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Pioneer VSX-921 About a year old, and although it isn't defective, the volume is slowly moving down. (I mean over the months) When I got I i would set it at -55 dB to get a good sound level... Months later it was more in the -45 dB range. Now I am listening at -38 dB. The same on all sources, so it isn't a broadcasting issue. Is my receiver defective / will it die (at this rate within the next 18 months I guess) Or is it something else?

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  • Senne Derkerre May 20, 2014

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    Yea, that's not it, or other things like sonos would also have a drop in volume.

    a crazy thing:

    a few nights ago,I suddenly had no sound, or sound bits coming through every now and then.

    And every 20 or so seconds the receiver would try to "line up" the input signal or coding

    (on HDMI meaning the image drops for a second and the TV displays the signal format (1080p 60))

    but still no sound, sometimes just a half second of sound bits like a phone conversation with bad reception... :-)

    ...after about half an hour the sound was back, and I lowered the volume to about -52dB for comfortable listening/ viewing

    ....don't know how long that will last tho!

    but I'm gonna talk to the store today.

    thanks for your feedback!



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You like it loud? Maybe your hearing is going... ;)

Seriously, this sounds like something to get fixed while it's still in warranty. It's not right.

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