AVR350 broken?

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  1. miko0815

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    Hi,

    I got my AVR350 just yesterday and I'm really impressed by the audio performance. But I noticed one thing which might be an issue.
    When I change the mode (e.g. from Stereo to PLII or DTS) I can hear a pop in the loudspeakers. I wouldn't expect that this is a "feature" on a high end device.

    Does anybody else noticed this issue as well?

    Thanks in advance,

    Michael
     
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    Don't get any "pop" on mine at all, sorry.
     
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    what DVD player/ kit are you using?
     
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    I have a Marantz DV6200 connected at the moment, but awaiting the delivery of my DV137 within the next days.

    I'm not sure if the DVD is the root cause, because I hear it when I watch TV as well.
     
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    This is by design it seems.

    I asked about this when I bought my first Arcam receiver (also an AVR350).

    Apparently to gain a small amount of audio quality, Arcam leave out a filter (or switch) or something that means you hear the clicking noise.
     
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    If it is a soft pop, then it's common. I have had an AVR300 which made these pop sounds and my new AVR350 does exactly the same. Contacted the dealer who said that it is why Arcam sounds so good: no relais in the signal path. The same pop sounds can be heard when changing source. But when the pop is loud ........
     
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    Vasquez and Mofar are both correct on this one. They have deliberatey done this in order to maintain the highest quality signal path.
     
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    Strange that I don't get it on mine. All I get is slight silence from my B&W XT's. The only time I get it is when using headphones, then it's very noticable.
     
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    It's just a soft pop, so I'm not concerned that it will damage my loudspeakers. As I said the sound is really amazing, so it looks like that I have to live with it.
     
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    yep mine does the same with my m&k xenon and i have posted several times on here as i thought it was a fault with my 350

    as explained in the above posts , they dont put a muting resistor in the signal path due to sound degradation , i used to hear mine all the time as i was listening for it , now i barely hear it

    cheers
     
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    The B&W XT series are very low sensitivity speakers, and are therefore less likely to accentuate this design feature.
     
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    No 'pops' with my B&W's .
     
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    I also get a soft to medium pop with my Quads.
     
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    compared my m&k xenon against kef eggs and i had to put my head next to the kefs , the m&ks i can hear from 2-3 metres away

    cheers
     

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