My home theater meltdown

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  1. Paul W

    Paul W Second Unit

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    I'm serious!
    I left my Sony DA333ES receiver on while I went out to lunch. I came home to the sounds of Niagra Falls (very loud white noise) and a smell of burning rubber. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The tweeters on all of my Infinity speakers were melted.
    This sucks! Why does the DA333ES spontaneously start producing very loud white noise when there is no source (FYI, I use the coax ditigal input).
    Can anybody recommend a receiver that isn't going to melt down my speakers if I should walk away from it?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Dan_Jones

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    Ouch...maybe you should give Sony a call...see if they can reimburse anything...or maybe that's just wishful thinking.

    That sucks man...maybe go with Denon, Onkyo, Yamaha, or Outlaw next...
     
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    A similar thing happened to my friend with an older ES unit, except it fried his sub. He came home to the sound of a very loud, deep, fast vibrating sound just in time to see his sub fizzle and smoke.
     
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    I had an old sony stereo reciever.They made a pair of pioneer speakers smoke...yes really.THey started making no sound and I took the woofer out and smoke poured out of the enclosure.
     
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    Whoa! You guys are freaking me out! After all the talk about the DB/ES models being the best of the sony line, my DE receiver is starting to scare me. I guess I won't be leaving it on if I'm not around. Thanks for the info so that I might be more cautious.

    Dan Hine
     
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    Yikes Paul!

    That sucks man. I'd try what Dan Jones said if it's still under warranty. Be a bastard is you're forced to.

    Well, if it helps, I know my denon has never done the spontaneous white noise thing.
     
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  8. Roy Wallace

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    Holy Jeez!
    My old Sony STR-D2020 has never done that... and I have left it on unattended a ton.
    I'm gonna speed up the upgrade program for sure now.[​IMG]
    Do you guys have any thoughts as to WHY this happened?
    I was kind of thinking about the new Sony gear too...
    Roy
     
  9. Jeffrey_Jones

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    What were you using as your source when this happened? Was it your DVD player or CD player? I have heard people having white noise produced when a DTS encoded DVD/CD is played with the wrong output format selected.
    I've never heard of white noise melting a tweeter. You might be able to get Infinity to cover this under warrenty. It would sure be easier then trying to get Sony to [​IMG]
    - Jeff
     
  10. Jerome Grate

    Jerome Grate Cinematographer

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] that is absolutely terrible. First, [​IMG] I'm sorry about what happened but it burns me that Sony may give you a hard way to go because it's not just the receiver you need to get rid of, but you need to replace your speakers as well, my best to you.
     
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    Had the same experience with a regular-line Sony several years ago, and that's why I won't own anything Sony makes that has an amp. Killed my tweeters too.

    No Sony...I leave them to MD and sources now instead of amps and receivers.

    Sam
     

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