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Marantz SR6200 Issues

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Jason.Soko, May 31, 2003.

  1. Jason.Soko

    Jason.Soko Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi guys I have an issue with my SR6200 when listening to different inputs. When playing DVD's I have to crank up the volume in the are of -10dB to make it equal in level to listening to the CD player usually at like -35dB. I've also heard others have issues with hissing, while I can't say that mine hisses to the degree of others, I do notice a fair amount at high levels. So when coupled with the required high amplification level of the DVD player, it becomes significant. Any help or information would be appreciated guys.


    Thanks!


    Jason
     
  2. JamesF

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    i have a friend with the same problem, i believe it may have something to do with the preamp in the dvd player not giving you high enough levels or cd player being too high.
    my 2 cents worth
     
  3. ChrisDixon

    ChrisDixon Second Unit

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    It is not unusual for the normal listening volume of music to be about 10 db lower than for movies, though your 25 db difference seems to be a bit much. Remember that movies are much more dynamic. That is, most of the movie is much quieter than the peaks. If the whole movie was mixed at the same level as the loudest booms, you wouls surely turn it down since your ears would fatigue quickly. Music, on the other hand, is less dynamic since it is (unfortunately) usually mixed for FM radio and lesser music systems.

    Chris
     
  4. Pablo Abularach

    Pablo Abularach Supporting Actor

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    Jason.

    I also have a SR6200, and I'm extreamly pleased with my receiver, no problems at all, at least thats what I think.

     
  5. Jason.Soko

    Jason.Soko Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks guys I appreciate all your information! When I return home, I'll provide more accurate information for you guys. Thanks Again.
     
  6. ChrisWiggles

    ChrisWiggles Producer

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    There should be no hiss. Try other inputs. It's probably poor interconnects or noisy interference or the like. I have a 5300 and it's dead quiet. Turning it up to the maximum volume, you have to put your ear right next to the tweeter to hear what little his there is. There is, however, a small amount of signal leakage, such that if I have the cd player going, and switch to another input and turn that up to full volume (+13/+15 i forget how high it goes), you can hear the music from the cd player in the background. If you have something that is creating a signal in some other input it may be causing the hiss. While not perfectly shielded for crosstalk, these units are damn quiet when it comes to hiss.
     
  7. Ferran Mazzanti

    Ferran Mazzanti Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi,
    I also have a 6200 and have wprried about similar issues. One year ago there were few posts here concerning the hissing issue. Looks like some units sold in the states were affected by background hiss above expected levels. I was worried then about my unit, because I can also hear some hiss coming from my speakers when crancked up max without any input signal working. I even went back to the shop and talked to the dealer, who told me to bring my unit there for a test. The result was that he could also hear the hiss, but he said that was completely normal. He spent some time with me testing other 6200s and other units (H/K and NAD receivers and some 2 channel amps). The result was that I could hear background hiss with all units. So I would say that a slight amount of hissing is absolutely normal, and can be produced by the unit, the connectors, etc...
    The problem is: what hiss level is acceptable? I don't know. I can tell you that I can only hear the hiss at almost max volume and at a distance of less than 50cm from the speaker. Of course, no hissing can be heard when playing music or dvd's, so I don't really care about it.
    I would say you have to deeply test you unit, to see at what level you start to hear the hiss, and at what distance. Also do the test without any device connected to the receiver, and start plugging up things to see if the hiss increases or decreases, and so on.
     

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