peeking radio!!!

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  1. shodan

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    Hi guys an' girls,
    Got a confusing but I'm sure not unique problem....
    I have found that when my amp (YAMAHA RXV595a) is switched to a source which is not radio, and the source is off - ie DVD - and I have the volume turned to a normal listening level, then I can hear the radio!!! This amp has a tuner built.

    Any idea's on why and what I could do about it? It doesn't distrupt normal listening but I know it isn't meant to happen and I can't help thinking that if it didn't happen then whatever I listen to may sound better!!
    :confused: :confused: :confused:
    :D :D :D

    Thanks
    John
     
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    How about tuning the tuner to a station free frequency (so that it mutes) saving it as a preset? Then switch the tuner to the preset and then switch to DVD or whatever and you shouldn't hear anything (from the radio)!
     
  3. shodan

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    Matts,
    Thanks for the idea, I will try it if I can't fix the problem as your suggestion will hide it rather than fix it!!

    Thanx anyway and keep 'em coming!!!

    Regdz
    John
     
  4. shodan

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    Hi Guys an Girls,


    I tried Matts solution but unfortunaley it just gave me the background hiss so didn't solve the problem. :(

    Any other help/advise gladly accepted!!

    Here's just a helpfull-ish pointer... spray and clean cd's with Mr Sheen Dustguard. As it cleans and polishes but leaves it Static free and smear free, it allows better bass (tighter and more controlled) and cleaner mid-range and less siblance on treble!! In fact, my girlfriend asked after a demo.. Have you turned it up? It wasn't louder but it was clearer!!

    Sorry if I have broken any rules by putting this in here, just wanted to share!

    Regdz
    John
     
  5. jspone

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    Funnily enough, this weekend I noticed the radio creeping through on my Denon 3802 when it was first turned on and switched to DVD. Once the amp had warmed up the radio (initially very faint) disapeared.

    Does your amp suffer this problem after it has warmed up?

    That thing about Mr. Sheen - was that a joke?


    John
     
  6. shodan

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    JSPONE

    I'm pretty sure my Yammy amp does it even when it's warmed up and been flexing it's muscles for a couple of hours and I'm pretty sure it is only on the DVD Selection. Just a thought, Could the digital co-ax between amp and DVD be picking up RFI and running it through the ferrite rods etc. etc. causes the slight bleed over? My lead is the QED Qnect.

    And no Mr Sheen is not a poor joke, he is my new best friend...:D

    Regdz
    John
     
  7. jspone

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    I'm no expert, but it doesn't sound likely. If you plug headphone into the amp, do you still get the radio leaking into the headphones? If not, the problem may lie with the quality and or routing of your speaker cables.

    John
     
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    jspone,

    Ah, another good idea... But why only on the DVD circuit?... I haven't YET got any headphones so that experiment will have to wait a while....

    In the mean time, I will try tidying and re-routing the speker cables. Isn't it funny how they have the ability to get themselves all tangled up for no apparant reason.... Will have to dig out my cable tidy's....
     

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