I just got a used Harman Kardon AVR430 5.1, and the sound is beautiful compared to my old receiver (o:
But if I use SPDIF input, it tends to eat 1-2 seconds of sound at the beginning of a song, or, especially annoyingly, whenever there's a silent bit in speech.
It sounds like the D/A converter shuts down whenever there's even the shortest pause, and requires 1-2 seconds to start up?
If I feed it an analogue signal, the problem disappears, but the AVR's buit-in D/A converter has better sound than the Burr Brown D/A converter I have.
Does anyone else have this problem, and is there a fix for it?
Thanks in advance (o:
No solution really, or you could try setting decoding mode only for certain inputs? ie from CD you'll always play 2 channel PCM not DTS or DD so select PCM only? You might have that option?
You can try a processor reset and see if that helps. Of course all settings you have now will be lost so a recal for EzSet will be needed. If you want to try that look at page 51 of the owners manual.
The 430 used a Cirrus Logic DSP and when identifying an incoming stream it takes about 1/2 second...
Not a problem for a movie, but irritating for a music track...
Just my $0.05... 👍😉
Ahwell; thanks for the replies, and thanks for the clarification M Code.
I guess I could write a piece of code to send a 20khz or a 10hz sine through the system at lowest possible volume - my source is a mac mini - and see if that helps.