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Signal ground on rear of recever???

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Joe Tilley, Mar 5, 2002.

  1. Joe Tilley

    Joe Tilley Supporting Actor

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    Does anyone know if this is an actual ground or is this some type of way to isolate noise to the recever?

    What I have is the Sony STR-DA5ES the singnal ground is on the rear pannel and I cannot find any info in the owners manul about what it is used for.I was wondering if it is a actual ground since the power cord dose not have a ground on it,and also would there be any advantage to hooking this to a ground on my power center if thats what it is intended for.

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. John Garcia

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    I'm certainly no expert, but I read a post on another forum that stated if you were to ground all of your components (to a good ground point on the chassis) directly to a known good earth ground, that you could achieve a lower noise floor and/or picture. I could see this being more useful if you actually have unstable or unclean power, however if you do not have A/C noise, it would probably not make a huge difference.
     
  3. parin_patel

    parin_patel Stunt Coordinator

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    I believe the ground terminal is supposed to be used when you hook up a turntable to the recevier (using the phono input). The manual for my Onkyo receiver states:

     
  4. Joe Tilley

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    Thanks guys,I dont have any noise problems or a turntable so I think I will just leave it unhooked. Its just one of those things that drove me nuts wondering what it was for.[​IMG] Thanks again
     

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