Well, to be honest I never tried the normal powercable since i replaced the fixed lead with my yamaha dspa2 and that gave a tad more dynamics especially on low volumes. I had e demo of the powercable in a shop on a thule stereo amp and the increase of detail was very clear even for me, a home cinema boy
The weakest link will define the performance, I just can't imagine that the most expensive power cord of appr. 1.5m length can improve what is mostly affected by 20-50 meter cabling from the outlet to the main distribution ...
Thanks Fishbones. I've got one ordered from here and I'm waiting on it to arrive. They've told me there is great demand for them at the moment and supplies are hard to come by. Can you tell me the time frame you had from ordering to delivery? I've been without a receiver since the end of January and I'm getting a little anxious to receive my replacement.
Ive just paid for mine today so will have approx 2 weeks wait for mine to be delivered
Thankfully i still have my old amp
As to the cable i have a replacement and will see if it makes any difference but will use it anyways otherwise it is just gathering dust and it carry's less risk than cutting the cable off my 900SE and fitting the adapter and cable to that. No warrenty problems
Amp WAS great until now
It now seems to overheat then shutsdown. This happens even with nothing connected to it. It was also making strange "squeeky" noises on rear speakers when playing stereo sources through any of the 5.1 DSP modes. AC3 5.1 sources was OK.
Has anyone had to send their amp bought from a German online store in for repairs? If so, does one send it to the local Yamaha service center or back to Germany?
If you have your receipt (or if you paid with credit card your satement for that month may be enough ) yamaha should alow you to use a local repair centre and this is what they have said on ocation in the past, although no one has put it to the test.
Send them an email detailing the problem and ask if you can get it serviced localy. I think that european law means that are covered but its best to make sure.
Have you checked all the normal problems enough ventilation, cables not touching and maybe checked for dust, maybe able to use a good hover to suck some up from the inside via the outside. I don't think opening it would be a good idea though as it will usualy void your warranty. Also check for touching wires and wires touching the case, make sure you haven't got some dodgy ground loop to by disconnecting all outside sources.