Arcam avr 280 no sound until past 37 db

toxic mango

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Hi there,

Was hoping for help/guidance - nothing can be heard from connected cd or iPhone until volume goes past 39 db at which point starts of very low- is that normal (sorry not turned on for while) - many thanks tm


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I have an AVR 300 and experience the same results. It is part of the design. Per John Dawson (Arcam's #1) the AVR volume levels are designed to run without distortion even at the highest level. I regularly set the volume between 70-85db depending on content. You may consider switching the impedance of the receiver to 4ohm if you speakers are designed for it. Here is a link to an old post with some similar information.

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