
  2. ANDY_DUTTON

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    The hiss you are hearing is quite normal. It is because in processor mode the volume will be turned up much louder than you would normally listen at, so the volume control in the processor can become the master volume control.

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    Andrew
     
  3. MrC

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    Thanks for the reply Andy.
    I also have another small problem with the A85 Tape/processor inputs
    introducing video noise to my dvd player.

    I have a Denon 2800mkII conected digitally to my Denon 3802 amp via coax.
    As soon as I connect an interconnect from the 3802's front pre outs to the A85's Tape1 inputs visible diagonal scrolling becomes evident on my sony tvs screen. I have norrowed it down to the A85.
    Is this an earthing problem?

    Cheers,
    Gareth
     

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