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Radio stations have shushing sound

I have a new system, which has about 6 radio stations programmed for listening. All are easy to hear on cheap table-top radios. On my surround-sound Denon system, most of them have a shushing sound, or overall poor reception, so that they are unbearable to listen to. TV sound is fine. The installer came once and changed the antenna from a small unit above the entertainment unit to a large, paddle-like antenna (6 foot long). This did not solve the problem and, since that visit the installer does not respond to my calls, nor to an email message I wrote asking for further help. I would like advice on what might be done by me and/or what I would do to get a useable system by getting professional help.

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Re: Radio stations have shushing sound

Cheap table top radio is mono. Your Denon is not getting a good signal so you are hearing noise. You need a better antenna (roof type) or the antenna needs to be moved and aimed in another direction. Try moving it while the station is tuned. You can also switch the Denon to mono and it will reduce the noise at the loss of fidelity.

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