Originally Posted by MACCA350
Just had this same problem again yesterday and again it didn't fix with power cycles or changing sources but slowly disappeared after about 30min.
It simply makes no sense at all.
This just happened for the third time now. Was able to narrow it down to the center channel, though at first it seemed to affect the others also. Setting to Stereo at first(had to change in the Modes menu) seemed to affect the L/R channels but not to the same degree. After a little while only the center channel was affected, ie stereo sounded fine Mono, or PLIIx or other mode that used the center channel caused this issue to show up.
After a little while, or maybe from the start(cant be certain), any sound out of the center channel was very low in volume and turning volume up caused distortion which sounded like signal clipping or similar to a radio station that's not tuned in right or a loose connection.
I was using the PVR so I switched to the BD player and put in a CD. Same thing, stereo was fine, Mono or PLIIx or other mode(all channel stereo etc) that used the center channel caused this issue to show up. I tried wiggling the XLR connections and cables from D2v to the speakers and that didn't help
So I ruled out the source device, source content, source connections and XLR output cables as the culprit. So I power cycled the center speaker(Seaton Catalyst) a couple of times, problem still present. I leave the Catalysts powered on all the time so there is no possible 'warm up' issue that could be attributed to them.
Next thing I did, with the D2v still running and source playing, was to power off the front Catalysts and put the input cable from the center speaker to the right speaker. Powered them on again and the problem did not follow the cable to the right speaker. Here I thought maybe the problem was the center speaker, that was until I put the cable back to the center speaker......the problem was gone. It would seem my time to diagnose was up(about 30min had passed).
So, anyone else had this kind of an issue. I'm about 95% certain the D2v is causing this problem. There's probably a 5% chance the center Catalyst is to blame. Until this happens again, and it only occures when the D2v has been cold powered on(it's winter here) so won't show up for a while.
I need to be certain before I send it back.