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Losing sound in certain modes

Hi, I have a Pioneer VSX-C300 5.1 Channels Receiver which up to now has been working fine, but recently when it is in Standard mode the unit "clicks" then the sound is al but lost (very faint and muffled). If i switch to another preset mode i.e. Auto the sound is fine (but not the mode I like to listen in!) Sometimes it wil go for a couple of days without a problem and other times the fault occurs within about 10 mins of turning the unit on. Regards, Tym Harvey

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Re: Losing sound in certain modes

I get the same problem with my Nakamichi, but it never bothered me much, since i can't notice any quality drop, besides, its only radio. I remember it happens only on certain stations though, which leads me to believe it might have to do with the broadcast itself which oscillates and varies in amplification from station to station, and is affected by weather and geography. If it really botheres you, try getting extra juice amp for your tuner from some specialy electronic store. Good luck

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