Originally Posted by lcslattery
Hi all. I've had my VSX1121 for a while, and have only just purchased a Pro-ject 1xpression and phono box DS. Lately I've noticed for the majority of music I play on the turntable the over
light is displayed on the receiver's display. The turntable and phono stage are setup to the manufacturers instructions (as far as I know). I've tried turning on the Analogue Attenuator - while this reduces the number of times the over light comes on, it doesn't eliminate it completely. Any ideas anyone?
Hi everyone. I just wanted to provide an update on my overloading AVR to close this one off. After a great deal of troubleshooting, I discovered by 1Xpression had a slightly bent stylus. On advice that this was most likely the problem, and after a painful PayPal process, the Hifi Company I bought the turntable from agreed to take the turntable back and refunded me.
Following this, I started looking into a replacement, and decided I’d better take my VSX1121-k into my local stereo shop to test it with a few different turntables. Unfortunately I had the same problem of the AVR overloading and distorting. It turns out it was my AVR all along. My VSX1121-K was originally imported from the US, and I used a step down transformer to convert the 240 volt Australian power to the 110 needed for the US receiver. Apparently this combination is notorious for analogue sources such as Phono. To rectify the problem, I’ve purchased a new receiver from an Australian shop.
Also, for anyone with a similar problem who happens to stumble across my story, it is not normal to have to use an analogue attenuator. This significantly lowers the sound quality. If there is no alternative it might be worth it, but not for me. Especially when it was still distorting and overloading some of the time with the Attenuator on.
Thanks very much to Pioneertop for trying to help.