Originally Posted by jdsmoothie
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Another update on my issue. Yesterday when I was not experiencing the volume cut, I had only run Audyssey in one position after the micro resets.
Since I wasn't hearing the volume cut, I decided to run a full eight position sweep today since I was off from work. I don't really remember whether Audyssey was "on" yesterday while I was having no issues, but I suspect it was not.
So before I ran Audyssey, I checked again to make sure I wasn't having the volume cut with headphones..I was not...then I did a full Audyssey sweep. After it finished, Audyssey was "on", and I connected the headphones, put the AVR in stereo mode, and I notice that I have the volume cut now with the headphones..wth?
So now I'm thinking it has something to do with Audyssey "ON" conflicting with the headphone output. So I went into the menu, and turned off Audyssey manually. Normally, when you insert a headphone plug into the headphone jack, it automatically disables Audyssey, but I wanted to make sure that it was disabled before I plugged the headphones in.
Sure enough, I get no volume cut when I try the headphones after I manually disabled Audyssey. So I unplug the headphones, and turn Audyssey back on. Plug the headphones back in.."Audyssey automatically disables", and once again I get the cut in volume. So this is telling me that when I plug the headphones in while Audyssey is engaged, it screws up the volume somehow when raising or lowering it. If I manually turn off Audyssey before plugging in the headphones, everything is fine. Btw..it does have this issue whether I raise or lower the volume with one click, .5db.
I can duplicate this scenario every time so far. So, if I manually turn Audyssey off before inserting the headphones, I get "NO" volume cut if I raise or lower the volume by.5db, if I let the receiver disable Audyssey when I insert the headphones, I "Do Have" the volume cut. So I guess my unit has some kind of quirk/bug? SOM, I know you don't have the issue with your 2809, but maybe this is related to the 989 only?
Well at least I have a workaround for this problem as of now. Who knows though, it could change tomorrow.