Problems with hooking up my new HK-520....

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  1. Art Simon

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    When I turn the radio on it seems to work fine, nice and powerful. When I switch it over to Video 1 to watch cable
    I have to turn the volume up A LOT on the receiver just to hear anything. It seems to be this way when I watch a DVD too, but not as bad. Why is this? I have all 5 of my speakers set to small and my Subwoofer set to 80hz.
    Last thing is, the top of the reciever seems to feel quite warm. Is this normal?

    Thanks...Art
     
  2. Paul Clarke

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    TV/Cable volume is attenuated and does not react in the same way as other direct sources. On my 510 I get basically no significant volume boost until -30 or so when using AV inputs...DVD being the one exception.
     
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    How much is "A LOT" (in terms of the dB reading given by the receiver)? The dial goes up beyond 0, and isn't too loud until you breach say, -20 (depends on your room and other setup factors too of course).

    WRT your cable, is there some sort of volume control upstream of your receiver?
     
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    I have to turn it up to say -10 just to get a desent volume to hear it. This only happens when I'm watching cable TV.
    The DVD seems to work a lot better, I don't have to turn it up nearly as far. When the radio is on it is A LOT louder.
    Is all this normal?
     
  5. Art Simon

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    Jason I re-read your reply and a light bulb came on. I turned the speaker off on my TV and now the receiver works fine. I didn't know that the TV volume had anything to do with it. Thanks for the help [​IMG]
    Btw is it normal for the receiver to feel quite warm when it is in regular use?
     
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    Yes, warm = normal, warmer if you work it hard. My 110 gets plenty warm but never "hot".
     

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