Originally Posted by PioManiac
Page 113 in the user manual
OK, I have a Yamaha RX-A1070 ... I AM NOT USING ANY INTERNAL POWER AMPS!
I don't know about the DVD, but playing from HDMI input from a PC running TIDAL, I get an immediate shut down playing several tracks, AT THE SAME SPOT, at any volume greater than +1db, from the Pink Floyd Pulse Album. There are other tracks/albums as well.
I have a fairly huge system, with POWER AMPS. I initially thought my rear speakers (the only ones connected to the receiver, as everything else is connected to RCA outputs), might be over-driving the amp (grasping at straws). So I tried the same passage WITHOUT ZERO SPEAKERS connected - SAME THING! Wow! Everything works great, but anytime the 1070 is set to +2db or more, the damn thing turns off, then comes back on again!
Like I said, I have a pretty big system, and my amps and speakers can easily create hearing-loss volumes. Right now I'm running basically a 5.1 Setup, where my front VMPS FFL-3s are bi-amped with a pair of Emotiva XPA-2 power amps. The Center and Subs are self-powered, with the Rear running an Adcom 545. The Yamaha 1070 will SHUT DOWN even if I pull all the RCA plugs from the pre-out sections and remove any speaker connections!
I have been buying audio since the 70's, and I'm a computer engineer, used to "debugging" stuff, and this has me totally stumped! I bought the Yamaha because my last a/v receiver was an Onkyo. The HDMI chip in the Onkyo went bad, and the a'holes at Onkyo KNEW about the problem and refused to fix mine. No more Onkyo for me!
Does anyone make a defect-free A/V Receiver?
Do I now need to add Yamaha to my "NEVER BUY" list???