Having a major problem with my receiver

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  1. Anthony*gw

    Anthony*gw Stunt Coordinator

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    I have a Technics SA DX950 for about 3 years now, very good avr imo. Anyway something is wrong with it and I’m just pitching out the problem to you guys and gals in hope that at lease someone has run across the same problem. To start with let me go back a couple months to when the problem first arise, was playing the AVR one day everything is good, and then I heard a click sound come from the receiver and followed was a scratching sound coming from all the speakers, I mean I was so loud I had to turn the receiver off…turned it back on and I played fine. curious as to what had just happened, I checked all my wiring and everything was fine. Now recently, it happens often, actually this occurs every time I use it.
    Note: I can still hear what ever it is I’m playing it’s just that the scratching sound over powers it.. Currently it has gotten so bad that when I power off the receiver and put it back on the problem is still there, (when the off and on use to be a quick fix before), I sometimes have to leave it off for days just to get a couple hours usage out of it. Oh, I also disconnected the speakers (JBL N24 Bookshelf Speaker mains/surround, JBL N-Center II) and use just a headphone and heard the same scratching sound in the headphone speakers.
    Well that’s my problem, any help would be grateful…..thanks
     
  2. John Garcia

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    It sounds like it may be time to get a new receiver. Something inside is kicking the bucket.
     
  3. Anthony*gw

    Anthony*gw Stunt Coordinator

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    Budget does not allow a new one right now, i will send it to a technicain and find out how much it cost to repair.
    by the way, give me some recomendations on receivers i should check out for when i'm finally ready to purchase a new one.
     
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    IMO, it's probably going to cost about half of what a new receiver will. Take a look at the Onkyo TX-SR502 thread, you might want to consider one of those on a budget - one guy posted that he got a refurb for $162 shipped, which is probably about what you'll spend having that one looked at. If you're looking for something nicer, let us know what your budget is.
     
  5. AngLus

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    i believe it won't cost alot to repair
    should give it a shot
    sounds like your grounding has gone berserk or your regulators (they use diods inside the receivers i think) are malfunctioning

    if it's either of the above
    shoulden't cost more than 30$ at the most and that's from the most expensive repair shop you can find
     
  6. Anthony*gw

    Anthony*gw Stunt Coordinator

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    I will try the repair option first....the Onkyo TX-SR502 looks like a winner but i will want something with a little more power(90-100 watts)with a budget of $200-300.
     
  7. Paul Mor

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    I agree with John. Most places I've been to charge $40 just to tell you what the problem is. Recently happened to me with a DVD player. I'd rather put the money in a new one rather than take the chance on paying someone $40 to tell me he can't fix it or that it will cost $$$ to fix.
     
  8. Chu Gai

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    and this also happens if you use the fm or am tuner?
     
  9. LanceJ

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    Does the clicking sound originate in the receiver, or the speakers? If it's from the receiver itself, something is happening with the turn-on surge/protection relay.
     
  10. Joe*H

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    get a refurb onkyo 602 or harman kardon refurb 230 or 330 right in your price range.
     
  11. Anthony*gw

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    Lancej
    From the receiver
     
  12. Anthony*gw

    Anthony*gw Stunt Coordinator

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    Chu Gai
    Yes. sorry for the late reply
     
  13. Anthony*gw

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    joe*H. point me in the direction of those refurbs[​IMG]
     

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