Audio Dropouts With New Speakers

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  1. ScottH

    ScottH Producer

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    I recently upgraded my speakers (to nOrh Mini 9.0) and on the second day after hooking them up, I started experiencing dropouts with my Marantz SR-8000. The dropouts occur whenever a really "loud" scene comes on. For example, in Saving Private Ryan, whenever there was a loud explosion, or gunfire, or a tank. If I turn the volume down to a very low level, the dropouts don't happen. This isn't "clipping", is it? I would think the Marantz (105x5) could handle these speakers.
     
  2. Shawn Fogg

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    "This isn't "clipping", is it?"

    Not really. What you are doing is activating the Marantz's protection circuits though.

    If you didn't have this problem with your old speakers (played at a similiar level) they were easier to drive then your new ones.

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    You might want to check that there are no stray speaker wire strands touching the back of the chassis of the receiver as well.
     
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    Bruce Hedtke Cinematographer

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    Definitely check all connections. Having a positive wire touching a negative terminal will shut the operation down. Playing at normal levels, it will be ok, but during a loud sequence, it will overload the protection circuits and shut down the reciever.

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