Input crosstalk on Yamaha RX-V1200

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  1. Daishi

    Daishi Auditioning

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    Hi,

    I'm wondering if anyone else's RX-V1200 has problems with
    input crosstalk? I.e., when a CD is playing, but some
    other input is selected but not playing, if one turns the
    volume up one can hear the CD muted but definitely audible.

    Thanks,
     
  2. Mike Huay

    Mike Huay Stunt Coordinator

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    This is a normal condition on your RX-V1200. There is no total isolation. If you are playing a movie, be sure to turn off your or stop your CD player.
     
  3. Daishi

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    Thanks for the reply.
    Is this a common issue with receivers in this range?
    Would say the RX-V2200 also have this issue?
     
  4. Mike Huay

    Mike Huay Stunt Coordinator

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    I would think so. This is one of the reasons people use "seperates." There is no way to totally isolate the signals.
     
  5. Daishi

    Daishi Auditioning

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    I think I'm a bit confused. Could you explain to me
    how having separates would affect this issue? I understand
    that in general separates are build to a higher standard
    and may not typically have issues like this. However,
    I don't think you mean to imply that if I use the 1200
    simply as a pre/pro and connect separate amplifiers to
    each of the channels the issue would disappear? Unless
    I'm misunderstanding how the signal path works I would
    think that the crosstalk is occurring somewhere in the
    pre/pro stage.
     
  6. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    I have a recent model Yamaha flagship integrated amp/processor, and it also has bad crosstalk. Don’t know if it’s as bad as yours, though - hopefully not!

    Unfortunately, crosstalk seems very common in home theater receivers these days. Used to be, however, no hi-fi component worth its salt had poor crosstalk specs. My first component was a modest Marantz integrated amp that only one model up from the company’s bottom-of-the-line. You could only hear crosstalk with the volume all the way up and your ear against the speaker!

    I supposed the market now places a premium on as many features for the price as possible, so apparently good crosstalk specs have been sacrificed at the alter of compromise.

     

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