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#21 OFFLINE   Beerstalker

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 11:50 AM

Try changing the PS3 to bitstream just to see if the hum goes away (I realize this means you can't do Dolby TrueHD or DTS HDMA, this is just as a test).

 

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I'm assuming you have the older style PS3 and not the newer PS3 Slim.


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#22 OFFLINE   TorinTPG

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 07:44 AM

This goes back fourty or more years but unplug the PS3 and turn that plug over and reconnect (wall plug) back in the day we had to do that to eliminate buzz in our amplifiers. Pre polarized plugs and recptical days.

Hmm my old PS3s have grounded polarized plug do the newer ones have an external power supply with two wire?

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I have the original PS3 that has the internal PSU with the grounded plug

 

I read about a lot of issues with the PS3 humming

 

I've tried running the receiver on a separate outlet on a different breaker and it remained. I also tried snipping the grounding pin from the plug - didn't work so I re-installed a new power cable



#23 OFFLINE   TorinTPG

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 11:45 AM

Try changing the PS3 to bitstream just to see if the hum goes away (I realize this means you can't do Dolby TrueHD or DTS HDMA, this is just as a test).

 

Edit/

I'm assuming you have the older style PS3 and not the newer PS3 Slim.

 

 

I am on Bitstream. The loudest time for it is in the menus when the PS3 is just outputting PCM audio. Movie it isnt as bad, but still enough to be annoying



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Posted 13 February 2014 - 11:47 AM

I bought the Yamaha YHT-497 and am pleased with it. I did have to change from HDMI input one to the HDMI/DVI input two due to getting the "pink screen" on input one. I upgraded from a ten year old RX V361. The new AVR does 4k pass through.


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Posted 15 February 2014 - 02:23 PM

Anyone ever owned a Marantz? I'm looking at this one:

 

http://www.crutchfie...ntz-NR1604.html

 

All of the reviews say that the audio quality is great even though it has low wattage on the specs


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Posted 15 February 2014 - 06:05 PM

Anyone ever owned a Marantz? I'm looking at this one:

 

http://www.crutchfie...ntz-NR1604.html

 

All of the reviews say that the audio quality is great even though it has low wattage on the specs

My personal Yamaha is 50 watts per channel and it is plenty loud. If you want the neighbors to hear it you might need more watts.

My volume digits go from a minus 50 to a plus 50 for the reading. I play it on minus 30 almost all the time. This means it is turned up just 25% of it capability.


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 05:41 AM

Anyone ever owned a Marantz? I'm looking at this one:

 

http://www.crutchfie...ntz-NR1604.html

 

All of the reviews say that the audio quality is great even though it has low wattage on the specs

An AVR's power rating should be matched with your speaker's power rating to avoid damaging the speakers. That said, if you're going to use a low wattage AVR your speaker's should have a high efficiency rating in order to produce more sound. 


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 05:35 PM

I ended up with the Sony DN1040 - very pleased so far!

Thanks again for all of the input

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 11:32 AM

Sorry I didn't see this before but Marantz and Denon are owned by the same company D&M Holdings

 http://en.wikipedia....ki/D&M_Holdings

 

They share a lot of components and are both great in my opinion. 

 

Don't be so concerned about the lower power ratings.  Denon, Marantz, and Harmon Kardon as well as some of the other lesser known brands, tend to be more accurate in the way they rate their power, as compared to the others that spout off exaggerated numbers.

 

That said, hope you are happy with the Sony, it does seem to have a nice list of features.


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 02:19 PM

If you like Sony, make sure its the ES line...I was originally a Pioneer guy, moved up to Yamaha, and now I'm into the Denon's....

Well, there you have it....glad solicited advice gets followed.  Sony is pure crap unless you buy the ES line.



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 02:21 PM

I ended up with the Sony DN1040 - very pleased so far!

Thanks again for all of the input

What he said -I agree!


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 02:25 PM

Well, there you have it....glad solicited advice gets followed.  Sony is pure crap unless you buy the ES line.

I'm currently using a Sony STR-DN1020 in my Family Room and a Sony STR-DA5600ES in my Home Theater Room. Both are rock solid performers.


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 09:17 PM

Well, there you have it....glad solicited advice gets followed.  Sony is pure crap unless you buy the ES line.

 

When the TS asked, he received recommendations for six different brands (Sony, Denon, Onkyo, Yamaha, Integra and Pioneer), along with a few recommendations to avoid some of those five brands.

 

What was he supposed to do after receiving recommendations on five different manufacturers? Buy one of each?



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Posted 21 February 2014 - 01:17 PM

I have one Pioneer, two Yamaha's and one Onkyo. The Pioneer in my bedroom is the newest of the bunch, being a 5.1 receiver while the others are 6 and 7.1. All are solid performers in their own right, however I find the Yamaha receivers to be more user friendly.

 

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