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Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by D-Rocc, Mar 5, 2005.

  1. D-Rocc

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    I am really confused here. I have a Pioneer VSX-9300TX that I just took out of the box and I am driving Atlantic Technology System 20 THX Ultra speakers with a Jamo D8 Sub. When I run a DVD at a volume of -20dB (not that loud) the A/V unit shuts down during any hint of real action in the movie. I know it is not the unit because I just returned a JVC 20VBK that was doing the same thing. I have verified that it is not the DVD player as I used two different players with the same result. While I wouldn't classify the system as "quiet" at that volume, but for the amount of money I spent on this theater I am definitely not getting a "theater experience" as I am only able to watch movies at an average volume level. I have set all of my speaker tones to the recommended 75dB (C weighting) with my SPL meter and I am still only getting marginal volume. My speaker wires are not touching each other and I have my speaker levels at reasonable levels (+5.0dB). This is killing me! Any ideas?
     
  2. pragmatic

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    Maybe your power socket can't deliver enough power (current) to your amp when its running on full load. Try putting your amp onto a different plug, different side of the room to the one your tv ect... is on, that may possibly help.
     
  3. MarkE19

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    Agree that it sounds like a power issue. If this is the case though you need to urgently get an electrician in to have a look at the wireing in your house as a socket should easily be able to drive your receiver etc. I have all my equipment (see signature below) powered from 1 double socket, except for my surround speakers that is. And yes it is all safe as I've had an electrician check it all for me!

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  4. Daneel

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    At -20 on reasonably efficient speakers hardly any power/current will be drawn. I'd guess there is something wrong with one of the speakers. Try connecting them/disconnecting them in turn and see if the problem goes away when one in particular isn't connected.
     

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