Originally Posted by Alan P
You never did answer my question - is the AVR in a cabinet and can it breathe??
Sorry Alan, No it's out in the open, it's got a part of a plasma tv about 6 inches above it, but the rest of is open to the air, it's sitting on top of a night stand, like so:
I spent about an hour when I got home tonight at 11 re - stripping and re -wiring all of my speaker cables into the back of my AVR. I did notice, re that surround rear that was out of phase, that upon testing the speakers after plugging them back in that the speaker in question sounded like crap, so I looked on the back, and found some speaker wire that had detached that was spanning the two connections, positive and negative. I cleared it out and plugged it back in, and indeed the speaker sounds normal. So that obviously solves the phase error, now whether or not that could cause over heating I don't know, as it was on the speaker end not the Receiver end. I also made sure the sub cables were tight and didn't have any splits in them, they looked good. Unfortunately it's 12 30 am and can't drive them to hard right now, but will give them a go in the morning. I really wasn't pushing them TOO hard when it kept over heating earlier, as even though it was loud I live in an apartment and don't need to turn the volume up too much to have it be loud. It really will be lousy if the 1913 can't drive the PSB's at that volume! ... I do have my eye on a refurbished 3313ci that would set me back 850 including tax, and the upshot of that would be it has the dual sub outputs, is 125 watts per channel, has a phono out ( not that I really use my record player ever ), but especially good is it has pre outs, as I understand I could use these to add an amp to bi wire my front towers, which the Denon guy said would be a huge bonus for me. Then again, that would just about make my Credit Card scream for breathing room - as in come close to max, so If I could leave it for a bit that would be great.