Originally Posted by nilsvoss
Here we go, It was the first time for me to use a forum this way.
So i think I am not the right one to ask.
I found the fixes, I think one of them where from you, and like to give something back.
Normally I am little divided about writing in forums.
Often people don't think of what they are writing, but they expect you to solve there problems without think themself.
Don't get my wrong, I like to help, but some ask you to solder......or ask how a cold soldering look like. Hmm......not so easy.
I think both the AVSforum and hifiengine looks a little better for me. that's why give back my info's.
Maybe some would like to see my fan solution?? easy and working, don't even get handwarm.
But you have to hear louder........;-) I should buy a quieter one.
Off topic: Do you like the design of the receiver....? Normally I have electronic from the broadcast/postproduction sector (not highend!!!), but some of the onkyo eletronic designs, seems a little spooky to me....I took my minutes to understand the concept of the powersupply to the display. And I don't know where they buy there resistors. A died resistor of 2.2 Ohm without being black? Never seen.!
But i understand that this all has the be cheap to sell it, and on the other hand, 7 poweramplifiers, a dolby decoder and a complete Video section with scaling for that price....
So like in all good forums, I posted a lot without giving any informations.....Yeaha..;-)
So everyone is now allowed to roast me........
PS.: Some Informations:
HDMI sucks Depending on cable diameter, source and receiver, everything is possible....in my configuration it is running with a 10m cheap cable with the sr-607 and a benq-1070. In my oppinion quality of HDMi-cable is NOT depending on price. Outer diameter of the cable gives sometimes informations of the awg of the wires, thats more important than nice gold plated connectors (pins are always gold plated.....)
(it is like goldplated spdifcables.....;-)))
There are many of us that can read complex schematics and solder (properly) hole-thru and even SMT, so it's good for us to be able to chat somewhere. I like using my skills and recycling ... it's not always about saving money.
It's strange that Onkyo decided no fans. Obviously, it was because of the noise. But the heat is a killer and the 607 gets buring hot (as do other similar amps). It only takes a small fan to turn burning hot into luke-warm. I use Antec Veris AV Cooler. Even at max load/volume ... luke warm 607. Can't hear it at 6 feet away. Thought about adding thermo-control, but I think it would run 100% of the time anyway. On my Panasonic HE-200, I just added a PC case fan (attached to the top).
Sure, show your 607 fan mod. Maybe here if external. Maybe over at HifiEngine if internal?
Pretty sure, Onkyo saw the errors in their ways, and added fans to x09 series.
Yes, failed resistor is very un-common. Bad but not burnt ... really rare (never seen that either). You must be really good to find that. Yes, some of this stuff is under-built these days (really only barely working).
I used to be against HDMI also, but now (well, since 607 purchase years ago) I love it. Plus, it can do stuff like high-bandwidth signal Blu-Ray and much more. Cables are not magic and not all are the same. I know from past training and experience ... thicker cables/wires (lower gauge) is better and becomes more important as length increases ... even with digital signals like HDMI. Also, proper soldering/crimping/shielding, etc.