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Phantom volume increase on HK AVR 525

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by STLMIKE, Mar 29, 2009.


    STLMIKE Well-Known Member

    Sep 2, 1998
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    Any ideas on this one?

    Occasionally, my 525 will randomly go from the -30 to -20 range that I normally listen at, to anywhere from -16 to 0. Without touching the remote.

    There are no other problems other than this.

    Thanks -- Mike
  2. LanceJ

    LanceJ Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2002
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    Back when Circuit City was still around, I played around with H/K receivers a lot. In that time I encountered a couple H/K demo receivers - the ones with the internally lit blue knob - where the volume control acted very erratically, specifically: when trying to turn down the volume it actually went UP, scaring the crap out of me in the process! I found that if I turned the knob very slowly the volume would finally go down. Unhappily I wasn't all that surprised that this happened since the volume knobs themselves felt very flimsy, a disconcerting issue on a rather expensive piece of gear.

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