Originally Posted by maintrain
Yeah I read about that. I ended up buying a Sampson s-convert and that solved all my hum problems and gave me a stronger signal into the amp. I picked it over the art cleanbox seeing that I wouldn't have to mod it. It's working perfectly.
I'm ditching the audio buddy. Truth is, I couldn't turn it up over 1/4 without picking up noise from the sat antenna cable. I didn't get noise when testing at work. All is well using the Sampson S-Convert and I'm using the avr sub volume control.
Thanks Reaper. I'm enjoying it more everyday.
Glad it worked out for you, mt. Funny how everyone's mileage varies......I had to ditch my S-Convert, ends up it was amplifying all AC switching noises in my house beyond comfort level as described in my earlier thread:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...969&highlight=
I ended up getting a MIC2200 to provide boost/eq....truth be told, I could have gotten by without it and am running everything at 0db level, no boost. My older Onkyo AVR provides enough output to the EP2500 as long as I keep my audio signal separate from any chassis ground (as in cable config #17). With chassis connected on the EP input side I get hum up the wazoo and a big signal loss. When I hook up my Yamaha powered mixer (unbalanced output) to the EP with no special cables (chassis tied to signal common via adapters) it works great. Go figure, you never know when interfacing "home" with "pro", trial and error is necessary.
BTW, great build!